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Legal Staff Paralegal in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Company name

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Aliso Viejo, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 09,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018

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Paralegal, Litigation The candidate will be responsible for assisting the Legal Department with various contested or escalated matters in order to facilitate implementation of an appropriate and timely course of action. Will assist in reviewing pleadings prepared by outside counsel, including summons, complaints, affidavits, answers, motions, orders and judgments. Assist in reviewing and preparing discovery responses and objections, timely obtaining executed verifications, and reviewing proposed redactions. Locate knowledgeable persons to help develop responses to interrogatories and other discovery requests. Review and prepare responses to various written correspondence received in relation to contested matters. Open and maintain matters in case management system, including analyzing complaints, investigating claims, retaining outside counsel where appropriate and providing outside counsel with requisite loan servicing and origination record. Assist outside counsel with securing key personnel for mediations, depositions, and other events that require personal/telephonic appearance. Maintain calendar for events requiring appearance by legal department staff and key deadlines. Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions, legal articles, treatises, code sections, and analyze issues to prepare legal documents and memos. Conduct factual research, gathering relevant information from a variety of resources, such as legal research sources, newspapers, libraries, police and fire departments, trade associations and the media. Assist with case settlement by gathering and organizing data and information needed for settlement, preparing proposed requests for settlement approval, requesting settlement payments, reviewing settlement agreements and releases, and circulating agreements for signature. Take lead in pre-claim title investigation/review, including reviewing title records, organizing documents and creating a chronology of facts, preparing and submitting written claims, securing response from insurer and preparing memos regarding submission of and response to claim and proposed course of further action. Perform duties such as photocopying and scanning documents. Serves as liaison between outside counsel, internal departments, and in-house attorneys when necessary and appropriate, including obtaining regular status updates. Manage the intake and preparation of responses to Subpoenas. Provide business units with monthly status of pending litigation, contested matters, or remediation of title issues. Resolve routine legal issues under the direction of an attorney. Prepare and maintain quarterly pre-litigation and litigation reports. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Associate’s degree from accredited college plus paralegal certification or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Must have 2+ years’ experience working as a paralegal. Must have 2 years’ experience working in mortgage servicing.

Additional info

Job ID 2018-6486

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC
25 Enterprise Fifth Floor
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656