Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume Samples

A Bankruptcy Legal Assistant provides paralegal support to lawyers who appear on behalf of debtors or creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. The job duties included on the Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume are – obtaining credit reports, preparing documents, interviewing clients, and conducting legal research. Other associated duties include – processing and drafting bankruptcy-related documents; reviewing and analyzing bankruptcy claims, gathering information from creditors, debtors; and court clerks; interviewing clients and keeping them informed on progress made with their cases; conducting legal research on bankruptcy-related issues, and submitting legal documents in the court on time.

To ensure success in this line, possessing the following skills will be useful – knowledge of bankruptcy procedures; excellent communication skills, in-depth knowledge of legal terminology, experience in preparing legal documents, experience in the electronic filing of cases, the ability to conduct legal research, and exceptional abilities to handle large volumes of work. A degree and a state-approved paralegal certification are needed.

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume example

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Seasoned Bankruptcy Legal Assistant professional with 10+ years of combined experience and knowledge in positions Document Management, Customer Service, Administrative, Management, Sales, and Data Entry/Operations Support. Professional flexible, reliable, creative and service and goal-oriented. Offering a unique combination of skills analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to learn new skills and effectively use acquired skills.

Skills : Word, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Reviewed Chapter 13 Plans in all jurisdictions and update client's system with Plan's proposed treatment of client in the bankruptcy.
    2. Reviewed of all Amended Plans and Confirmation orders for possible objections and any additional action needed.
    3. Reviewed also completed a thorough review of PACER.
    4. Updated and notated client's system, make recommendations for any needed objections and forward the file to the appropriate person to proceed.
    5. Legal assisted in the pre-petition arrears at the time of filing to be included in the Proof of Claim by using the client's system.
    6. Created and provided docket reports for legal staff.
    7. Sorted and routed incoming departmental mail and prepare outgoing mail.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's Of Science


Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Ten years' experience providing exceptional legal assistance. Diverse background including working as a Case Management and Administrative Assistant; while being mindful of completing tasks, time specifications and regulations. Proficient in working effectively with minimal supervisor, problem solving skills and outstanding communication skills in both oral and written.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Data Entry, Scheduling, Administrative Assistant, Filing, Fax, Client Relations, Document Control, Copy Machine, Scanners, Sharepoint, Wordperfect, Inventory, Housekeeping, Case Management, Organizational .

Description :

    1. Researched and reviewed mortgages, forbearance letters, title insurance and quick claim deeds for authentication.
    2. Reviewed calendars and dockets daily.
    3. Prepared bankruptcy and foreclosure petitions to be filed at court.
    4. Scheduled conferences and hearings.
    5. Computerized filing system, in charge of monitoring and interpret court rules.
    6. Maintained and updated firm wide calendar docket database.
    7. Reviewed documents prior to filing at court.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Associates Of Science


Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : Pursuing a challenging career in a Bankruptcy Legal Assistant professional atmosphere where my communication and customer service skills and experience will be utilized to their fullest potential.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Black Knight LoanSphere, ImageWeb, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, WebDirect, Perfect Practice Case Management System, PACER, CM/ECF Mail, MSP Loan Servicing Platform, As400, Word Processing.

Description :

    1. Drafted pleadings such as: Objection to Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plans, Proof of Claims, Notice of Payment Changes, Notice of Post-Petition Fees, Charges and Expenses, Transfer of Claims, Motion for Adequate Protection, Notice of Hearings, Notice of Withdrawals, and Certificates of Service.
    2. Determined the need, or lack thereof, to obtain Relief from the Automatic Stay.
    3. Monitored for entries of Orders/Pleadings filed by the debtor, opposing counsel, Trustee or Judge.
    4. Provided recommendations to clients regarding the need for filing an Objection to Confirmation, Proof of Claim and/or a Motion for Relief/Adequate Protection.
    5. Monitored incoming CM/ECF mail for docket entries and the current status of the proceedings in order to protect the Creditor's interest.
    6. CM/ECF e-filing of pleadings and scheduling hearings via the same.
    7. Processed daily workflow reports and submitting fee waiver (additional fee) requests via the client systems and/or direct email.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Objective : To obtain a Bankruptcy Legal Assistant position that will use my qualifications to meet the firm's goals and help it achieve greater success through excellent and personable customer service, good judgment, innovative problem solving, planning, and diverse administrative skills.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Calendar Management, Legal Document Drafting, Notary Public.

Description :

    1. Validated new bankruptcy filings by using the U.S.
    2. Notified foreclosure department of new bankruptcy filing and to vacate foreclosure proceedings.
    3. Advised Clients electronically using Lenstar and Vendorscape of new bankruptcy filing and requesting authority to proceed with bankruptcy representation.
    4. Assisted Attorneys with case preparation by preparing motions for relief from stay, proof of claims, financial affidavits, adequate protection orders, and orders granting relief from stay in the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.
    5. Scanned and filed documents using the ECF filing system.
    6. Negotiated with opposing counsel terms of Adequate Protection Orders for repayment of Chapter 13 debt.
    7. Arranged with outside counsel to attend 341 meetings and hearings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Associates In Legal Assisting

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : To pursue and obtain employment that will allow me to utilize the ability, skills, knowledge, and education I have acquired in order to become an integral part of a successful organization and enhance my professional and personal business endeavors.

Skills : Word, Excel, LPS, Access, Summation, Concordance, Relativity, ECF Electronic Court Filing, Westlaw And Lexis.

