Litigation Docketing Analyst

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 475 attorneys and 800 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

We are currently seeking a Litigation Docketing Analyst to join Taft’s Litigation team.

 

This position can be based in Taft's Columbus or Indianapolis office. The ideal candidate will have approximately 5 years of experience in docketing or other legal environments.

The Position

Under limited supervision, and according to established policies and procedures, the Litigation Docketing Analyst receives requests and reviews pleadings for the purpose of identifying critical information that is entered into the firm wide docket/calendaring system. The Litigation Docketing Analyst provides firm wide support on the docketing software utilized by the firm, and supports litigation cases, as well as other practice areas, as applicable. The Litigation Docketing Analyst is responsible for identifying and resolving problems relating to docketing, and responding to inquiries regarding entries received by attorneys on their calendars. This position works in a fast-paced, team environment, requiring strong verbal communication, listening and interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail and procedure are required. As a member of the Litigation Practice Group, this person must have the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Essential Functions

  • Reads and interprets various documents to extract critical events for docketing.
  • Enters, updates and insures the accuracy of data pertaining to critical dates
  • using the firm’s software program. Manually calculates dates as needed.
  • Interacts with court personnel, attorneys and staff in a professional manner to obtain and provide data, answer questions, and resolve problems.
  • Prepares, processes and generates routine and special reports for distribution as needed.
  • Researches and keeps up-to-date on developments and changes in court procedures for various jurisdictions.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with all firm customers.

Competencies

  • Knowledge of the legal process, court operations, and federal, state and local court and administrative rules typically acquired through approximately 5 years of experience in docketing or other legal environments.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret complex documents such as court pleadings, orders, etc.
  • Ability to effectively write routine reports, instruction and procedure manuals, and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with court personnel, attorneys, staff and others on the telephone, in person, and in writing.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with and follow instructions from diverse individuals and to provide information with courtesy and tact in person, over the telephone and in writing.
  • Ability to reason and apply common sense understanding to resolve problems and carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and perform mathematical functions normally needed to calculate dates.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to occasionally work under a high level of mental effort and strain to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Ability to occasionally work more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position; irregular hours may be required.
  • Previous experience with a rules-based calendar/docket system in a legal environment preferred.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Alycen Cummings, acummings@taftlaw.com.

Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive or exhaustive listing of work activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.
Taft is an at-will employer. Either Taft or an employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, or without reason.