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Location : New York - Long Island
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Assistant Managing Attorney The candidate will assist with the daily operations of New York Docket and Court Services department. Will provide support to assure compliance with procedural rules of state and federal trials and appellate courts for the nationwide litigation department. Advise litigators on various procedural matters covered by the CPLR and FRCP as well as maintain and oversee the New York litigation calendar and case docketing. Reviews for accuracy, as to form and procedural compliance, all court documents served and/or filed through the Docket and Court Services department. Undertakes legal research to advise litigators on various procedural matters covered by the CPLR and FRCP. Provides procedural guidance and advice to lawyers with respect to motion practice, policy and procedure in New York State and Federal Courts. Assists with management initiatives with respect to cross-departmental opportunities. Assists with issues relating to service of process including engaging process servers. Assists with review of new cases and rule changes to insure that lawyers are kept apprised of recent developments under the CPLR, FCRP and FRAP. Undertakes procedural research assignments in order to provide advice to lawyers to insure compliance with Court Rules. Responsible for continuing to develop and update knowledge of court rules and procedures in multiple jurisdictions. Screens and reviews incoming court documents and office correspondence in order to calculate and capture relevant dates into the docketing system. Assists with Quality Control of docket entries. Ensures that lawyers are notified of filing deadlines and court appearances. Assists with docketing on an as needed basis and other duties as assigned. Must have JD degree from an ABA accredited law school with current New York State Bar Admission. Should have 2+ years legal experience as a litigation associate, court employee or government employee. Strong knowledge of federal, state and other local court systems and their associated rules including electronic filing systems is needed. Westlaw/Lexis and PACER research experience is must. Proficiency with Microsoft Suite is essential.
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