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Location : Maryland - BETHESDA
Refer to Job # THCV846893
Paralegal - Community Associations/Bankruptcy The candidate performs a variety of paralegal duties for attorneys to whom assigned according to established policies and procedures. Maintains positive contact with clients, attorneys, supervisor and staff. Observes confidentiality of client matters. Maintains all active case files and closes files according to written procedure. Accurately compose letters, memos and various other legal documents such as liens, suits and garnishments. Proofreads all work completely and carefully. Utilize appropriate legal terminology and document formats. Bill time according to fee schedule policy and uses proper task codes for billing. Batch time using Juris Timesheets on a daily basis. Provide telephone support to attorneys. Maintain positive telephone contact with clients and delinquent homeowners. Complies with applicable laws and firm policies, including Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Meet with both clients and delinquent homeowners regarding account resolution. Perform photocopying and filing as needed. Request updated statements of account from management or online and reconciles our account balance according to procedure prior to pursuing legal action. Prepare cases for attorney prior to court return date. Update account balance, communicate with attorney on action to be taken and prepare all related paperwork including praecipes, affidavits and garnishment dispositions. Review final docket with attorney prior to court date. Process all payments on account and prepares transmittal memo to client regarding payment application. Review team status report on a monthly basis. Ensure that account balance and status is updated on each account each month for report and coordinates action on account with team attorney. Prepare account information for reporting to the credit bureau and submits to team attorney for review. Perform address/asset searches through Postal Service, Accurint, DMV and Private Investigator when necessary. Review and sort incoming mail for the Team, identifying time-sensitive documents and notifying attorney. Establish and maintain a reminder system through Collection Manager and/or Outlook. Monitor all court dates and ensure that docket is prepared for attorney. Monitor all payment arrangements and advises attorney if any default exists. Monitor all deadlines for legal action and communicates same to attorney. Gather account information and prepare payoffs as requested. Should preferably have 3+ years of Collection management experience.
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