Seyfarth Shaw LLP Los Angeles , CA 90009
Job Posting TitleLitigation Docket Specialist LocationLos Angeles
Downtown Job Description SummarySeyfarth employs a regional docket support structure where docket support is apportioned within three defined regions: Northeast Region - provides direct docket support for the New York, Boston and Washington DC offices South-Central Region - provides direct docket support for Atlanta, Chicago and Houston offices Western Region - provides direct docket support for two Los Angeles offices (Downtown and Century City) as well as the San Francisco and Sacramento offices The Litigation Docket Specialist reports directly to the Regional Docket Coordinator/Managing Clerk and the National Docket Counsel This Litigation Docket Specialist position is based in Los Angeles, California Job Description The Litigation Docket Specialists primary responsibilities will include but will not be limited to: Log and process all docket requests as assigned using docketing software Conform to and help facilitate departmental best practice procedures Develop a thorough knowledge of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and local court procedures and how to apply them. Continuously stay informed of court rule changes across supported regions, as well as, local court practice nuances. Communicate court rule changes as they occur to team members and attorneys. Assist in the investigation of docket issues and respond to inquiries regarding work product. Assist with implementing solutions to mitigate future issues when applicable Know applicable court rules on how to electronically file documents using CM/ECF Know how to electronically research court case dockets to maintain an accurate record Respond to and work with Case Teams to ensure docket entries are accurate and meet their practice needs Take directions from the Regional Docket Coordinators/Managing Clerk to assist with workload balancing across regions Perform testing of new features and provide constructive feedback to the Regional Docket Coordinators/Managing Clerk Assist with special projects, including training of peers, as requested by the Regional Docket Coordinators/Managing Clerk Qualifications- Bachelor degree and 2-4 years of prior work experience, preferred. Ideal candidate would have some exposure to litigation in a law firm environment.
Computer proficient with familiarity of various database systems including, Outlook, Internet Explorer and MS Word, preferred. Ability to learn and utilize specific internal or third-party software used within the Docket Department.
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to budget time efficiently while handling multiple tasks
Must demonstrate accuracy when calculating deadlines and entering due dates
Must demonstrate ability to transfer knowledge and experience from one situation to handle another while maintaining the departments objectives
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to interact professionally with personnel in a responsible and respectful manner
Ability to interpret and analyze information. Demonstrated ability to compile, review, filter, synthesize, and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data and information which is varied in content and format
Must be a self-starter; able to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment; and exercise independent judgment in performing all aspects of the assignments
Exposure to electronic calendaring systems is a plus