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Complex Litigation Paralegal Duties: General case management - regular review of files for status, provide client updates to admin assistant for upload to client, and identify next steps needed to move case forward (ideally, approx. every 30-45 days each file should be looked at to evaluate for any needs). Review new files, identify case type, calendar any critical dates and assist with fee approval requests as necessary. Preparation of pleadings (Summons, Civil Cover Sheet, Notices of Appearance, Notice of Hearing, Motions, Affidavit of Service, Certificate of Service, etc.). Review, proofread and prepare pleadings drafted by the attorney for filing, including collection of exhibits, preparation of certificates of service, summons, cover letters, identify PPI and redact exhibits, etc.. General file research - obtaining additional title information from online register of deeds, requesting additional needed documentation from client, ordering title searches, other task requests, skip traces, researching entity information as needed, etc.. Ensuring service is completed after complaints filed, following up to request A & P summons, obtain service via process service or publication as necessary. Monitoring deadlines, alerting attorney of critical dates, calendar dates and follow ups. Assist attorney with hearing preparation. Confer with the court to schedule hearings and to obtain information as needed. Assist administrative staff with providing client updates as needed. Client liason (ie. buffer between client and attorney) - provide client with requested information, obtain information from client, send and receive documents, provide updates when requested from direct client contact via email. File organization - index pleadings, organize client documents, correspondence, title work, other documents within file, prepare discovery file and index as necessary. Confer with opposing counsel, title companies, code officers and other county administrative personnel, etc. regarding files. Draft title claim letters, request for reconsideration. Contact code enforcement authorities to request documents and information, follow up after administrative hearings and request any orders, alert attorney of hearings, city/county counsel meetings, as necessary. Research local court rules, confer with clerks, etc. to ensure compliance with court expectations. Notarize documents, keep notary log. Witness conversations with borrowers and make notes to file regarding same. Run Caseware reports on cases and track case flow. Enter information in Caseware and update as necessary. And all other job duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: 2+ years previous foreclosure litigation experience. Lender systems knowledge preferred.
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