Litigation Services Coordinator
Employment Type: Full-Time
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Litigation Services Coordinator to join our winning team, located in San Francisco. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Litigation Services Coordinator will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As a Litigation Services Coordinator at Latham, you will provide guidance on court rules and procedures to L&W attorneys and staff. You will act as a liaison between L&W attorneys and outside counsel, courts, and administrative agencies (and all related personnel), through activities including but not limited to responding to procedural inquiries, conducting legal research, and handling review, service, and filing of legal papers. In addition, the Litigation Services Coordinator will perform a wide array of general litigation research and support functions for L&W attorneys, staff, and clients. He or she will initiate and oversee special projects undertaken by Litigation Services staff members to enhance the communication and delivery of Litigation Services to the firm's attorneys. The Coordinator will also assist with mentoring and training new attorneys and staff while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
* Assisting in active litigation case management; assisting with tasks, including but not limited to, calendaring of contested matters as requested by attorneys, culminating in the weekly publication of a firm-wide litigation department calendar, monitoring case status through manual and electronic means, and ensuring the timely retrieval of decisions and orders in all L&W matters
* Performing legal research and analysis of applicable court rules and procedures and acting as a dedicated resource for L&W attorneys, both in the office and throughout the firm, on calendaring, procedure, and related court matters
* Researching and communicating new developments in litigation and court procedure, in an effort to keep all Latham & Watkins attorneys abreast of rule/policy changes and new developments in court procedures
* Reviewing legal documents, including, but not limited to, Stipulations, Notices of Appeal, Substitutions of Counsel, Subpoenas, Judgments, Affidavits of Service, and Foreign Service of Process Forms
* Electronically filing a wide range of court papers, remaining current in the nuances of electronic filing rules to ensure successful submissions; coordinating with court personnel and process servers as needed
* Assisting with the maintenance of the Court Admission Database for the office, ensuring that attorney renewals are timely processed, communicating with attorneys and secretaries, directing the data collection and verification process, and establishing workflows for addressing incoming and departing attorney's admissions; maintaining electronic court filing (ECF) passwords
* Working with firm-wide Litigation Services to develop and present attorney and staff training programs; participating in orientation of new local office attorneys and staff
* Coordinating and performing major facets of the court services of the department, which can include the review of court and agency filings before they are delivered or transmitted, service of process and subpoenas, processing correct fees, court rules updates, court and litigation forms, selection and use of attorney services companies, and transmitting the filings to courts and agencies
* Initiating and overseeing special projects undertaken by Litigation Services staff to enhance and improve the communication and delivery of Litigation Services to L&W attorneys
* Performing judicial research and preparing procedural roadmaps leading up to major filings
* Promoting effective work practices and working as a team member
As a Litigation Services Coordinator, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Litigation Services Coordinator must have advanced legal research, writing, and analytical skills, with a demonstrated knowledge of calendaring systems and electronic court filing processes. The ability to exercise independent judgment to resolve complex procedural issues that arise in court context is desired. The Coordinator must possess well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interface with attorneys, management, support staff, and outside contacts, and to prioritize appropriately. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are desired. The Coordinator must display the ability to consolidate analysis into easy-to-understand documents and presentations, as well as the confidence and discipline to work independently and provide concise and specific recommendations to attorneys, supervisors, and staff.
A minimum of five (5) years of law firm experience is desired.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' link.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms
Latham & Watkins is also committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a documented underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents such vaccination. Offers of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or obtaining an exemption on medical or religious grounds.
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