Docketing Specialist

Selendy & Gay seeks a Docketing Specialist who will be responsible for the daily docketing activities of a full-service Managing Clerk’s Department. This includes the processing of incoming court documents, docketing of relevant court dates and deadlines, and running reports. Candidates must be able to: interpret civil rules of procedure in state and federal courts and accurately calculate dates; effectively communicate in writing and verbally with all levels of the Firm and court; and prioritize and organize a high-volume workload.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Stay current on court procedure and rule changes
  • Enter upcoming court/due dates and related documents into an automated docketing system
  • Review docketing records to ensure correct assessment of deadlines and accuracy of database
  • Download and docket federal and state court filings from docket email box
  • Provide necessary follow-up to attorneys, legal assistants and secretaries regarding input of calendared events
  • Daily communication with court reporters and Firm colleagues to coordinate and schedule depositions, court appearances, trial dates and hearings
  • Review and enter all incoming calendar-related mail
  • Guarantee distribution of multiple calendars
  • Keep abreast of court procedures and rules in all venues regarding deadlines and filing requirements and share information with the team
  • Know how to electronically research court cases to maintain an accurate record
  • Knowledge of how to electronically file documents

Required:

  • Minimum 3 years docket/law clerk experience
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state courts and agencies and associated rules
  • Experience with rules-based calendaring software (e.g. CompuLaw, eDockets)
  • Demonstrated familiarity with federal, state and local court systems, including electronic filing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and Excel

Preferred:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Law Bulletin/JuraLaw, Lexis CourtLink or West CourtExpress
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

About the Firm

Selendy & Gay’s practice is dedicated to excellence in litigation and investigations. We have gathered talent of the highest caliber—the smartest minds, the most agile courtroom lawyers, and the most creative strategists. By re-thinking law firm structure, operations, and culture, we have also crafted an environment for our teams of professionals to serve our clients’ needs with focus and efficiency. Putting our clients first includes learning their businesses to advise proactively and to be ready if crisis strikes. It also means bringing a strongly led, tightly-coordinated combination of talent and resources to each of our client’s priorities. Through critical thinking and collaboration, we offer an unmatched plaintiffs’ practice combined with a premier defense practice.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to staffrecruiting@selendygay.com.