Litigation Docket Specialist

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Title :

Litigation Docket Specialist

Location :

Los Angeles

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Based in Los Angeles, the Litigation Docket Specialist is responsible for the daily activities in a Managing Attorney’s Office, including the filing, service and retrieval of court documents; maintaining and updating all related databases; processing incoming court documents, checking dockets for updates, docketing/calendaring and running reports; communicating with court personnel and attorneys regarding proper filing procedures.

This role reports to the Managing Attorney.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to litigation attorneys, including research, retrieval of documents and service of process;
  • Perform electronic court filings for state, federal district and appellate courts;
  • Screen and review incoming and outgoing court documents and ensure compliance with court rules and procedures;
  • Track critical dates and related details and communicate information with attorneys, paralegals and/or staff, as necessary;
  • Search cases using software and internet resources as necessary;
  • Assist with other administrative projects or provide other general back-up support as necessary;
  • Review court filings and enter calendar deadlines in centralized docketing software such as CourtAlert (preferred but not necessary).

Qualifications

  • An understanding of court docketing and calendaring procedures and familiarity with court filings and general rules of court for processing pleadings.
  • Excellent organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with rules-based calendaring software (e.g. CourtAlert, CompuLaw, MA3000, et al.) desirable.
  • Experience with federal, state and local court systems, including electronic filing systems (i.e. NexGen, PACER, et al.).
  • General level of knowledge of court rules and procedures in California state and federal courts.
  • The position involves significant contact with lawyers, court and clerical staff.This requires solid interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized and a team player.
  • Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Able to plan, organize and complete multiple related activities.
  • Must deliver high quality work product and have the ability to follow up and follow through.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently, as well as on a team, in a fast-paced environment.

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of prior experience in litigation docketing desired.
  • Experience working in a large law firm highly desired.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

Compensation & Benefits:

The annual compensation range for this position is $100-120k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.

Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.