A bankruptcy paralegal is someone who works under the supervision of licensed attorneys in law offices that handle bankruptcy matters. Bankruptcy paralegals do not practice law, as they are not licensed attorneys, but they help in many aspects of bankruptcy matters. They often prepare initial drafts of bankruptcy court filings and handle administrative tasks relating to cases being litigated in the United States bankruptcy courts. A bankruptcy paralegal is sometimes called a bankruptcy legal assistant.
Here are a few sample bankruptcy paralegal job descriptions:
The candidate will be responsible for perfecting current procedure for case management and work flow. Will oversee a small office as a “team lead” for a junior paralegal staff. Report directly to department head attorney. Must have experience in preparing chapter 13, 7 or 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Should have 3+ years of recent BK experience.
Seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal with 4+ years of debtor experience. A Registered Paralegal with a degree but are negotiable on these terms desired. Recent Bankruptcy experience is required; preferably Chapter 7 and 13. Must be able to handle all facets of the BK cases including client contact and attorney support.
Temporary Bankruptcy Paralegal
The candidate should have 3+ years of bankruptcy experience. Experience working on behalf of the debtor for Chapter 7 and 13 cases will be required. Strong administrative and organizational skills are required. Average typing speed of 40+ wpm will be required.
The candidate should have 5+ years of experience, preferably with Chapter 11 matters. Should be experienced with all overseeing all aspects of electronic discovery. Strong e-filing experience is also required. Strong knowledge of MSOffice, Relativity, Concordance, LAW, Best Case, Excel and PowerPoint is essential.
The candidate should have debtor bankruptcy experience. Chapter 7, 13 or 11 experience required. BK experience with a law firm preferred.
Bankruptcy / Restructuring Paralegal
The candidate will assist Attorneys representing Debtors, Creditors, and Creditor Committees in large chapter 11 restructuring cases in a team environment. Assist in analyzing due diligence materials regarding all aspects of a company's business operations. Assist with the preparation and filing of petitions, resolutions, first day pleadings; draft; cite check, research and update precedent in first and second-day pleadings filed; familiar with local rules of various courts; coordinate with other professionals and client to obtain and analyze due diligence materials in preparation of exhibits and documents to be included as part of the filing material. Correspond with clients, creditors and other interested parties regarding case issues. Collate information and exhibits for motions, applications, notices, memoranda, proofs of claim. Preparation of quarterly fee applications. Assist with the preparation of monthly fee statements; maintain professional fee spreadsheets. Review and edit documents and exhibits, charts and diagrams. Maintain case calendars and working group lists. Work closely with other practice groups and offices on matters related to restructuring cases. Provide training to entry level case assistants. Commitment to work overtime and be available for travel as needed.
The candidate should have college degree. Must have 5+ years experience as a Restructuring / Bankruptcy Legal Assistant. Mid to large size law firm experience, demonstrating a significant level of substantive knowledge and understanding of the practice area. Excellent analytical and organizational abilities, creativity and initiative. Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to interact effectively with staff, attorneys, clients, courts and other professionals required. Demonstrate working knowledge of technology applicable to practice area, including Westlaw, Live Edgar; ability to electronically file documents.
Seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal with 2-4 years of experience in handling Chapter 7 related cases.