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Docket Clerk

  • Ref: 289087
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

Our client, a large prestigious NYC law firm, has an immediate need for an experienced Docket Clerk for the 2nd shift.

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to Midnight

Job Duties

  • Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Enter court papers into the CourtAlert docketing database in a timely manner 
  • Synch PDF images with the corresponding docket entries in CourtAlert 
  • Calculate deadlines based upon applicable rules and statutes 
  • Conduct precedent searches and help to maintain the precedent database 
  • Monitor cases and conduct research on litigants, as well as, coordinate with outside vendors to obtain publicly filed documents 
  • Serve and file court papers, electronically and manually 
  • Answer questions about court procedures, rules and calculation of time 
  • Process unidentified litigation mail 
  • Provide general office support and assistance


  • Bachelor’s degree 

Experience & Skills Required

  • Familiarity with the New York federal and state court system
  • Working knowledge of the CPLR and FRCP 
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Must be comfortable working with a large volume of PDF documents
  • Flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate unexpected situations 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to maintain composure and cope with varied situations 
  • Ensure confidentiality of all the Firm’s and clients documentation and information
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a very busy environment 
  • Must be punctual and reliable 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other applications as needed
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills Education and/or Experience 
  • Experience using CourtAlert or MA3000, E-filing