Legal Assistant - Litigation
Sidley Austin LLP - New York, NY

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Introduction to Sidley: Sidley Austin LLP is one of the worlds largest full-service law firms, practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities.In addition to being 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 public transportation benefit. Please visit http://www.sidley.com/achivements to review a list of our achievements.Summary: A Litigation Legal Assistant provides assistance to lawyers from the filing of a complaint to the resolution.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Managing all aspects of large scale complex litigations and arbitrations.Maintaining, updating and organizing client files, trial transcripts, fact and research files, court papers and correspondence files in hard copy form as well as electronic form. Producing electronic and hard copy documents.Assisting with responses to discovery requests, including redacting documents in hard copy form as well as on line.Assembling documents for use at depositions.When needed, preparing for and attending court trials and/or arbitrations and handling all duties associated with a trial such as: preparing witness binders, preparing and tracking exhibits, contacting clients and witnesses, scheduling court reporters, etc.Cite-checking, blue-booking and proofreading briefs. Preparing privilege logs.Filing documents electronically with the courts.Must be proficient in Concordance and Relativity.Performs other miscellaneous projects and tasks as requested by attorneys and Legal Assistant Manager.Performs other work-related duties, as may be assigned.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the Essential Duties') satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.Education and/or Experience: Required: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university4-5 years experience working at a large law firmDemonstrated experience with Lexis, Westlaw, PACER & RelativityOther Skills and Abilities: In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate: Excellent organizational skills and attention to detailThe use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skillsWell developed analytical and problem solving skillsWorks harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a teamA self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the jobExercises confidentiality and discretionProofreads accurately

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Sidley Austin aims to be a one-stop shop for large and small businesses, government agencies, and individuals needing legal help. The...