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The Paralegal provides legal support to the attorneys within the designated practice area. This position prepares legal
documents and coordinates trial logistics. The Paralegal works under general supervision and relies on limited experience
to plan and accomplish goals.
As a Bankruptcy Paralegal, you will:
• Organize, index and maintain case files
• Draft various legal documents including transmittal letters, subpoenas and case summaries for attorney review
• Conduct legal research
• Gather case related materials including contracts, witness and expert files, and exhibits
• File documents with government agencies and courts
• Maintain departmental docketing calendar to ensure timely filings
• Prepare trial work spaces, including coordinating with IT and outside vendors regarding war room equipment
• Provide administrative trial support, including maintaining exhibit lists and filing court documents
• Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certificate
• At least two (2) years of related work experience
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
• Ability to work flexible and/or fluctuating work hours
• Ability to handle and maintain confidential information