Sidley Austin LLP

  • Practice Group Coordinator - Litigation

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

    Overall responsibility for administrative support for lawyers in a specific practice group.  Works with Partners, providing assistance in lawyer work assignments, recruiting, evaluation and training of legal and other personnel.  This position will support the Practice Group in offices outside of New York, as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Development of staffing system and supervisor of the staff process:

    • Maintain oversight of current lawyer workloads
    • Monitor lawyer workloads
    • Ensure a fair mix of deal work
    • Monitor productivity


    Coordinate lateral recruiting and hiring:

    • Work with Partners and Legal Recruiting team to define and meet hiring needs of the practice group
    • Ensure recruiting process has followed through

     

    Professional Development:

    • Work with Partners and Director of Professional Development to meet the education needs of the practice group
    • Review notices of CLE and other programs and seminars specific to the practice and suggest attendance, as needed

     

    Personnel:

    • Develop and implement evaluation processes that measure the specific skills of personnel in the practice group
    • Coordinate assistance in resolving lawyer conflicts

     

    Client Relations:

    • Coordinate client entertainment programs to maintain practice development goals

     

    Other duties, assigned.

    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, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  If you need such an accommodate, pleae email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

     

    Education and/or Experience:

    Required:

    • Associate or Bachelor degree, or Paralegal Certificate, from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • A minimum of five years' experience as paralegal or in a supervisory support position in a legal environment
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word and Excel

     

    Preferred:

    • J.D., a plus

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    In addition to the above, the following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Able to accept responsibility and take initiative
    • 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 work-related duties and special projects, as required and assigned.

     

    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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