• Bankruptcy Paralegal

    Job Locations US-MA-Andover
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1172
    Category
    Litigation Support
    Region
    Northeast
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Zwicker & Associates PC is a national law firm that represents some of the largest creditors in the nation. Growing strong since 1991, Zwicker encompasses a large clientele ranging from major credit cards issuers to student loan collections.


     


    POSITION SUMMARY:


    This position will report directly to the Director of the firm’s bankruptcy department. The applicant must be an experienced ECF filer with the bankruptcy court and have a good working knowledge of all aspects of bankruptcy court proceedings. The firm represents creditors in a nationwide bankruptcy court practice. The responsibilities of this position involve handling telephone inquiries from debtors with active bankruptcy cases, reviewing and electronically filing proofs of claim for creditors and monitoring and assisting in bankruptcy court litigation.

    Responsibilities

    Core function will be to review proofs of claim as prepared by Production to ensure claim is correctly completed for filing. This review includes review of attached account statements to confirm that there is a matching account balance on statement for amount asserted in proof of claim. Once this review is completed the proof of claim will be filed electronically with the bankruptcy court. Secondary responsibility will be answering a dedicated toll-free telephone number set up for debtors to contact our office regarding any issues arising from their bankruptcy filing (i.e. there is an active bank levy, active wage garnishment, etc.) and responding appropriately. Finally this employee will monitor any active bankruptcy litigation being handled by the firm (i.e. Adversary Proceedings, Violations of the Automatic Stay, etc.) and assist in these proceedings.

    Qualifications

     



    • Must be an experienced ECF filer in the bankruptcy court

    • Must possess a good understanding of bankruptcy court proceedings and practice.


     


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



    • One to three years prior experience working with an attorney or firm handling bankruptcy practice. Must be very familiar with ECF filing and understand how to navigate the bankruptcy court electronic filing system. Must have a good understanding of bankruptcy court practice and proceedings – especially the application of the Automatic Stay with regards to collection activity. Must be able to handle inbound phone calls from debtors and spot any issues or problems so that the firm or our clients do not violate the Automatic stay.                                                                                                                                                                    


     


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 



    • Prior experience working as a bankruptcy paralegal representing creditors.                                                                          


    PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                           



    • Be able to lift 5 lbs. or greater                                                                                                              

    • Be able to sit 90% of the work day at times                                                                                                     

    • Be able to bend at the waist and be mobile when needed                                                             

    • Be able to read and comprehend position-specific documents and correspondence              

    • Be able to communicate in a common language with (or to) individuals or groups verbally and/ or in writing (e.g. applicants, managers, employees)                              

    • Be able to operate a computer, phone and/or equivalent devices                                              

    • Be able to complete a minimum of a 40 hour flexible workweek schedule

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