This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the most respected law firms in the United States and the region. Stoel Rives is seeking a Bankruptcy Paralegal with at least 5 years of experience to join either our Boise, Portland, Seattle, OR Salt Lake City office. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work effectively with internal and external clients to address client and Firm needs, produce high-quality work efficiently and meet schedule demands of attorneys and clients. At Stoel Rives, you will find challenging work assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of innovation.
1. Bankruptcy Paralegal Support
Draft Motions for Relief, Responses, Proof of Claims, Fee Applications, demand letters, basic bankruptcy and adversary proceeding pleadings, including notices of appearance, civil information sheets, requests for special notice, declarations, orders, etc.; prepare template/shell legal documents; compile and prepare exhibits; prepare for hearings and creditor meetings; hearing resolutions; prepare and file of UCC-1 and UCC-3 filing statements; research (statutes, procedural rules, land searches and Secretary of State websites); review and follow local court rules and complex case procedures; verbal and written communication with clients and external parties such as co-counsel, court clerks, trustees, and opposing counsel; and prepare attorney notebooks; electronic filing of documents with bankruptcy court; review Court docket (PACER) and monitor ECF emails for important filings.
2. Bankruptcy Case Management
Monitor large-scale bankruptcy dockets, client claim status and associated deadlines; retrieve and send substantive pleadings to clients and attorneys; and maintain electronic bankruptcy case and client files.
3. Bankruptcy Conflicts Support
Submit requests for conflicts reports for bankruptcy matters; initial review and summary of large conflicts reports; and prepare exhibits for disclosures as required in certain bankruptcy matters.
4. Timekeeping and Billing
Enter, proofread, and close your time entries in billing software; comply with firm and client time entry standards; review and edit your time and cost entries on proformas (pre-bills).
Work collaboratively with case team, other paralegals and practice assistants; delegate and coordinate projects with support departments; assist with questions related to bankruptcy procedure; and participate in regular case team and department meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Must possess the following capabilities: analytical skills; attention to detail; excellent planning and organizing skills; initiative; good judgment and ability to make reasoned decisions; project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; high work standards; technical knowledge in the area of practice-related codes, statutes and regulations; ability to learn and establish effective follow-up and follow-through procedures; positive impact with clients and co-workers; strong client service orientation; ability to demonstrate teamwork/cooperation with others; adaptability; and ability to work on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment, work with detailed information and work independently.
Must have knowledge of bankruptcy rules and proceedings in both State and Federal Courts. Must have the ability to think analytically and strong writing skills. Must have prior experience with or be capable of rapidly understanding, interpreting and applying to various client circumstances the applicable legal framework and internal procedures related to the assigned practice area. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software in a Windows-based environment.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Acrobat is required
· Court filing experience with Cm/ECF and Pacer is required
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree is preferred. Certificate or Associate’s degree from an ABA-accredited paralegal program in lieu of one year of work experience. At least 5 years of experience providing paralegal support in the area of bankruptcy law is required. Knowledge of Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure is required. Experience with debtor and creditor filings and Chapter 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings is highly preferred. Experience with adversarial proceedings is also preferred.
NORMAL WORK HOURS
This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime compensation. Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required on occasion.
Stoel Rives is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, environmental and climate change, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, business, labor and employment law, intellectual property, land use, real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.