Assistant Managing Clerk

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

New York, NY 10176

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, an Am Law 100 firm, is seeking an Assistant Managing Clerk based in the New York office.

Provide expertise and guidance to attorneys on litigation docketing, court rules and legal procedures as they relate to court functions and calendaring.

+ Docket all incoming and outgoing litigation documents and calculate and calendar procedural deadlines and dates.

+ Complete electronic filings in assigned courts.

+ Prepare drafts of basic court documents and forms such as notices of appearances, pro hac vice motions.

+ Monitor case progress in assigned courts, obtain copies of court filings, decisions and orders, obtain docket updates and communicate case status changes to responsible attorneys.

+ Liaise with court personnel.

+ Respond to procedural inquiries and questions, including court research at the direction of attorneys and staff.

Essential Functions:

+ Collaborate with other personnel in the Managing Attorney’s Office to maintain litigation docket and calendar and help ensure filings meet court requirements.

+ Balance and coordinate immediate tasks such as filings with regular tasks such as docketing and calendaring and long-term projects.

+ Understand and keep up to date on all filing rules, procedures and judge’s individual practices.

+ Manage all case-specific information in responsible jurisdictions.

+ Effectively communicate and present information as well as respond to procedural inquiries and questions from attorneys and staff.

Required Qualifications:

+ At least 1 year of relevant experience in a large law firm or judicial setting equivalent.

+ Proficient in searching and retrieving information from court-related databases (e.g., PACER, Bloomberg Law, LexMachina) and other on-line sources of case information.

+ Possess excellent customer service, communication and organizational skills.

+ Working knowledge of docket management software (e.g., CourtAlert, eDockets, Compulaw or equivalent).

+ Must be highly familiar with litigation practice and able to quickly and accurately determine which filings and documents trigger future deadlines.

+ Must be comfortable and familiar with locating, accessing and navigating various court websites and databases.

Preferred Qualifications: Law firm or Law Clerk in State and/or Federal court experience is preferred.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Computer/Software Knowledge

Required: Working knowledge of docket management software (e.g., CourtAlert, eDockets, Compulaw or equivalent).

Work Environment

Some overtime will be required on occasion as the workload requires.


Requisition ID: 2022-2799

Street: 30 Rockefeller Plaza

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