Practice Group Assistant - Employment-Immigration
Sidley Austin LLP - Chicago, IL

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Sidley is looking for a Practice Group Assistant to assist our Employment law practice group. Practice Group Assistant is an opportunity for an entry level path into a paralegal career. Therefore, graduates with a Bachelors degree, paralegal certificate, and interest in immigration law seeking an entry level Paralegal role within a large law firm are encouraged to apply! Introduction to Sidley: Sidley Austin LLP is one of the worlds largest full-service law firms, practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities and for the second straight year, Sidley Austin LLP was selected as one of Chicagos Top Workplaces and featured on the Chicago Tribunes annual Top 100 Workplaces list.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 to review a list of our achievements. Summary: The Practice Group Assistant will support attorneys and legal assistants by providing administrative and organizational support to their assigned Practice Group.Duties and Responsibilities: Provide back up support for the Legal Assistants within the Practice GroupMaintain the organization of document files, both hard copies and electronic, including data entry, database searches, extranet uploading, internet research, hard copy sortingMaintain filing system for Practice Group Special assignments as assigned by Practice GroupQualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (the 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. Employees or applicants who need an accommodation should contact Human Resources.
Education and/or Experience: Required: Bachelors degreeStrong organizational and communication skillsStrong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Preferred: Paralegal CertificateOther Skills and Abilities: In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate: Excellent organizational skillsExcellent attention to detailGood judgment Strong interpersonal and 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 accuratelyAbility to work effectively under tight deadlines

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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...