Sidley Austin LLP

  • Assistant Managing Attorney

    Recruiting Location US-NY-New York
    Practice Administration
  • Summary

    The Assistant Managing Attorney will assist with the daily operations of New York Docket & Court Services department. In conjunction with the Managing Attorney, the Assistant Managing Attorney will provide support to assure compliance with procedural rules of state and federal trials and appellate courts for the nationwide litigation department. In addition to the above, the Assistant Managing Attorney will advise litigators on various procedural matters covered by the CPLR and FRCP as well as maintain and oversee the New York litigation calendar and case docketing.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reviews for accuracy, as to form and procedural compliance, all court documents served and/or filed through the Docket and Court Services department. Undertakes legal research to advise litigators on various procedural matters covered by the CPLR and FRCP.
    • Provides procedural guidance and advice to lawyers with respect to motion practice, policy and procedure in New York State and Federal Courts.
    • Assists with management initiatives with respect to cross-departmental opportunities.
    • Assists with issues relating to service of process including engaging process servers.
    • Assists with review of new cases and rule changes to insure that lawyers are kept apprised of recent developments under the CPLR, FCRP and FRAP.
    • Undertakes procedural research assignments in order to provide advice to lawyers to insure compliance with Court Rules.
    • Responsible for continuing to develop and update knowledge of court rules and procedures in multiple jurisdictions.
    • Screens and reviews incoming court documents and office correspondence in order to calculate and capture relevant dates into the docketing system.
    • Assists with Quality Control of docket entries.
    • Ensures that lawyers are notified of filing deadlines and court appearances.
    • Assists with docketing on an as needed basis and other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:

    • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school with current New York State Bar Admission.
    • A minimum of 2 years of legal experience as an assistant managing attorney, managing clerk, litigation associate, court employee or government employee.
    • Strong knowledge of federal, state and other local court systems and their associated rules, including electronic filing systems.
    • Westlaw/Lexis and PACER research experience.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite


    Other Skills and Abilities:
    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
    • Perform other related duties and special projects as required and assigned.


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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