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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Legal Recruiting Assistant
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Job Description


The Legal Recruiting Assistant provides administrative support to the Northern California Legal Recruiting Manager for OCI and lateral recruiting, and the Office Manager for the Summer Associate program.

Duties and Responsibilities

OCI and Lateral Recruiting

* Meets and greets candidates.
* Sends out reimbursement letters to applicants and sends letters to other firms with regard to shared NALP expenses.
* Acts as a point of contact for attorneys and incoming associates via phone, email and in-person.
* Responsible for all data entry into recruiting databases
* Tracks and files incoming resumes and maintains recruiting databases.
* Schedules in-office interview dates with Summer Associate candidates.
* Collects candidate evaluations and drafts all letters to candidates.
* Prepares orientation packets for new Summer and Fall associates; conducts office tours.
* Keeps track of inventory of marketing materials and orders additional supplies from the corporate office, as needed, for recruiting purposes.
* Performs clerical functions such as preparing & organizing files and binders, opens & organizes incoming mail and other administrative duties
* Required to work overtime during busy periods and attend summer and fall events, when necessary.
* Performs other duties as assigned

Summer Program

* Acts as a point of contact for summer associates via phone, email and in-person.
* Liaises with Marketing department to create summer associate directories.
* Assists in setting up Summer Associate orientation schedules and in drafting welcome memos.
* Assists in setting up events for the Summer program and assists in fostering attorney attendance at these events.
* Performs 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 staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


* Associate's degree
* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


* Bachelor's degree
* Law firm experience
* Experience working with HR databases

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

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.