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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileBankruptcy Paralegal The candidate will provide organizational and substantive support to attorneys and paralegals in the Litigation and Restructuring department. Will report to the Managing Attorney. Manage assigned cases and their related tasks and projects. Perform full range of paralegal tasks from case inception through case closure. Monitor court docket sheets for assigned cases and take ownership of case calendars. Prepare drafts of notices, motions, fee applications and proofs of claims. Bluebook, cite check, and Shepardize briefs. Prepare deposition notices, organizing, maintaining and preparing deposition materials, exhibits and summaries. Remain current in industry trends in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and the legal profession. Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position. Use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have BA/BS degree. Paralegal certificate a plus. Must have 4+ years of bankruptcy experience in a law firm. Mid-size to large firm experience a plus. e-Discovery experience a plus. Should have knowledge of Bankruptcy Court procedures and practices. Familiarity with chapter 11 reorganization process and basic documents such as, SoFAs, fee applications, disclosure statements, and plans of reorganization is required. Prior working experience in the bankruptcy group of a law firm representing debtors and creditors in complex chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases is needed. Experience with e-filing within the Federal Courts, specifically with both the US Bankruptcy and the US District Courts is needed. Familiarity with CM/ECF and PACER filing system is essential. Should have ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, Dunn and Bradstreet, and Courtlink. Must be proficient in bluebooking and in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
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Current Employee - Reviewed on October 26, 2017
Think about giving raises more often, even though the starting salary is pretty good. Bring on some more support staff and pay them well to prevent shortages and turn over in that department.Pros : Benefits and pay are very competitive at this law firm. If you like to travel there is plenty of opportunity here because of all their international clientele, especially in the UK. The technology here is the forefront of the profession as well, and they are very community oriented supporting many programs.