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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Secretarial Assistant
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Job Description


A Secretarial Assistant provides clerical support to assigned secretaries and other legal staff by performing duties such as typing, filing, copying and delivering documents to expedite work flow and production. Routine but varied work is conducted under general supervision following prescribed guidelines and/or procedures, while detailed instructions are provided for new assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Performs clerical functions such as organizing files, court papers, and pleading clips, preparing notebooks and exhibits, closing books, duplicating/scanning documents, etc.
* Types labels, forms and other documents as requested using Microsoft Word and other firm software.
* Maintains client files for secretaries and other legal staff. Indexes and prepares files in accordance with the standards set by the Records Management Center.
* Expedites secretarial production and work flow by coordinating and delivering work from other support services such as document processing, supplies, telecommunications, duplicating and messenger and attorney services.
* Inputs attorney daily time through the Firm's billing system.
* Maintains a safe and unobstructed work area, including a neat and well-organized desk.
* Demonstrates safe work practices.
* Performs other work related duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates.


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).


* College degree or one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


* Previous experience in a law firm.
* Graduation and certificate from ABA approved Paralegal training program or the equivalent.

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.