National Docketing Association

About Us

The National Docketing Association was formed to unite calendaring and docketing professionals, enable the exchange of ideas, increase awareness, and establish professional connections.

The National Docketing Association is a voluntary, non-profit professional association composed of members working in the private and public sectors and dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the docketing profession by:

  • Promoting a high standard of professionalism to the legal community as well as the general public;
  • Encouraging communication among members and related organizations;
  • Supporting ongoing education and professional development;
  • Promoting diversity of its members; and
  • Demonstrating a commitment to honesty and integrity.  

Mission Statement 

The National Docketing Association is a nonprofit organization for Litigation and Intellectual Property docketing professionals. Our mission is to enhance the value of our members by providing quality education and networking opportunities in the areas of calendar management and court/agency filings.


On May 12, 2011, a brainstorming meeting was held at the Chicago office of DLA Piper LLP (US), hosted by Chris Gierymski.  About 30 people attended the meeting in person as well as 65 via WebEx presentation.  The need to form the NDA was overwhelmingly decided that day.  Soon thereafter an initial board of directors was formed, which included Chris Gierymski, Kara Looney, Beth Crawford Hella, Igor Olenich, Jennifer Larson, JoAnn DiSanti, and Lynn Hood.  On December 8, 2011, the NDA was incorporated in the State of Illinois.  It is classified as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. 

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