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Associate Bankruptcy Attorney

Company name

MANSFIELD LAW CORPORATION

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Jul 02,2017

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Oxnard, CA
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
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Associate Bankruptcy Attorney The candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to all stages of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies, as well as adversary proceedings and appellate work. Will supervise the maintenance and organization of files, design and engage in extensive legal research, ensure online use of CRM and case management software, input and maintain client files in BestCase software, conduct title and real property valuation and lien reports, interview clients and perform client intake assistance, attend 341(a) hearings, and appear at and argue motions in bankruptcy and adversary work. May include trial preparation, witness preparation, depositions and deposition defense, and bench trials in bankruptcy and Federal District court. Will supervise a staff of 2-3 clerks and/or paralegals. Jointly manage 15 to 40 new bankruptcy cases per month through all life cycle stages of file, including designing creative Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases that make full use of the bankruptcy code and case law to protect clients. Prepare motions, letters and affidavits. Draft, revise, and file pleadings. Electronic filing of pleadings in CM/ECF. Communicate all events and developments to clients using multiple client systems and email (as well as SMS systems and mail as appropriate). Establish a strong follow-up system to ensure deadlines are not missed for which various pleadings must be served and filed and otherwise assist in dual calendaring of all events. Supervise proper calendaring of appearances and deadlines. Follow up with clients, opposing counsel, Trustees, court staff, and third parties on unfulfilled requests. Prepare senior attorney for hearings and appearances using case management and workflow systems. Keep billing records. Complete file opening procedures. Supervise document and information collection from clients and opposing parties. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Preference given to candidates with outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and law school education. 1+ year in a law firm, with prior experience in bankruptcy strongly preferred. Must be able to work independently and comfortably in a fast-paced work environment while maintaining constant focus on excellent delivery. A sense of urgency and a meticulous attention to detail. Ability to maintain positive internal working relationships with office staff and integrate with existing staff and workflow in supportive and nondisruptive manner. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, polished client communication skills and display of confidence, outstanding oral argument and trial skills. Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to handle a large volume of cases. Must have strong computer skills; Word, Excel and Outlook are assumed; candidate should also have outstanding skills in BestCase and ease with web-based CRM, as well as general understanding of software systems to access and utilize client systems.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
MANSFIELD LAW CORPORATION
2775 N. Ventura Rd.
Suite 201
Oxnard, CA 93036