Description :

    1. Consisted of extensive client interaction providing assistance and information concerning their bankruptcy cases as well as providing the potential client information on office services.
    2. Processed account payments, assisted in maintaining and operating computer networking system, and utilized proficient computer skills on programs such as Word, Amicus Attorney, and Excel.
    3. Answered approximately 40 to 50 calls a day while also using other communication devices.
    4. Responsible for establishing and organizing the filing system for a 2000 client caseload of open and closed files.
    5. Assisted the attorney in verification and preparation of the weekly bankruptcy proceedings and occasionally attended the court proceedings.
    6. Experienced and college career I have become proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
    7. Accumulated exceptional people skills and the ability to also be a team player.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.S. In Business

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : To obtain a Bankruptcy Legal Assistant position that allows me to utilize my skills, innovation, and initiative for the growth of the company.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Sage Timeslips, Quicken/Quickbooks, Titlewave, SoftPro.

Description :

    1. Managed details of bankruptcy issues, files and paperwork in a 8 employee Law Firm with 2 Attorneys and 6 Legal Assistants).
    2. Managed 30-50 cases at a given time.
    3. Prepared correspondence and submitted the necessary information to homeowners' attorneys.
    4. Took appropriate actions when the Association or Law Firm was notified of bankruptcy filings: Chapter 7 - placed all Law Firm and Association activity on hold.
    5. Completed the court required paperwork, including Proof of Claim paperwork in order to secure funds through the Trustee's office.
    6. Performed audits of files that were in process of closing, accounted for all payments and discharge documentation; reconciled balances with Trustee's paperwork.
    7. Reviewed and analyzed the Homeowner Management Companies' ledgers to verify recordkeeping prior to filing bankruptcy responses.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS In Accounting

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Summary : Background includes over twenty-eight years of experience providing administrative support for bankruptcy cases. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills Able to work effectively with debtors, creditors, attorneys, and trustees. Extensive background in abstracting and assembling data from bankruptcy petitions and entering/managing automated database information and data management systems.

Skills : Legal Assistant, Word, Office, PowerPoint, Excel.

Description :

    1. Uploaded documents to U.S Trustee before 341 meetings.
    2. knowledged in CH 13 deficiencies Knowledge in a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.
    3. Filled portal, ECF federal filing Process new files, pacer, credit reports through best case.
    4. Handled cancellations, Retainers and realease of contracts.
    5. Ability to work in a team environment Prepare correspondence to be sent to Clients, court and other attorneys input clients information in bankruptcy petition and schedules Draft correspondence, draft Motions and notifications.
    6. Assisted with docketing and research Public Records Prepare and file Suggestion of Bankruptcies and Motions in State court Negotiate settlements with chapter 7 &13 Trustees.
    7. Drafted Motions, COS, hearings.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
GED

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Objective : A motivated Bankruptcy Legal Assistant professional with years of diverse legal experience. Proven track record in legal research, drafting legal documents and case preparation. Extensive knowledge of legal terminology, general law and legal proceedings. Outstanding organizational skills enable competent management of multiple complex assignments.

Skills : Customer Service, Organizational.

Description :

    1. Efficiently managed four attorneys and handled multiple administrative duties.
    2. Handled correspondence and memoranda.
    3. Worked on extensive internet documents and maintained the knowledge for electronic filing of various cases within the Bankruptcy Court.
    4. Openned communication with multiple vendors on assigned tasks at hand to complete assigned jobs.
    5. Handled travel arrangements and implemented travel discounts for attorneys, business partners and clients.
    6. Handled and screened telephone calls when necessary.
    7. Prepared and executed multiple assignments and projects between staff and attorneys.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
AAS In Business Administration

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : Preparing and filing of bankruptcy creditor notices (CM/ECF), Preparingng of demand letters and payment plan agreements, Performing of other assigned tasks to support the Bankruptcy Department.

Skills : Organizational Ability, Excellent Customer Service, Communication and time Management Skills.

Description :

    1. Set Appointments.
    2. Prepared affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
    3. Prepared for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
    4. Prepared legal documents File pleadings with the court clerk.
    5. Gathered and analyzed research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
    6. Notarized documents as necessary Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
    7. Managed Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy timelines and workflow processes on loans in bankruptcy in accordance with established work rules, goals, and objectives.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Vocational In Psychology

Bankruptcy Legal Assistant Resume

Headline : Maintaining an accurate and efficient paperless filing system. Monitoring and purge files in accordance with applicable legal regulations, policies, and the Citys retention policy and schedule, and also Maintaining confidential files and maintain a high level of ethical standards.

Skills : Legal Assistant Experience, Microsoft Suite.

Description :

    1. Coordinated strategies with Team Lead in team environment to meet deadlines and ensure a high level of quality control and follow through with attorneys to expedite files.
    2. Drafted Proofs of Claims, Request for Special Notices, Allonges, AOMs, as well as monitoring Bankruptcy case history for Amended Plans, Motions to Value Collateral, Dismissals, and Discharges.
    3. Scheduled Hearings.
    4. Prepared updates and status reports for Property Managers and Homeowner Associations.
    5. Organized, planned, time management, problem solving and creative thinking are among the other skills I have accrued over time.
    6. Monitored Debtors' payments and request proper telephonic notice with opposing counsel to collect on the debt.
    7. Triaged new referrals and reopened existing closed files in the case management system.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
GED