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Loyola University Chicago Institute for Paralegal Studies

Litigation Docketing Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Banner Witcoff

Litigation Docketing Specialist

Banner Witcoff is a leader in intellectual property law for more than 100 years. We are the trusted IP partner of choice for organizations around the world. We provide sound legal guidance and inventive IP solutions to power business for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.
As a Litigation Docketing Specialist, you will be part of a dynamic team of professionals working directly with attorneys and clients to support Banner Witcoff’s IP practice. We pride ourselves on our relentless attention to detail and place an immense value on providing exceptional service, both internally and externally. We work as individuals, as team members, and as part of a growing and innovative law firm. We are seeking a full-time litigation docketing specialist to join our firm and become an integral part of our team.
High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred
Paralegal certificate preferred
Minimum of 3 years of litigation docketing experience
Knowledge of all federal and state court rules, including any local rules required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, iManage (or other document management system), CompuLaw (or other related litigation software)
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Must be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple tasks with proven time management skills

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain the docket for litigation attorneys practicing in multiple courts and jurisdictions, including proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Review correspondence, pleadings, discovery and filings for relevant and pertinent deadlines
Research questions from attorneys, paralegals and/or legal assistants regarding deadlines, calculations of deadlines, local rules, etc.
Respond to requests regarding calendared events, pleadings, and court procedures and modifications to compliance dates on the docket calendar
Create docket reports upon request
Prioritize and process requests received from attorneys, paralegals and/or secretaries to docket litigation deadlines in active litigation for clients
Organize, import and maintain pleadings, discovery and filings in firm’s document management database
Assist with other administrative tasks and special projects as assigned

The above list of duties and responsibilities is in no way a comprehensive list. From time to time, the employee may be required to perform other duties in support of the operation of the office, as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.
Banner Witcoff offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, a 35-hour workweek (overtime as necessary), business-casual attire, and a friendly office environment. Interested candidates should apply online by sending a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Banner Witcoff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. The Firm will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, legal citizenship or any other status protected by law.
Banner Witcoff is currently interviewing via video, and is set up for remote onboarding. The Firm allows for at-home training and work during the pandemic. 

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