Docket Specialist

| Cleveland, OH, USA
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Benesch is proud to announce the opening for a Docket Specialist in our Cleveland office! This position is hybrid and has work from home flexibility.

Position Summary:

Are you looking to take your docket experience to the next level? Or maybe you've dabbled in docketing as a paralegal or legal assistant and want to branch out and focus on that aspect of the legal world? Then you may be interested in this Docket Specialist position. This role is perfect for the person who wants to be the go-to expert and use their background in docket, who is detail-oriented and desires a strong sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

The Docket Specialist is a versatile professional responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely handling of both docketing and e-filing processes. As the go-to expert and point of contact for all e-filing matters, they are the primary resource for best practices and procedures related to electronic filings at the federal, state, and local levels. They stay informed about regulatory changes, communicate updates to staff and attorneys, and manage all e-filing escalations to ensure the quality and accuracy of Firm filings. Additionally, the Docket Specialist meticulously dockets important case documents and dates, ensuring that all deadlines are met and case schedules are accurately maintained. They play a critical role in traditional docketing tasks, including processing court requests, maintaining internal procedures, and providing essential support to the Docket Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilizes the Firm's case management system proficiently including completing data entry of all items and documents to be docketed, calculations of response times, and retrieval of information from the system.
  • Stay updated on changes in court rules and procedures including changes, procedures, and best practices in federal, state, and local courts to ensure optimal quality and accuracy with Firm docket and court filings.
  • Completes e-filings and requests for docket work ensuring timely and accurate completion of all e-filings and requests for docket work, and notifying relevant parties if assignments are to continue beyond the expected completion time.
  • Actively prioritizing multiple filings and determining the best course of action to complete them promptly.
  • Provides support on e-filing to staff and timekeepers on issues regarding the e-filing process.
  • Utilizes court websites for data retrieval and research; navigates court websites to retrieve necessary documents and researches relevant data for docketing and e-filing purposes.
  • Maintains communication properly and promptly with attorneys and support staff, court personnel and external contacts, exhibiting a high level of customer service.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Keeps up to date on court related information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Confidentiality:

Due to the nature of your employment, various documents and information, which are of a confidential nature, will come into your possession. Such documents and information must be kept confidential at all times.

Qualifications:

The Docket Specialist must have a High School Diploma. Must be familiar with Federal, County, and Municipal court systems. Knowledge of the operations of all courts and administrative agencies is preferred. Experience with computers and a background in internet research is required. Must have a professional demeanor, good interpersonal skills, and show the ability to prioritize. Must possess an excellent customer service attitude.

Benesch is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability (where applicant is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations), medical condition, protected veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or an accommodation during the process due to a disability should contact the Benesch Human Resources Department by phone at 216-363-4578 or email at

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Benesch Law operates in the Legal Tech industry. The company is located in Cleveland, OH. Benesch Law was founded in 1938. It has 629 total employees. To see all 9 open jobs at Benesch Law, click here.
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