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Bankruptcy Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 22, 2021

Posted on

Apr 10, 2021

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
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Associate Attorney
The candidate represents clients at legal, administrative and other proceedings as assigned. Participates in the development of strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases. Documents account/file activity in accordance with the Firm's policies and procedures. Negotiates with individuals to achieve final resolution of cases, arrange legal settlements, and resolve routine issues, as assigned. Researches and interprets laws, rulings, and regulations and formulates legal opinions for review. Interviews clients and witnesses in preparation for legal proceedings. Identifies causes of action and prepares lawsuits based upon an investigation of facts and applicable laws and procedures. Reviews, drafts, and/or dictates legal briefs, correspondence, pleadings, and other legal documents. Conducts discovery in conformity with applicable rules. Monitors routine case files to formulate next course of action and ensure deadlines are maintained. Assigns and reviews the work of department staff, as required. Acts in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other applicable consumer protection statutes and regulations. Develops and maintains relationships with current clients. Acts with the highest ethical standards both as a legal professional and as a member of the Firm. Actively promotes professionalism, collegiality and diversity within and outside the Firm.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) and 1-3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Creditors' Rights or Collections experience preferred. Must hold a current, valid state license to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Must have knowledge of relevant laws, legal codes, legal/court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and electronic legal research tools such as Westlaw. Must have the ability to interpret and apply legal principles and procedures and develop effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, and court systems.

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