Sidley Austin LLP

  • Practice Group Assistant

    Recruiting Location US-CA-Palo Alto
    Department
    Paralegal & Project Assistant
  • Summary

    Practice Group Assistant is an opportunity for a path into a paralegal career. Therefore, graduates with a Bachelor’s degree and a paralegal certificate who are looking for an entry level Paralegal role within a large law firm are encouraged to apply! 

     

    The Transactional Practice Group Assistant will support attorneys and paralegals by providing administrative and organizational support to the transactional practice groups in Palo Alto.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide back up support for the paralegals within the transactional practice groups.
    • Assists the transactional teams with the organization of business entities of all types (corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships); checks availability of and reserves corporate entity names; prepares and files incorporation, merger, acquisition, dissolution and related documents.
    • Assists paralegals and lawyers with the preparation of incorporation documents including but not limited to certificate/articles of incorporation, bylaws, restricted stock purchase agreements, organizational board and stockholder resolutions and related applications, filings and documentation.
    • Assists the local paralegal team with the maintenance and organization of corporate record books.
    • Retrieves documents from government agencies, private document retrieval companies and internal sources as appropriate.
    • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, work well under pressure, and has the flexibility to assist team in meeting client demands on accelerated schedules
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with Clients, Partners, Associates, Paralegals and all staff members.
    • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by local administration.

    Qualifications

    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 staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

     

    Education and/or Experience:
    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 1 year of experience
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:
    In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
    • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
    • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
    • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
    • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
    • Proofreads accurately
    • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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