Overview

New York, NY

Summary

As a member of the Managing Attorney’s Office, the Senior Assistant Managing Clerk will be responsible for docketing court-related documents, calculating and calendaring procedural deadlines, providing guidance to attorneys on court rules and procedures, filing court documents, liaising with court personnel, and other assigned responsibilities.

Responsibilities

  • Docket all court-related documents and calculate and calendar procedural deadlines and dates in centralized docketing system (CourtAlert Case Management)
  • Review and audit docketed documents and deadlines
  • Provide guidance to attorneys and legal assistants on federal and state court rules and procedures
  • Complete electronic filings in federal and state courts
  • Monitor case progress, retrieve court filings, decisions and orders, obtain docket updates, and communicate case status changes to responsible attorneys and legal assistants
  • Perform research related to court rules and procedures at the direction of attorneys
  • Liaise with court personnel, process servers, and vendors
  • Understand and keep abreast of developments to court rules, civil procedure, and judges’ individual practices
  • Assist attorneys with federal court and pro hac vice admissions
  • Maintain attorney electronic filing credential database
  • Provide court procedure and filing-related training and education to attorneys and legal assistants, as needed
  • Monitor and disseminate updates to court rules and procedures
  • Review filings for compliance with court rules and procedures
  • Coordinate service of process with process servers
  • Other responsibilities as they are assigned from time to time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a law firm’s Managing Attorney’s Office or docketing department
  • Proficient in using rules-based docketing software (e.g., CourtAlert, eDockets, Compulaw, MA3000, or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP), Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP), New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR), and other court rules and procedures
  • Knowledge of electronic filing procedures in federal and New York state courts
  • Proficient in searching and retrieving information from court-related databases (e.g., PACER, NYSCEF, Bloomberg Law, CourtAlert, Westlaw, Lexis, PacerPro) and other online sources of case information
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently, take initiative, and see projects to completion as well as work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with all levels of firm personnel
  • Able to work effectively under time pressure
  • Microsoft Word and Excel knowledge required

Salary: $90,000.00-$110,000.00, dependent on experience
Date Active: 7.25.2022
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt