Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.
The Senior Law Clerk/MCO is responsible for performing litigation-related services for the Firm including electronic filing of documents and maintaining the litigation calendar. This role assists attorneys with the preparation and filing of documents.
Electronically file documents in federal and California state courts
Manage annual MCO litigation projects
Assist in preparation of training guides
Review documents for conformity to court rules; docket litigation documents and calendar important dates accordingly
Impart expert procedural advice and coordinate court-related services by working with attorneys and staff across all departments and offices
Coordinate court-related services by working with attorneys and staff across all departments and offices
Draft legal procedural documents for review by attorneys
Conduct procedural research in all jurisdictions
Perform manual and electronic filing pursuant to local court practices and using state and federal electronic filing systems nationwide
Deliver documents to local Courts and law offices
Selectively bill time as authorized by the partners
Confer with outside vendors for retrieval of legal documents and other court related services, including obtaining apostilles for international documents
Keep attorneys and staff apprised of latest electronic guidelines and changes to procedural rules
Perform other duties as assigned
Superior knowledge of California and federal rules of civil procedure
2-3 years of relevant experience required
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with attorneys and staff about complex legal procedures
Ability to manage multiple/simultaneous requests, assign priorities and achieve solutions within deadlines
Knowledge of the basic litigation docketing and calendaring process
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Knowledge of various court websites, docket searching and document retrieval databases (i.e., PACER, File & Serve, One Legal, Bloomberg Law, DocketBird, e-Dockets, CourtAlert, Westlaw, and Lexis/Nexis)
Knowledge of filing procedures in California state and federal courts
Bachelor’s degree is required
Previous law school coursework, or currently attending an ABA-accredited law school preferred
The estimated base salary range for this position is $70k to $85k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. This role is non-exempt meaning it is overtime pay eligible.
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