Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, a powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal for our New York Office. The Bankruptcy Paralegal will assist attorney(s) by providing clerical and research support services including document preparation and review; coordinating with clients; research, investigations, and fact checking; and hearing preparation.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Creates and implements all elements of bankruptcy case management systems, including file management (electronic and hard copy), case calendaring, task lists and bankruptcy-related deadlines.
- Meets with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss cases or projects.
- Drafts legal documents including routine retention and fee applications; files motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures.
- Prepares and files proofs of claim and assists with the claims reconciliation process.
- Researches and analyzes case management procedures, local court rules and statutes for compliance.
- Reviews and monitors case dockets to identify, summarize, and circulate relevant pleadings and applications.
- Manages hearing preparation and support, including scheduling of telephonic appearances and preparation of hearing binders.
- Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case information, which may include depositions, pleadings, exhibits and other items.
- Assists attorneys with hearing and trial preparation.
- Responds to creditor case inquiries.
- Develops and maintains records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years' experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong knowledge of filing through CM/ECF filing system in all bankruptcy courts.
- Familiarity with bankruptcy law and principles, court pleadings, claims reconciliation and other related matters.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)