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Bankruptcy Paralegal (Litigation)

West Palm Beach, FL

SourcePro Search is conducting a search for a Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant for our client’s busy Bankruptcy Litigation practice group. The ideal candidate will have a Litigation background handling Business and Commercial Litigation. This is a fast-paced, high-volume Bankruptcy Litigation practice where excellent organizational and commercial litigation skills are mandatory.

Your Litigation Paralegal/Legal Assistant Duties & Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of complying with filing requirements and deadlines, including ability to draft pleadings and orders
  • Must have experience preparing and e-filing documents including but not limited to complaints, discovery, and motion practice in Federal and/or State Courts (experience in Bankruptcy Court is helpful but not required)
  • Coordinate and assist with trial preparations
  • Handling multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Heavy calendaring and scheduling for meetings, calls, deadlines, and proactively ensuring deadlines are met within bankruptcy estates
  • Preparing and responding to extensive discovery
  • Document management, organization, retrieval, and production
  • Maintain case pleadings, correspondence, discovery, and research for large volume cases
  • Prepare and finalize pleadings in accordance with applicable court rules
  • Prepare for depositions, i.e., prepare documents electronically and all other discovery related tasks
  • Organize and prepare exhibit lists and/or privilege logs
  • Other duties assigned

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of two-to-five years of progressive experience as a Legal Assistant or Paralegal in a Commercial Litigation or Bankruptcy Litigation Practice
  • Significant commercial litigation experience is required, including prior experience drafting motions and pleadings, e-filing, and preparing and responding to discovery
  • Given that this position is in a bankruptcy department handling bankruptcy litigation, bankruptcy experience is helpful but not a requirement
  • Substantial experience working with PDF, Microsoft Word, and office/client management software programs

We have great benefits, most of which are effective on your first day:
  • Heavily subsidized health insurance premiums
  • Some health plans include Firm paid HSA contributions ranging from $600 and $1,200 annually
  • Free dental insurance for employees and inexpensive options for dependents
  • Free vision insurance for employees and inexpensive options for dependents
  • Tax advantaged account options like Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Life Insurance, paid by the Firm
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance, paid by the Firm
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 10 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday (in 2023)
  • Generous PTO for full-time employees: 0-4 years – 19 days (prorated for first year); >4 to 10 years – 24 days; >10 years – 29 days
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) options from day one. Eligible for discretionary Firm matching contribution after 1 year of service.

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