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Legal Staff Paralegal in New York City NY

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2019

Posted on

Sep 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

New York City, NY, United States
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
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Restructuring Paralegal
The candidate will report to the Employee Relations Partner. Will work effectively and collaboratively to provide organizational and substantive support to attorneys and paralegals in the Restructuring and Finance Department. Assignments may extend into other practice areas and departments. 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; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have BA/BS degree. Paralegal certificate is a plus. Must have 4+ years of Bankruptcy experience in a law firm. Mid-size to large firm experience a plus. eDiscovery experience also 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 essential. Familiarity with CM/ECF and PACER filing system is a must. Should have ability to conduct research using various research tools, including the Internet, Westlaw, Dunn & Bradstreet, and Courtlink. Must be proficient in bluebooking and in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

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