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Paralegal Bankruptcy

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 15,2018

Posted on

Jul 30,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Dallas, TX
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
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Paralegal - Bankruptcy The candidate drafts shell/non-substantive notices, motions, affidavits, orders, briefs, and other court filings based on past precedent and drafts bankruptcy petitions. Uses Pacer, Relativity, and other bankruptcy and litigation management resources. Pulls cases on Westlaw and Lexis and cite-checks - "Blue booking". Monitors dockets for relevant pleadings, conducts docket searches and pulls and organizes docket filings. Prepares attorneys for hearings, including organizing exhibits and preparing hearing binders. Files documents with the courts. Prepares fee applications. Files proofs of claim. Monitors dockets for committee formations. Monitors various resources for distressed portfolio companies. Identifies opportunities for attendance and sponsorship of restructuring events. Prepares and coordinates business development opportunities. Bachelor’s degree required and Paralegal Certificate is preferred. 5+ years of experience and a strong background in commercial bankruptcy required. Strong demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, the legal process, electronic case filing, and electronic research technology (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Internet, etc.). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and various other software and databases. Self starter and team-oriented, with an ability to work across offices via virtual connection or occasional travel. Excellent interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and anticipate needs. Service-oriented attitude and explicit ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Requires regular and predictable attendance during assigned work schedule.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Thompson & Knight LLP.
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201


"A Great Firm to Start"

Current Employee - Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Be sure to ask questions whenever you have any. They will do their best to answer you as they are able to.

Pros : Thompson & Knight LLP is a wonderful firm with a friendly and inviting staff. They are knowledgeable and able to help out whenever I have questions.
Cons : The hours can be lacking some weeks depending on their current case load. Sometimes I have more time off than I would like.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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