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Managing Clerk – Litigation (NYC).115

Job Title
Managing Clerk – Litigation (NYC).115
Duration
Full-time
Description

Collegial and collaborative general law practice located in New York City seeks a Managing Clerk - Litigation for a permanent role. The compensation is competitive. Advanced knowledge of MA-3000 software is required.

Primary Duties

The Managing Clerk – Litigation will manage the litigation calendar daily on MA-3000 (high level of proficiency required), draft and distribute basic legal documents, and additional duties as requested. You must have relevant knowledge of clerical aspects of NY & Federal Civil Practice and local courthouses. Additional duties are outlined below:

  • Docket and diary new pleadings / motions / other legal papers
  • Calculate calendar deadlines in accordance with CPLR and FRCP
  • Entry of calendar deadlines on attorney calendars
  • Create & distribute weekly litigation calendar report
  • Create & send daily “tickler” notifications
  • Tracking e-courts and MA-3000 for revised deadlines in cases, including conference dates and revise previously calendared deadlines as required
  • Monitor ALM reports and sending MA-3000 reports to attorneys monthly to obtain status of pending matters
  • Submit correspondence / letters to the courts and adversaries providing courtesy copies of and distributing legal documents
  • Affidavits / Affirmations of service
  • File & distribute legal documents
  • Obtain certificates of good standing from courts when necessary
  • Assist attorneys with pro hoc vice applications
  • Maintain calendar of attorney registration deadlines and reminding attorneys of upcoming deadlines
  • Work and coordinate with legal vendors, including appellate printers, and service requests

Requirements

  • Prior experience serving and filing (e-filing) motions, pleadings, stipulations et al. in NY State and Federal courts
  • Knowledge of CPLR and FRCP and NY State and Federal appellate rules for filing and service deadlines, and service of process
  • Knowledge of SCPA would be helpful
  • Experience Appearing, as needed on Return Date (NY Supreme), Ex Parte office for Orders to Show Cause (NY Supreme), Commercial Division office (NY Supreme), and Surrogate’s Court
  • Ability to retrieve legal documents from court files
  • Progressive knowledge of County Clerk’s office, NY Civil Court, SDNY / EDNY, and Appellate Courts (First Dep’t, Second Dep’t, Second Circuit et al.)

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