Overview

New York, NY

Summary

The Managing Attorney is responsible for strategic, operational, and substantive functions of firmwide Docket Services including management of calendaring protocol, court and e-filing services, providing procedural guidance, risk management and vendor relations. This individual promotes the department’s effectiveness, including assessing team and client needs; organizing and directing workflow; training, coaching and motivating the team.  

Court and E-filing Services

  • Maintain standardized and consistent court and e-filing services support to all litigators. Ensure team’s ability to complete all court filing tasks necessary and conform to applicable court rules and procedures.
  • Through own efforts and supervising others, review documents prior to filing for conformity to court requirements. Effectively convey detailed information to ensure compliance with court rules.
  • Guide attorneys and legal staff regarding service of process and document retrieval and other procedural information as requested. Anticipate obstacles and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Perform complex procedural research in key jurisdictions to support our practice.

Calendaring Protocols and Procedural Research

  • Oversee procedures to ensure team provides accurate, high quality and consistent docket support to all litigators. Ensure department accuracy and consistency of calendar entries.
  • Provide high-level procedural advice and support to case teams. May collaborate with other departments to meet litigators’ specific needs.
  • Maintain team’s ability to apply expert level knowledge of state and federal court docketing procedures. Maintain and demonstrate sound knowledge of court/agency rules and procedures. Advise attorneys and team accordingly.
  • Provide oversight of preparation and distribution of the weekly firmwide docket calendar, adhering to established departmental timelines.
  • Maintain and monitor updates of court/agency rules and procedures, advise attorneys and staff accordingly.

Team Management

  • Ensure that staff is knowledgeable and trained on core competencies to maintain consistent support across offices. Provide supportive coaching; set achievable, challenging team goals; develop skills of team members to ensure achievement of client service priorities.
  • Schedule regular firmwide team meetings. Ensure team is structured effectively to meet firm and client service objectives.

Other Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate strong understanding of risk management issues applicable to Docket Services and ensure that department policies and practices support risk management objectives. Coordinate same with Firm’s General Counsel and Risk Management Chair.
  • Complete all tasks for onboarding and off-boarding attorneys and legal staff supported by Docket Services, including participating in orientations.
  • Provide formal and informal rules-related training to department staff as well as to attorneys, paralegals and other staff.

Ideal Candidate       

  • Juris Doctor required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the legal field.
  • Previous supervisory experience required. Minimum of 3 years managing large teams or cross-office teams strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with managing automated litigation calendaring software and processes required. Previous experience with CompuLaw preferred.
  • Exceptional team management and leadership skills, with a proven ability to develop and lead in a client service-focused environment.
  • Highly effective communications skills and the ability to communicate with all levels in the organization and to build effective internal and external relationships.
  • Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.
  • Skill to assess and analyze issues and needs and to determine priorities based on business objectives to provide responsive solutions.  A highly proactive, solution-oriented approach to work and interactions.
  • Talent for creating client satisfaction; demonstrated ability to focus on the client value in all work.
  • Ability to assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions. Ability to apply big picture understanding to strategy and decision making.

Salary: +/- $250,000.00, dependent on experience
Date Active: 7.8.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt