Docket Specialist, Litigation

Chicago, IL, US

Jul 9, 2024

Dentons US LLP is recruiting for a Docket Specialist for our Chicago office. This position, focusing on bankruptcy litigation, will be part of our National Docketing team and will work closely with lawyers and other team members across the country.  This position is remote and will report to the Manager, Litigation Docket.


• Enter data into the firm's docketing and calendar system
• Calculate rule-based bankruptcy deadlines
• Generate docket reports and queries as requested by attorneys, paralegals and secretaries
• Monitor cases with the use of various online resources
• Handle all inquiries from attorneys, paralegals and legal administrative assistants in a timely and efficient manner
• Assist with service and filing of all court documents
• Perform electronic filings in various bankruptcy courts
• Other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position


Experience & Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent work experience
• Minimum 3-5 years bankruptcy docketing-related experience
• Knowledge of basic bankruptcy/litigation docketing and calendaring
• Experience utilizing docketing software
• Knowledge of various court websites, docket searching and document retrieval databases

  (PACER, Lexis/Nexis, West CourtExpress and Court websites)
• Strong knowledge of bankruptcy e-filing procedures
• Proficient with Microsoft Office suite applications including Outlook, Excel and Word
• Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills
• Available to work overtime



Dentons offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, profit sharing, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, paid holidays and discretionary bonuses.


Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Dentons

Across over 80 countries, Dentons helps you grow, protect, operate and finance your organization by providing uniquely global and deeply local legal solutions. Polycentric, purpose-driven and committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and sustainability, we focus on what matters most to you.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago