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Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # WPMZ800750
Paralegal (Foreclosure) The candidate will 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. Relevant legal experience within a law firm and/or corporate legal department for at least 3 years Legal experience within a legal department at a financing/lending institution for at least 3 years, Previous experience with foreclosures, creditors rights, and Uniform Commercial Code required, Strong foreclosure experience and bankruptcy knowledge, Familiarity with client interface systems such as Blacknight (LPS), Vendorscape, Lenstar etc. in order to upload documents and track contested files. Must have a demonstrated knowledge in legal research and deposition motion practices and procedures. State and Federal Court filing including E-Filing experience required plus e-filing with the bankruptcy court Title Company and/or real estate closing experience is a plus 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). Requires critical thinking skills, superior communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. High School Diploma or its equivalent.
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