Paralegal Supervisor
New York, NY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Paralegal Supervisor
Recruiting Location US-NY-New York
Department Paralegal & Project Assistant

The Paralegal Supervisor will work directly under the direction of the Litigation and Practice Support Manager in New York. The Paralegal Supervisor assists with the management, supervision and administrative compliance of the NY and Boston Paralegal Departments.

Duties and Responsibilities
    Supervise Project Assistants and temporary staff
  • Monitor Project Assistant workflow and collaborate with the Litigation & Practice Support Manager in New York on Paralegal and Project Assistant assignments.
  • Interact with clients, Partners, Associates, Paralegals and all staff members
  • Participate in the interview process and in the orientation of new hires
  • Participate in the annual Paralegal Department evaluation process
  • Interface with Human Resources to process all necessary paperwork with regard to new hires, terminations and changes in status
  • Help staff during emergency projects and assist with the hiring of temps when needed
  • Approve and coordinate Paralegal, Practice Group Assistant and Project Assistant time off requests
  • Manage/monitor the preparation, entry and submission of Paralegal and Project Assistant timesheets
  • Participate in the planning of department events
  • Assist the Litigation & Practice Support Manager in New York with other miscellaneous responsibilities and projects as needed

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 (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications


  • Two to three years of law firm experience working in a Paralegal or other paraprofessional support role
  • An understanding of how Paralegals and other paraprofessionals work
  • Supervisor experience

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
  • Strong proofreading skills Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Sidley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, veteran status and any other factor protected by applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 3 years
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