Collections Paralegal Resume Samples

The primary task of a Collections Paralegal is to assist the attorney in recovering outstanding balances/assets of pre and post-judgment creditor customers. Responsibilities commonly associated with the role are mentioned on the Collections Paralegal Resume as – reviewing and setting up all claims within the office database, reviewing and determining claim amount, creditors, and term of delinquency; reviewing and analyzing documentation, notices, invoices, and correspondence between debtor and creditor; calculating prejudgment interest, drafting correspondence acknowledging claims to the creditor/forwarder; drafting for attorney review, drafting summons and all related documents, and drafting a motion for judgment for default judgment and affidavit as appropriate.

Summary of skills that can highlight a resume are – experience working with collections or bankruptcy, excellent computer and typing skills, excellent communication skills, general accounting or coursework experience, the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment, and fast typing skills. A paralegal certificate with a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies is required.

Collections Paralegal Resume example

Collections Paralegal Resume

Headline : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Collections Paralegal professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

Skills : Legal Research, Legal Terminology, Time Management, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac OS X, Customer Service, Iphone, Android, Windows, Leadership.

Description :

    1. Contacted debtors to pursue payments on past due collection accounts.
    2. Managed a portfolio of 600 accounts.
    3. Reduced the outstanding debt owed to a company.
    4. Responded to telephone inquiries using standard scripts and procedures.
    5. Worked with debtors to work out payments.
    6. Followed up with clients on previous payment arrangements.
    7. Located and established contact with debtors.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Paralegal Studies


Collections Paralegal Resume

Summary : Collections Paralegal with more than 10 years experience. I possess an exceptional work ethic am a highly dependable and motivated, results-oriented individual with diverse knowledge in foreclosure, real estate, and litigation. I have an extraordinary ability to produce in high-stress environments. I acquire the competence to make critical decisions in a time conscience manner.

Skills : E-Discovery, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Maintained accurate, up-to-date customer account information.
    2. Negotiated settlements with consumers.
    3. Handled all Federal Court (CM/ECF) filings.
    4. Prepared certified letters for mailing.
    5. Calculated prejudgment interest and balance due, drafted and finalized correspondence to creditor, debtor, attorney, process server, and courts personnel for attorney review.
    6. Negotiated and settled (with client approval) matters when possible.
    7. Created monthly status reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma In Paralegal Studies


Collections Paralegal Resume

Summary : To obtain a challenging Collections Paralegal position within a leading company that requires the strong communication and interpersonal skills of a detailed-minded individual.

Skills : Legal Research, Legal Writing.

Description :

    1. Responsible for managing a caseload of 400 delinquent homeowners and 187 Associations Review Association's governing contracts to determine authorities.
    2. Prepared and filed liens, warrants in debt, praecipes, affidavits, motions and various other court documents.
    3. Reviewed and prepared dockets in the various Virginia courts to monitor cases and apprise attorneys.
    4. Prepared and advised attorneys on contested court trials.
    5. Performed and reviewed local counties online land records and title searches.
    6. Prepared title analysis and recommendation for attorney review in the proceedings of non-judicial and judicial foreclosures.
    7. Monitored lender foreclosures through local counties land records.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Certificate In Paralegal Studies

Collections Paralegal Resume

Summary : To obtain a Collections Paralegal position within an established company as a Health and Safety Professional applying my extensive and diverse experience in construction, veterinary medicine and manufacturing.

Skills : Microsoft Office, SAP, Windows Xp, Westlaw, Westlaw, Collections.

Description :

    1. Managed case files from inception to completion, including preparation for foreclosure sale/trial.
    2. Prepared pleadings, motions, demand letters, discovery documents and other correspondence for filing and/or mailing.
    3. Conducted conflict checks and research on individuals, corporate entities and real properties.
    4. Communicated with court clerks, constables and process servers for status updates.
    5. Communicated with homeowners, clients and title companies to negotiate payment arrangements, settlement offers and payoff statements.
    6. Scheduled hearings and foreclosure postings.
    7. Reconciled account ledgers.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Certificate In Paralegal Studies

Collections Paralegal Resume

Objective : As a Collections Paralegal, responsible for Reviewing files based on client criteria and handle time-sensitive documents Prepare documents for litigation, Performing account reviews, Working closely with courts, following files through the legal process in multiple states.

Skills : Quickbooks, Microsoft Word.

