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Bankruptcy Associate Jobs
There are many openings for bankruptcy associate jobs. We live in a society where bankruptcy is often the only solution to a financial situation, either personally or in business. In order to protect the interests of all parties, there are many bankruptcy laws in place which require trained legal assistance.

Because of the nature of a bankruptcy, legal counsel is often called in to protect the interests of the creditor and the debtor. Consequently, an attorney may represent a creditor, such as a bank or a credit card company, or they may represent the debtor: a municipality, a company or an individual.

Bankruptcy lawyers are trained to understand the intricacies of bankruptcy. These can be extremely stressful times for the debtor, who relies on their attorney to guide them through the process and protect their interests.

Paralegals with a bankruptcy focus work to arrange appraisals, conduct property searches and draft motions, judgments and requests for information.

When working with a debtor, a lawyer or paralegal will prepare for evidentiary hearings, create expense and operating reports, develop lists of debts assets and prepare mailings to creditors to inform them of bankruptcy proceedings. On the other side, when working with a creditor, a lawyer or paralegal will draft complaints and proofs of claim which involve data collection. They will also look at the debtor's schedule and other statements of affairs to determine how to best protect their client.

Bankruptcy lawyers are required to have the requisite 7 years of schooling, including a BA from an undergraduate college and a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, they will need to pass the bar exam in the state which they want to practice in. Bankruptcy paralegals are generally hired after a minimum of one year of experience, while many job openings require that experience be in bankruptcy law.

An enormous amount of paperwork is involved with bankruptcy filings. Consequently, legal representatives in bankruptcy proceedings must be extremely organized and be able to work with a diverse group of people who each come to the table with their own agenda. Negotiation skills are a valuable asset when mediating between creditors and debtors while adhering to strict bankruptcy laws.

If you enjoy working with financial documents and a diverse clientele, you may want to consider applying for an open bankruptcy associate job.
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Jul 22,14 USA - TX Lewisville

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GENERAL COUNSEL CONSULTING Min 5 yrs required
Assistant General Counsel - Mortgage Banking Duties: Will join the mortgage banking default legal group and be responsible for Providing support for the bankruptcy operations; helping to ...

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Jul 15,14 USA - NY New York City

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BLOOMBERG L.P. Min 7 yrs required
Senior Litigation Analyst - Bankruptcy Sector The candidate will identify, prioritize, research, and track key bankruptcy cases, including their ability to impact related parties, market pa...

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Jul 22,14 USA - TX Houston

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Min 8 yrs required
Managing Legal Counsel Duties: Will be responsible for representing and rendering legal advice to the department regarding issues affecting operations such as retail banking, lending trust,...





Jul 22, 14 USA - CA Berkeley

In-House, Min 1 yrs required
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Freelance Legal Writer The candidate will work in the area of Foreclosure Law. Foreclosure law experience as a lawyer is required. Should have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer a...
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Jul 22, 14 USA - VA Chesapeake

Law Firm,
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Attorney The candidate should preferably have experience in the area of bankruptcy. On the job training and support is available for newly licensed law school graduates. Must Be licensed to practice law in Virginia.
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Jul 22, 14 USA - FL Delray Beach

Law Firm, 2-3 yrs required
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Foreclosure Attorney - Discovery The candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree with a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Should be a Member of the State Bar, while maintaining all necessary licensing and continuing legal education requirements. Must have 2-3 years of foreclosure ex...
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Jul 22, 14 USA - CA Redwood City

In-House, General Counsel Consulting Max 5 yrs required
General Counsel Consulting (GCC) is the only professional firm that works full time to find openings and make placements for General Counsel and in-house counsel. By working only for in-house counsel over the years, we have developed exclusive resources for advancing your legal career. Legal Counsel...
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Jul 22, 14 USA - AZ Phoenix

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
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Attorney The candidate must be licensed in Arizona and in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona, have practiced 5+ years of experience and have $150,000 in portable business. Should have background of Bankruptcy - Creditor's rights, foreclosure, workouts.
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Jul 22, 14 USA - VA Chesapeake

Law Firm,
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Part-time Attorney The candidate should preferably have experience in the area of bankruptcy. On the job training and support is available for newly licensed law school graduates. Must Be licensed to practice law in Virginia.
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Jul 22, 14 USA - OR Eugene

Law Firm, Min 7 yrs required
117hit(s)  
Creditors' Rights Lawyer The candidate should preferably have 7-12 years of experience.
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Jul 22, 14 USA - CA Santa Ana

Law Firm, 1-2 yrs required
165hit(s)  
Attorney The candidate should have 1-2 years of bankruptcy experience. must be Bilingual (Spanish/English).
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Jul 22, 14 USA - VA Norfolk

Law Firm, Min 5 yrs required
163hit(s)  
Attorney The candidate must have 5+ years of experience in the practice of law in Virginia in the area of Creditors' Rights. Should have an existing client base and a proven ability to attract new clients.
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Jul 22, 14 USA - NJ Warren

Law Firm, Min 1 yrs required
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A law firm seeks an experienced Bankruptcy Attorney.
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