Staff - Administrative & Professional Staff Opportunities

Los Angeles - Staff - Efiling Clerk/Docket Clerk

Office: Los Angeles
Department: Practice Management
Reports To: Docketing Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Core Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., M-F, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required

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General Summary: 

Under immediate supervision of the Docketing Manager and Firmwide Docketing Manager, the Efiling/Docket Clerk is responsible for supporting the Firm’s Efiling needs and the centralized calendaring services.   The Efiling/Docket Clerk is responsible for reviewing papers for filing, facilitating the filing and timely and accurately calendaring cases in the centralized docketing system. Responsibilities also include responding to calls, emails, and maintaining the docketing inbox.  The Efiling/Docket Clerk is expected to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.  Above all, the Efiling/Docket Clerk must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):

  • Responsible for California State Court, United States District and Bankruptcy Court efilings
  • Review filing notices and documents and enter corresponding calendar deadlines in firm’s Docket database
  • Monitor and respond to requests sent to docketing inboxes
  • Research court rules pertaining to deadlines and respond to associated inquiries

Other Essential Duties (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):

  • Participate in regular department meetings
  • Assist Docket Clerks in other firm offices and provide coverage as necessary
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Docketing Manager

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Proficiency with calendaring software
  • General knowledge of federal, state and local court locations, rules and pleadings
  • Working knowledge of docket calendars and related procedures and protocols
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
  • Working knowledge of  MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proven willingness and ability to maintain and update technical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities
  • Strong organizational and filing skills
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  • Strong service orientation, and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers, office and firm management, and outside business partners
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high ethical standards and strict confidentiality of firm and client information
  • Excellent record-keeping skills
  • Commitment to the office and firm
  • Commitment to professional growth

Educational/Job Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years of e-filing/docketing experience required

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