Legal Recruiting Specialist at Sidley Austin LLP in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Legal Recruiting Specialist

Recruiting Location


Human Resources


The Legal Recruiting Specialist will join a supportive and collaborative office. The specialist will provide support to Legal Recruiting with the planning and execution of the summer associate program, on-campus interview process, and lateral associate hiring efforts. The specialist will also work with the New York Recruiting team on projects, as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summer Associate Program:

    Coordinates the planning of the summer program, including calendar and budget
  • Maintain database of summer associate assignments, files, and paperwork; schedule mid- and end-of-summer evaluations

  • Monitor summer associate work assignment board

  • Attend social events, as needed

  • Draft and finalize offer letters (summer associate and full time)

  • Prepare materials for recruiting events and recruiting meetings

  • Prepare correspondence (e-mails and offer letters) to candidates

  • Coordinates arrival of Summer Associates including office assignments, arrival and departure dates, orientation, and mentors/supervising attorneys

  • Act as main point of contact for Boston summer associates

On-Campus Interviews

  • Coordinate the on-campus interview process for the Boston office

  • Liaise with Career Services contacts at the law schools from which the Boston office recruits

  • Maintain LawCruit database of applicants; review and respond to applications as appropriate

  • Register office for necessary OCI/EIP programs, 1L outreach programs, and any on-campus recruiting events

  • Staff interviewers for various on-campus interview programs and outreach events

  • Prepare and share on-campus interview information to the interviewers (schedules, resume and application packets)

  • Coordinate and schedule callback interviews with lawyers

  • Maintain recruiting calendar

  • Review, organize, and send write-in applications to hiring partners

  • Assign and track follow-up with candidates with offers

  • Schedule debrief calls with interview participants; prepare hiring committee packets and distribute to debrief call participants

  • Attend recruiting meetings, keeping organized record of all decisions made and action steps following meetings

  • Maintain OCI Tracking Report

  • Act as main point of contact for recruits throughout the process


  • Prepare and process recruiting expenses and invoices in Chrome River as needed

  • Assist with developing recruiting materials and brochures

  • Maintain LawCruit - updates statuses, dispositions, send communications

  • Assist with NALP surveys

  • Coordinate meetings

  • Assist with planning sponsorships and 1L outreach events during the year

  • Ensure New Hire paperwork is completed for all Boston summer, lateral and fall associates; assist with the on-boarding of the fall associates as needed

  • Work with New York and Firm-wide Legal Recruiting team with projects as needed

Lateral Recruiting

  • Assist with scheduling interviews, drafting offer letters

  • Conduct lateral orientation


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 from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of two years' legal recruiting experience

  • Possesses superior organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines; excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and be proactive

  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Law firm or professional services experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may 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