Litigation Docketing Specialist

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with more than 875 attorneys and approximately 1,500 on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Taft is currently seeking a Litigation Docketing Specialist to join our team.

We are seeking a Litigation Docketing Specialist with 3-5 years’ experience to support our team in the Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis or Minneapolis office. The Litigation Docketing Specialist serves clients by scheduling and maintaining the electronic calendars for all litigation events, due dates, and obligations for attorneys. All Taft employees operate under a “Client First” philosophy — in all things, we seek to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reads and interprets various documents to extract upcoming events and requirements for docketing.
  • Creates new events and updates existing events in CompuLaw from notifications and request for docketing. Manually calculates dates as needed.
  • Maintains the accuracy of data pertaining to the matters managed within the CompuLaw software.  Accuracy of data and calendaring/docketing is of critical importance to the Firm’s litigation practice.
  • 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.


  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Experience using Aderant CompuLaw in a law firm, corporation or government environment is required.
  • Experience with state and federal jurisdictions.
  • Knowledge of the legal process, court operations, and federal, state and local court and administrative rules.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret complex documents such as pleadings and other documents related to a litigation matter.
  • Ability 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 verbally or in writing.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and perform mathematical functions normally needed to calculate dates.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office programs is required.
  • Ability to work under a high level of mental effort to perform the essential duties of the position.  Ability to occasionally work more than 40 hours per week.

Candidates interested in the Chicago office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Cincinnati office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Cleveland office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Columbus office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Dayton office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Detroit office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Indianapolis office should apply here.

Candidates interested in the Minneapolis office should apply here.

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP participates in E-VERIFY.