Litigation Docket Specialist

    • New York, NY

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
Under minimal supervision, this position is responsible for calendaring all critical litigation and other deadlines into a calendaring database and ensures accurate calculation and maintenance of these deadlines.
Docket Specialists require litigation experience including knowledge of all federal and state court rules, as well as any local rules, and assisting with questions and special requests.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain the computerized docket system for litigation attorneys practicing in multiple courts and jurisdictions.
  • Review correspondence, pleadings, discovery, filings and deposition notices for relevant and pertinent deadlines and extensive daily data entry into the calendaring database according to firm wide and department standards.
  • Manage complex, high end docketing work (e.g. scheduling orders)
  • Research questions from attorneys, paralegals and/or secretaries regarding deadlines, calculations of deadlines, local rules, etc.
  • Respond to requests regarding calendared events, pleadings, and court procedures and modifications to compliance dates on the docket calendar.
  • Reference and research court codes, state and federal statues, court websites and Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw as appropriate.
  • Enter parameters, run, print and distribute reports as necessary.
  • Prioritize and process requests received from attorneys, paralegals and/or secretaries to docket litigation deadlines in active litigation for clients.
  • Train staff and attorneys on the computerized docket system and proper procedures related to docket/calendaring on an ongoing basis as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of seven years of related experience.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
  • Technical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong oral communication
  • Strong written communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning/organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands
  • Basic arithmetic skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide all units of measure)
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, brief correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present routine information in one-on-one or small group situations.
  • Ability to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions and deal with problems in routine situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a basic knowledge in the following software:

Document Management: MS-Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WorkSite, Adobe Acrobat, iManage

Docketing: ProLaw

Research Software: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw

Communications: Outlook, Office Communicator

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: none required

Notary Public (not required but helpful)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and may occasionally be required to move about. The employee is also regularly required to use a computer, involving substantial movements of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is also required to regularly communicate with others.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job requires flexibility to work extended hours, if necessary

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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