Paralegals & Professional Staff Openings

Managing Clerk

New York, NY
Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity in our New York Office for a Managing Clerk.

The Managing Clerk advises NY Litigation attorneys on federal and state procedural issues and manages the litigation calendar locally. The Managing Clerk will supervises Calendar Clerks; reviews all court filings and litigation documents; calculates procedural deadlines and enters dates on the computerized calendar system; and acts as a primary resource for questions regarding civil and court procedure.

• Acts as a consultant to the U.S. Litigation Group on matters relating to court procedure and rules.
• Answers questions from attorneys regarding court calendaring, civil procedure and individual judge’s rules in state and federal cases.
• Accurately and in a timely manner serves and files all court related documents, manually and electronically.
• Enters all litigation deadlines into Compulaw, the firm-wide calendaring system. Distributes calendar to all NY litigation attorneys on a regular basis.
• Drafts standard court documents, such as entries of appearance and certificates of service.
• Reviews all court filings for compliance with the applicable rules of procedure.
• Prepares materials and conducts orientation to Managing Attorney’s Office for summer and new associates, legal assistants, litigation secretaries and lateral attorneys.
• Researches court rules, civil procedure, and case histories as needed.
• Prepares correspondence to courtroom deputies, judges, law clerks and/or outside service(s) as necessary.
• Manages the utilization of outside services to ensure that deadlines are met, seeks competitive bids for services.
• Acts as a liaison between the attorneys and the courts.
• Generates computer printouts and notifies attorneys of pending court dates.
• Makes trips to court as necessary.
• Participates in the Managing Attorney and Clerks Association (a local network) and annually attends the seminar on updates in state and federal law.
• Assists with applications to various court bar memberships.
• Coordinates payment of filing fees, bar dues and association membership.
• Provides statistical information to Administration in support of the budget process.


Minimum of five year's prior similar related experience; knowledge of local civil court procedure; familiarity with Aderant-Compulaw or compatible database; effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to organize high-volume workload and effectively interact with all levels of personnel is essential. Ability to make daily trips to the local courts.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

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No phone calls please.