Description :

    1. Developed and managed up to 250 cases using Time Matters and PC Law.
    2. Handled telephone collection calls to homeowners; negotiated payment arrangements and payoffs with homeowners, banks, and mortgage companies Skip tracing to locate and verify current address and telephone numbers of debtors.
    3. Verified bankruptcy status of homeowners using Pacer.
    4. Prepared Demand Letters with Warning of Suit.
    5. Prepared settlement statements.
    6. Prepared HOA and Condo complaints, answers, consent orders, default judgments, and motions for summary judgments for attorneys' review and signature.
    7. Prepared status reports for HOA and Condo Boards.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Collections Paralegal Resume

Objective : Collections Paralegal with 4 years of experience in Managing all assigned bankrupt consumer and commercial loans, Preparing and files court documents including Proofs of Claims, Reaffirmation Agreements, Stipulations, and Orders.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Organizational Skills.

Description :

    1. Conducted intake interviews of potential client/referrals.
    2. Set fee schedule according to supervising attorney's policy.
    3. Examined referral documents for completeness of information and set up case file in paper and electronic form.
    4. Conducted pre-litigation case work-up (skip tracing, assets search).
    5. Reviewed and analyzed documentation (contracts, purchase orders, bills of lading, invoices, credit reports).
    6. Maintained calendar/diary of active cases.
    7. Organized and maintained documents, established creditor and debtor business form and status via public records (internet/ phone/written requests).
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Business Admin

Collections Paralegal Resume

Objective : Highly organized and detail-oriented. I have a very strong work ethic. I am self-motivated and believe in strict confidentiality. I obtained a C2 clearance with the Department of Defense within 30 days of applying for same. I am not deterred by new technology or programs. I have a strong service orientation and am able to manage varied tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Office Technology, Proficienciy In Speed Transcript, Witness Interviews, Detailed Records And Briefs.

Description :

    1. Drafted legal documents such as memorandums, suit/lien warning letters & demand letters.
    2. Researched and performed verifications on foreclosures and bankruptcies.
    3. Familiar with research of Maryland real estate property search functions.
    4. Utilized Maryland Case search and PACER bankruptcy databases.
    5. Drafted Statements of Account.
    6. Completed status reports using Word and Excel.
    7. Communicated with clients via phone regarding collections accounts.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Paralegal Studies Certificate

Collections Paralegal Resume

Summary : Find employment with a company where my skills and experience will be an asset to the business while furthering my knowledge and abilities in the process. Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and successfully handling several responsibilities simultaneously.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Westlaw.

Description :

    1. Organized court calls and calendaring.
    2. Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
    3. Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
    4. Drafted Summons and Complaints.
    5. Corresponded with Sheriff's agencies regarding personal property levies, bank levies and repossessions.
    6. Drafted and filed post judgment pleadings.
    7. Handled all E-filings.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Associate In Paralegal Studies

Collections Paralegal Resume

Objective : Experienced with one of the largest collection law firms in the country and a large collection agency. Collected many types of accounts individual and commercial. Worked at a small collection law firm and handled each phase of the legal collection process.

Skills : Mac OS X, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Customer Service, Detail Oriented, General Office, Internet Research, Keynote, Powerpoint, Training.

Description :

    1. Managed Contested Litigation files.
    2. Experienced in Consumer Collection process, such as serving Demands, Complaints, Summons, Subpoena's, Pleadings, Motion for Summary Judgment.
    3. Filed and recorded Satisfaction of Judgments, Wage attachment documents, Executions, Citations and responding to Discovery.
    4. Scheduled Hearings, Depositions and Trial preparations.
    5. Conducted Bankruptcy searches through Pacer and review dockets if applicable.
    6. Knowledged of e-filing legal documents in Court and Federal level.
    7. Prepared and submitted Partner's Attorney Fees.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Certificate In Completion Course

Collections Paralegal Resume

Summary : Paralegal knowledgeable with federal and state regulations relating to safety and health of workers in business areas of Manufacturing, Veterinary Medicine and Healthcare. Looking to obtain full time em- ployment in the Environmental, Safety and Health field.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Odyssey E-filing System.

Description :

    1. Included maintenance of a high volume of open collection cases.
    2. Completed case autonomy including complaints, affidavits, pleadings, discovery, judgment, collection proceedings, domesticating foreign judgments, transcripts of judgment, and garnishments.
    3. Trained employees for e-filing of pleadings into the NM Court filing system, Odyssey.
    4. Ordered supplies and scheduled maintenance of office equipment.
    5. Composed, compiled, and updated policies and procedures.
    6. Reviewed account representatives work-product for accuracy and answering questions regarding collection accounts.
    7. Ran reports for the accounting department for reconciliation of expense accounts and maintaining database tables.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Certificate In Paralegal