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Bankruptcy Paralegals can work for a bankruptcy attorney in a law firm or they can work freelance, preparing bankruptcy petitions either for a set of attorneys or for the public directly. Skills highlighted on Bankruptcy Paralegals' sample resumes include collecting and reviewing paperwork for petitions, drafting pleadings, and preparing all paperwork required by the bankruptcy court. Bankruptcy Paralegal resumes also list either associates or bachelor's degrees, or certifications after the successful completion of courses in paralegal training.

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Bankruptcy Paralegal

Executed the intakes of new clients (chapter 7, 11, 13), prepared clients for court, pulled status dockets from ECF/Pacer software, pulled money status from trustee website, and resolved current clients business matters.

  • Effectively supervised a two-judge caseload, provided exceptional customer service to clients reviewed petitions, indexed and organized files.
  • Thoroughly analyzed and summarized factual information, obtained documents through subpoenas, calendared confirmation hearing dates, and calendared 341 dates.
  • Interviewed clients, arranged for attorneys to interview clients, handled arrangements for clients to appear in court, pulled money status from the trustee website, attended court sessions, and recruited new clients.
  • Attended court and documented observations
  • Responded to inquires and requests for case-related information from judges, court administration, and attorneys.
  • Conducted Legal Research
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
BA
Psychology
2

Senior Bankruptcy Paralegal

Conducted initial meeting with potential client(s) to secure and request all necessary documentation to prepare a bankruptcy petition.

  • Ensured and assisted client with completion of all necessary credit counseling prior to beginning the appropriate bankruptcy petition(s).
  • Drafted and prepared voluminous Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy petitions, including determining state exemptions and Chapter 13 plans.
  • Prepared for and notified clients for their hearing dates at the federal courthouse with the specified U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee.
  • Created a "bankruptcy checklist" for the attorney that ensured everything was completed and collected for each and every case.
  • Communicated effectively with clients, the Court and attorneys, informed clients of their Chapter 13 monthly payment to the trustee.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
BA
Political Science
3

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Managed and maintained quality assurance program in accordance with Contract, Quality Plan, Statement of Work, Standard Operating Procedures and applicable Governmental Regulations

  • Maintained internal case status on all open Chapter 7, 11, Chapter 13 cases
  • Primary liaison between the research unit and management for reporting purposes through the legal department
  • Provided guidance and professional expertise to senior management to ensure accurate interpretation and implementation of policies, procedures and contractual requirements
  • Knowledge of Chapter 7 & 13 filed proof of claims, reviewed Chapter 13 plans and updated motions for relief hearing results
  • Supported projects geared at centralizing and standardizing functions, streamlining processes, analyzing and tracking metrics to assess overall performance and efficiency
  • Coordinated quality functions by implementing tools to maximize time efficiency and productivity
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
4

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Assisted with management of large corporate Chapter 11 cases from commencement to completion

  • Performed and analyzed UCC lien and judgment searches
  • Supported senior partners with legal research using Westlaw and Lexis databases
  • Reviewed and analyzed legal contracts relating to landlord/lease issues and executor contracts
  • Discovery and document production in large scale adversary proceedings for trial preparation
  • Drafted and revised notices, motions, memorandums and related correspondence on behalf of senior partners
  • Prepared for and electronically file pleadings with federal bankruptcy courts and state district
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
5

Home Loan Modification/debt Settlement/bankruptcy Paralegal

Saved homes in foreclosure by demonstrating expertise with the Making Home Affordable Program to obtain home loan modifications.

  • Regularly negotiated debt settlements in excess of $25,000
  • Assisted attorneys with Ch. 7 &13 bankruptcies
  • Organized, managed, and was in direct contact with 75-100 clients
  • Created an extensive informational database to manage clients
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Marketing
JD
Juris Doctor
Paralegal Certification
6

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Drafted and filed required documents for Chapters 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy proceedings

  • Assisted and monitored plaintiff's foreclosure cases.
  • Researched legal issues relevant to the Federal Bankruptcy Code and the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Prepared Notices of Hearing, Complaints, Substitution of Counsel, Substitution of Party Plaintiff, and Joint Stipulations, among various other relevant documents
  • Experience with state and federal E-filing
  • Monitored and maintained case files for updates and steady progression
  • Maintained attorneys' calendars to comply with Florida Civil Procedure and Discovery Requests
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
English
JD
Law
7

Bankruptcy Paralegal/office Manager

Prepared and managed Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases from beginning to end

  • Filed cases with the Bankruptcy court through Pacer
  • Conducted legal research, and prepared attorneys for 341 Meeting of Creditors/Confirmation Hearing/Evidential Hearings
  • Developed and completed Motions to Abandon Property, Motions to Avoid Liens, Motions to Strip Second Mortgages, and Motion to Modify.
  • Managed client issues, maintained complex dockets and files, calendars, emails and mail for the law firm
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
8

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Performed all daily operations involved in the representation of Creditor's interests in Chapters 7 and 13 filings.

  • Bankruptcy litigation experience included the drafting and filing of Motions, Answers and Responses, Objections to Debtor's Plan and the negotiating, drafting and filing of Settlement Agreements.
  • Prepared and filed Proofs of Claim, reviewed Chapter 13 Plans, coordinated and maintained motion calendar and negotiated and drafted payment plans with Debtors and their attorneys.
  • Responsible for all the electronic filing and monitoring of cases for firm in the United States Federal Bankruptcy Courts Electronic Case Filing System.
  • Drafted Summons & Complaints, Orders of Reference, Oath and Report of Referees, Judgments of Foreclosure and Sale.
  • Managed case files to efficiently meet client's timeline requirements, prepared client status reports and maintained responses and updates for the client's website.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AA
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Paralegal Studies Certification Program
9

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Electronically filed pleadings, bankruptcy schedules, index files and various documents

  • Processed completed petitions on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases
  • Reviewed and analyzed claims
  • Prepared final reports and calculated distributions to creditors
  • Drafted and processed affidavits, affirmations, complaints and motions
  • Filed and served official court documents
  • General office duties
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Paralegal Studies
10

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Specialized in collections cases for regional businesses

  • Drafted pleadings, garnishments, discovery and settlement agreements in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Maintained a case management database system
  • Assisted nine attorneys with complex litigation and scheduling for trials and litigation
  • Conducted research on LexisNexis
  • Prepared attorneys' for dockets, trials and other collections litigation
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
5
months
at this job
C
Paralegal Studies
C
Certificate
BA
English And History

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