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Title : Paralegal - Bankruptcy

Location : Texas - Houston
Refer to Job # XXWF793819

This very large firm has several offices in Texas and is one of the largest and oldest firms in the state. Their impressive client list includes many national and international corporations, banks, and charitable organizations. Their practice includes a wide variety of corporate, intellectual property, litigation, banking, real estate, and other matters. Billable hours requirements are very reasonable, and associates are treated with respect and are given significant responsibility and training and meaningful feedback.
Paralegal - Bankruptcy Duties: Drafts shell/non-substantive notices, motions, affidavits, orders, briefs, and other court filings based on past precedent and drafts bankruptcy petitions. Uses Pacer, Relativity, and other bankruptcy and litigation management resources. Pulls cases on Westlaw and Lexis and cite-checks - "Blue booking". Monitors dockets for relevant pleadings, conducts docket searches and pulls and organizes docket filings. Prepares attorneys for hearings, including organizing exhibits and preparing hearing binders. Files documents with the courts. Prepares fee applications. Reviews conflicts information and summarizes for attorney review. Prepares and files proofs of claim. Monitors dockets for committee formations. Monitors various resources for distressed portfolio companies. Identifies opportunities for attendance and sponsorship of restructuring events. Prepares and coordinates business development opportunities. Works proactively and efficiently to support attorneys in case management. Billable hour requirement is 1650 hours. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate preferred. 5+ years of experience and a strong background in commercial bankruptcy required, preferably in a law firm environment. Strong demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, the legal process, electronic case filing, and electronic research technology (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Internet, etc.). Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, and various other software and databases. Self starter and team-oriented, with an ability to work across offices via virtual connection or occasional travel. Excellent interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and anticipate needs. Service-oriented attitude and explicit ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Requires regular and predictable attendance during assigned work schedule.
 
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