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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Project Management
2019 Project Assistant (Washington D.C)
(This job is no longer available)
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Job Description


A two-year position supporting paralegals and attorneys in various practice groups. This position is an opportunity for individuals interested in law school to gain legal experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

* The central task is the organization of documents, both hard copies and electronic, and includes but is not limited to data entry, database searches, extranet uploading, internet research, hard copy sorting.
* Trial preparation and attendance at trial is a possibility.


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).


* Bachelor's degree
* Strong organizational and communication skills


* For IP litigation, preference is a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science

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
* Proofread accurately
* Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, practicing in 18 cities around the world.

In addition to a professionally and personally rewarding workplace, we offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a generous combined leave program, performance and year-end bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a commuter transit benefit.

Sidley has a reputation for excellence and we have garnered high marks for our legal practice. Professional staff are essential to the firm’s ability to deliver the highest quality legal services to our clients. We are always looking for talented, motivated individuals who thrive in a performance-driven culture to join our team.