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Legal Staff Paralegal in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Bankruptcy

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

USA Chicago, IL

Posted on

Mar 01,2018

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Paralegal - Foreclosure The candidate organizes and analyzes documentary evidence including contracts, reports, depositions, discovery, investigative and other documents and summaries. Interpretation and preparation of chronologies and summaries as requested using the correct figures and in a manner in accordance with applicable law and firm guidelines. Analyzing bankruptcy filings and providing timely legal assistance to handling attorney as to the status of each bankruptcy proceeding. Under attorney direction drafts and prepares correspondence and other written documents as required including responses, reports, filings, pleadings, answers, motions, responds to discovery, contracts, opinions, position papers, letters, etc., and other documents as necessary. Prepares and handles tracking and disposition of subpoenas or other requests for information. Assures organization of files including maintenance and management. Monitors files and escalates issues requiring attorney involvement. Conducts legal research using online media for experts, background searches, case investigation. Requests fee approval, prepares hearing/trial binders, requests all necessary documents from client, preparing for trials and meeting billing goals. Maintains calendar for trial and discovery deadlines. Obtains trial settings, coordinates and assist in preparation. Performs other duties as assigned. High School Diploma or its equivalent is needed. State and Federal Court filing including E-Filing experience required plus e-filing with the bankruptcy court is needed. Title Company and/or real estate closing experience is a plus. Must have knowledge of how to bill time. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel (intermediate to advanced), Power Point and Outlook and knowledge and application of legal research tools (Westlaw) is needed. Relevant legal experience (strong foreclosure experience and bankruptcy knowledge) within a law firm and/or corporate legal department for 2+ years of experience. Legal experience within a legal department at a financing/lending institution for at least 2 years are needed. Previous experience with foreclosures, creditors’ rights, and Uniform Commercial Code is required. Familiarity with client interface systems such as Blacknight (LPS), Vendorscape, Lenstar etc. in order to upload documents and track contested files are needed. Must have a demonstrated knowledge in legal research and deposition motion practices and procedures.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
Two Prudential Plaza
180 N. Stetson Avenue, , Suite 4525
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: 312-566-0041