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Docketing Specialist - (Hybrid Schedule)

Company: Reed Smith LLP
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

US Job Description Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit Position Summary The Docket Clerk is primarily responsible for performing daily court runs and meeting docket support requirements for attorneys practicing in multiple courts and jurisdictions. Position will review legal documents in order to calculate, record and disseminate timely response dates pursuant to court rules and civil procedure. In addition, the Docket Specialist will be responsible for docketing, in-person and electronic case document filings.and have comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal court rules and court procedures and provide timely reports of response dates on a regular basis. Candidate will also work independently on specific projects and research assignments. Essential Functions Travel to courts on a daily basis to file pleadings, submit other documents and conduct case research Conduct electronic court filings Coordinate process servers Index and enter all pleadings into Firm's automated docket system, JuraLaw System, including calendaring due dates submitted by attorneys Prepare and distribute weekly and monthly docket reports to those working on calendared matters Prepare and distribute specialized docket reports on request Maintain and update all additions and changes in the automated docket system, including case name, venue or court jurisdiction, case number, and/or responsible attorney Reconcile all expenses on a daily basis Respond to written or verbal requests from attorneys, paralegals and secretaries regarding calendared events, pleadings, and court procedures and modifications to compliance dates on the docket and calendar Assist the attorneys in researching and keeping up to date on court procedural rules in the various jurisdictions in which the Firm practices Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Requirements Education: College level training or paralegal certificate preferred. Experience: Minimum of two years experience as a general litigation calendar or docket clerk or as a paralegal, legal assistant or case manager role with docket responsibilities for a particular case, as well as familiarity with the procedural and document filing requirements of the Illinois courts. Skills: Knowledge of JuraLaw (or similar docketing software), Pacer, Courtlink, Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw. Knowledge of court rules and procedures, and demonstrated ability to apply the rules to accurately calculate deadlines. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with individuals at all organizational levels. Possess a customer focus and have a track record of providing the highest level of customer service. Must be detail oriented. Able to organize and prioritize issues and handle competing priorities. Ability to take initiative in handling projects and anticipating what needs to be done. Able to solve problems quickly, effectively, and diplomatically. Flexibility and ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities. Other Supervisory Responsibilities: None Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc. Typical Physical Demands: Physical demands commensurate with job duties. Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels. Working Conditions: Works in typical office setting. Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule. Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan. Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all. Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process. Qualified candidates only. No search firms. PDN-993757b5-4b8d-4758-9917-eb2ba4361d0a

Keywords: Reed Smith LLP, Chicago , Docketing Specialist - (Hybrid Schedule), Other , Chicago, Illinois

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