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Title : Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Location : Michigan - Troy
Refer to Job # YZFT854640

Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Duties: Preparing draft correspondence and draft legal documents such as motions, complaints notices, orders and other pleadings in accordance with instructions and prescribed procedures; finalizes and ensures timely filing of legal documents with the courts. Maintaining proper scanning/uploading of electronic versions of documents in electronic system and indexing and filing of hard copy legal documents and designated correspondence in the litigation/hearing files. Performing research including specifically internet, on-line dockets, people locator services as requested or required. Communicating with clients of our company, court personnel, and opposing/debtors' counsel regarding the status of cases, and ensures that client vendor websites are reviewed and updated daily in accordance with our company and client requirements. Preparing and sending outgoing communications via appropriate methods, including e-mail, USPS, courier, facsimile, and overnight delivery. Proactively monitoring and timely notification of attorney of scheduled events as noted on the Legal Department Master Calendar and on the Outlook calendar of assigned attorney, including monitoring dockets and court dates, and schedules appointments as requested. Preparing, updating and reviewing task reports daily and ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred. Should have 2 years of law firm experience in litigation. Real Estate, Foreclosure, and default industry experience a plus. Must have general knowledge of court procedures (VA, MD, DC, DE); experience with local court processes and procedures preferred. Knowledge of technology, including common software platforms used by the organization. Strong Windows and MS Windows and Office (including Word and Excel) experience required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required; capable of working individually as well as part of a team. Excellent telephone etiquette and command of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar required.

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