Managing Attorney/Managing Clerk

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Title :

Managing Attorney/Managing Clerk

Location :

Orange County

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 California, the Managing Attorney or Clerk will work closely with the global Managing Attorney to develop best practices for electronic filing and docketing in the CA offices of the firm. 

This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews for accuracy, as to form and procedural compliance, all court documents served and/or filed through the Managing Attorney’s Office-CA.
  • Performs legal research to advise litigators on various procedural matters and to ensure compliance with court rules.
  • Provides procedural guidance and advice to lawyers with respect to motion practice, policy and procedure in California State and Federal Courts.
  • Assists with issues relating to service of process including engaging process servers.
  • Assists with review of new cases and rule changes to ensure that lawyers are kept apprised of recent developments under CA state rules, FRCP and FRAP.
  • Assists with and handles electronic case filings via CM/ECF and CA state court systems, in addition to hard copy filings and document retrieval.
  • Searches and extracts information from court-related databases, websites and relevant docketing and calendaring applications including, but not limited to, PACER, Bloomberg Law, CourtAlert and Westlaw.
  • Screens and reviews incoming court documents and office correspondence in order to calculate and calendar relevant deadlines using the firm’s docketing system.
  • Assists with quality control of docket and calendar entries.
  • Ensures that lawyers are timely notified of filing deadlines and court appearances.
  • Collects, maintains and updates attorney information, such as bar admissions and e-filing credentials.
  • Assists with department projects as needed.

Qualifications

  • Experience supervising other members of a Managing Attorney/Clerk’s Office at a large law firm preferred.
  • 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 have familiarity with California federal and state court systems and the corresponding federal, state and court rules. 
  • Able to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, co-workers, and administrators.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree required and admission to California state bar preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a Managing Attorney/Clerk’s Office at a large law firm.

 

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

Compensation & Benefits for Managing Attorney:

The annual compensation range for this position is $150-200. 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.

 

Compensation & Benefits for Managing Clerk:

The annual compensation range for this position is $130-150. 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.