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|Responsible for all aspects of docketing which includes citing and interpreting law rules, retrieving documents from multiple court agencies and jurisdictions. Assisting the Senior Docket Analyst with daily requests.|
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for reviewing all documents, including those being delivered by Federal Express, interoffice pouches, court returns, faxes, electronic filings to department email account, and ECF filing hand deliveries, calculating deadline dates and inputting information into litigation calendar database (Compulaw).
- Assist Senior Docket Analyst and Docket Manager in conducting ongoing effective firm training programs on docketing systems, policies and protocols to attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries.
- Download documents, generate daily reports of applicable dates and distribute to the case team (attorneys, paralegals and secretaries).
- Responsible for reviewing changes to all court rules and updating litigation calendar manual.
- Consult with attorneys and other personnel on calendaring related matters.
- Research calendar related matters when requested to do so by attorneys.
- Responsible for opening, coding and distribution of all mail directed to attorneys.
- Generate and distribute 60 day weekly calendar reports of all up and coming dates per attorney.
Responsible for entering new matters in firm in docketing software (Compulaw) and retrieving all documents related to new litigation matter from court docket, attorney, paralegal or secretary.
Job Qualifications and Skills:
|High School Diploma required. Post-secondary education or Paralegal Certificate preferred. Two years previous experience as calendar/docket specialist with thorough knowledge of state, federal and local rules of procedure. Must have basic knowledge of docketing software (Compulaw) or similar docketing software. Ability to research, cite and interpret law rules to attorneys, paralegals and secretaries (i.e. CCP, FRCP, FRAP, and local Rules from multiple jurisdictions).|
9:00 am to 5:30pm
Job Specification for Docketing Staff
- Strong knowledge of litigation processes, court rules and procedures.
- Substantial experience computing deadlines for state, federal, and appellate courts.
- Must be able to research, analyze and summarize issues in writing.
- Must possess skills to support analysis and summary of findings.
- Requires ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Must have excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and to sort priorities.
- Service-oriented and able to work collaboratively with other members of the Docketing Department.
- Must be able to effectively communicate in both oral and written form. Must be able to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization and handle sensitive issues and situations with the highest confidentiality.
- Must be able to work in a sophisticated, fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously while meeting deadlines and business objectives.
- Requires excellent skills/knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as Adobe PDF Creator (or equivalent). Experience with MS Access (or similar DB software) Familiar with Compulaw or similar docketing software.
- A minimum of 2 years of docketing experience in a large law firm environment required.
- Act as a liaison between the courts and attorneys.
- Ability to work overtime, when required.
- Knowledge and understanding of case procedures from beginning to end.