Litigation Docket Specialist (DFM #216)

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Well-known, international law firm is seeking a Litigation Docket Specialist who will be responsible for the daily activities in a Managing Attorney’s Office.  This includes 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.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing support to litigation attorneys, including research, retrieval of documents and service of process.
  • Performing electronic court filings for state and federal district and appellate court.
  • Screening and reviewing incoming and outgoing court documents and ensuring compliance with court rules and procedures.
  • Reviewing court filings and entering calendar deadlines in centralized docketing software (CourtAlert).
  • Tracking critical dates and related details and communicating information with attorneys, paralegals and/or staff, as necessary.
  • Traveling to court and related administrative agencies to process court filings as necessary (retrieving decisions, filing papers, etc.).
  • Searching cases using the software and internet resources as necessary.
  • Assisting 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 two (2) years of prior experience in litigation docketing desired.
  • Familiarity with CourtAlert (or other rules-based calendaring software) preferred.

 

The firm offers a highly competitive benefit package!  This position is also hybrid!

 

The annual compensation range for this position is $90,000-$110,000.  The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

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