Senior Litigation Docket Specialist

Back Click Here to Apply

Title :

Senior Litigation Docket Specialist

Location :


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 Dallas or Houston, the Sr. 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/Clerk.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support to litigation attorneys, including research, retrieval of documents and service of process.
  • Performing electronic court filings for state and federal district and appellate court.
  • Screening and reviewing incoming and outgoing court documents and ensuring compliance with court rules and procedures.
  • Reviewing court filings and entering calendar deadlines in centralized docketing software (CourtAlert).
  • Tracking critical dates and related details and communicating information with attorneys, paralegals and/or staff, as necessary.
  • Traveling to court and related administrative agencies to process court filings as necessary (retrieving decisions, filing papers, etc.).
  • Searching cases using the software and internet resources as necessary.
  • Assisting with other administrative projects or provide other general back-up support as necessary.


  • 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. NYSCEF, NexGen, PACER, et al.).
  • General level of knowledge of court rules and procedures in Texas state and federal courts.


  • Experience working in a large law firm highly desired.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior experience in litigation docketing desired.
  • Familiarity with CourtAlert (or other rules-based calendaring software) preferred.


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 $90-110k. 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.