Paralegal – Consumer Financial Services

Paralegal – Consumer Financial Services

This position is responsible for providing administrative and legal support for our attorneys in the Consumer Financial Services group.  Duties include; document drafting, travel coordination, research, client interaction, monitoring hearing schedules and management of case files.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft routine correspondence, pleadings, affidavits, orders, and other legal documentation.
  • Proofread and edit legal documents and other written materials to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain legal calendaring system to ensure timely compliance with various legal deadlines.
  • Electronic filing of documents with appellate courts, federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, and the American Arbitration Association
  • Coordinating and monitoring local counsel efforts
  • Coordinating mediations
  • Analyze and coordinate the gathering of information, materials, documents, reports, and evidence which is necessary to respond to discovery and assist attorneys with preparing responses.
  • Utilize technical information to make independent decisions and recommendations to the supervising attorney.
  • Correspond with various court personnel, local counsel, opposing counsel and opposing parties where not represented by counsel.
  • Work closely with attorneys on escalated matters, arbitrations, and witness requests, including making, copying and organizing exhibits and compiling exhibit notebooks
  • Ensure files are ready for hearings by reviewing case notes, drafting appropriate motions, orders and labeling documents
  • Provide case updates via email to clients by monitoring, updating and reviewing account information regularly
  • Screen telephone calls, incoming mail and other correspondence from court personnel, sheriff deputies, local counsel, defendants and adversary attorneys
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor and/or attorney(s)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Firm understanding of litigation legal process
  • A minimum of 2 years of paralegal experience
  • Legal knowledge/experience in either bankruptcy and/or civil litigation a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office products to include Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Prefer an Associate Degree in a related field and/or Paralegal Certification preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Proven ability to work in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to analyze and problem solve
  • Willingness to tackle new challenges
  • Adhere to client standards and compliance requirements
  • Ability to navigate multiple client online portals
  • Self-Driven/Motivated/Independent
  • Experience taking initiative and responsibility for one’s own work
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and efficient with time management of tasks
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment

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