Assistant Managing Clerk

Location: New York

Contact(s): Tracey Breslin

The Assistant Managing Clerk supports all aspects of the Managing Attorney’s Office.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  File documents at all federal and state courts by hand or electronically
  • Assist with monitoring the firm’s docket and calendar systems for all practice groups, including the maintenance of due dates and calculation of such dates 
  • Review documents before service and filing for correct format, adherence to rules, signatures, required filing fees, number of copies for court/chambers, service issues, etc.
  • Retrieve dockets and court documents as requested by attorneys
  • Liaise with court personnel as needed to troubleshoot filings and miscellaneous issues
  • Assist with registering attorneys for electronic filing and troubleshoot account access issues
  • Obtain certificates of good standing for new and practicing attorneys
  • Monitor cases in federal and state courts, as well as governmental and administrative agencies


Qualifications & Requirements:

  •  3-7 years’ experience in a Managing Attorney’s/Clerk’s Office at a law firm
  • Strong working knowledge of electronic filing procedures in Federal and State Courts throughout the country
  • Proficiency with an industry standard calendaring tool (CourtAlert, Compulaw, eDockets)
  • Knowledge of New York State and Federal Courts and willingness to travel to courts
  • Knowledge of PACER/NextGen, , CPi, Bloomberg Law, Courtlink and the NYS Unified Court System 
  • Advanced Knowledge of the CPLR, FRCP, FRAP, local court rules and procedures.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and multitask under demanding situations
  • Flexibility to be available after hours to assist with e-filings
  • Possess a strong customer service ethic and work well within a large team
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • General understanding of electronic case filing in Federal, State and Bankruptcy Courts
  • Bachelor’s Degree


EEOC: Cadwalader is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law.



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