Litigation Docket Clerk (DFM #215)

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High-profile, international, law firm is seeking a Litigation Docket Clerk who will be responsible for the daily activities in a Managing Attorney’s Office, including the filing, service and retrieval of court documents; maintaining and updating all related databases; processing incoming court documents, checking dockets for updates, docketing/calendaring and running reports; communicating with court personnel and attorneys regarding proper filing procedures.  This role reports to the Managing Attorney.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide support to litigation attorneys, including calculating deadlines, retrieval of documents and service of process;
  • Perform electronic court filings for state and federal district and appellate courts;
  • Screen and review incoming and outgoing court documents and ensure compliance with court rules and procedures;
  • Review court filings and enter calendar deadlines in centralized docketing software (CourtAlert);
  • Track critical dates and related details and communicate information with attorneys, paralegals and/or staff, as necessary;
  • Travel to court and related administrative agencies to process court filings as necessary (retrieving decisions, filing papers, etc.);
  • Search cases using software and internet resources as necessary;
  • Assist with other administrative projects or provide other general back-up support as necessary.

 

Qualifications:

  • An understanding of court docketing and calendaring procedures and familiarity with court filings and general rules of court for processing pleadings.
  • Excellent organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with rules-based calendaring software (e.g. CourtAlert, CompuLaw, MA3000, et al.) desirable.
  • Experience with federal, state and local court systems, including electronic filing systems (i.e. NYSCEF, NexGen, PACER, et al.).
  • General level of knowledge of court rules and procedures in Texas state and federal courts.

 

Experience:

  • Experience working in a large law firm highly desired
  • Minimum of (2) years of prior experience in litigation docketing desired
  • Familiarity with CourtAlert (or other rules-based calendaring software) preferred
  • Experience with firmwide calendaring preferred

 

The firm provides an exceptional benefit package along with beautiful offices in Uptown!  This position is also hybrid!

 

The annual compensation range for this position is $70,000-$90,000.  The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

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