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Docket Specialist

Docket Specialist

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General Counsel

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McGuireWoods has a need for a Docket Specialist to join its firm-wide docketing group in Richmond, VA.  The Docket Specialist has a broad knowledge of federal and state rules of procedure, local rules and court practices, and other applicable rules and regulations. As part of the firm’s software supported docket program, the docket specialist will use firm software to docket and report critical dates. 


McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years.  We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.  We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world.  Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity.  For more information, please visit


  • Monitor all court filings to extract sensitive critical dates and modify dates with explanatory text when necessary to supplement CompuLaw automated rule-set information.
  • Record documents with critical dates in CompuLaw Vision Docketing System and calculate procedural due dates based upon applicable rules and statutes.
  • Review court notifications to update future events in CompuLaw.
  • Request intake forms and open new cases in CompuLaw.
  • Work with vendors to obtain court files and other litigation-related support documents.
  • Synching documents with the corresponding docket entries in CompuLaw.
  • Prepare weekly and bi-weekly calendar reports and provide daily reminders to attorneys of upcoming appearances.



  • Minimum of two years of experience as a general litigation calendar or docket clerk or as a paralegal, legal assistant or legal support role with docket responsibilities.
  • Combination of college level training or paralegal certificate along with experience that demonstrates an ability to do the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of CompuLaw (or similar docketing software), Pacer, Lexis-Nexis, CourtLink, Westlaw and MS Office.
  • Ability to rely on knowledge of federal, state and local rules of procedure and practice, to ensure that all deadlines reflected in court filings are accurately recorded and incorporate any client requirements into case management calendars.


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