Bankruptcy Paralegal Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
  • :
  • single:
Professional Summary

Knowledgeable, intelligent Paralegal with a wide range of skills, training and experience performing multiple legal related tasks, procedures and duties while maintaining the utmost attention to accuracy, quality and deadline-orientation. Skilled communicator with proficiencies in customer service and a wide range of other interpersonal abilities with management and team members. Multi-talented team player and problem solver with the necessary work ethic, dedication and abilities to consistently work under pressure and be a large factor in increasing departmental and company productivity. Knowledgeable in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy cases.

  • PACER/ECF/Court Drive and Clear/Lexis/Nexis Accurint/Blacknight Loansphere/Vendorscape/Quandis Utilization
  • Bankruptcy Laws
  • Team-Oriented
  • Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Peachtree; QuickBooks; Microsoft GreatPlains
  • Volunteer Work
  • American Red Cross Seattle, WA
  • Language Volunteer / Compensation Research Project Aide 2004 - 2006
  • Utilized Excel to create charts for data, and PowerPoint to organize various presentation
  • Accounting, Processes
  • Attorney, Speaking
  • Banking, QuickBooks
  • Business Management, Research
  • Cantonese, Scheduling
  • Charts, Tax
  • Chinese, Unique
  • Client, Workflow
  • Clients
  • Delivery
  • Documentation
  • Drafting
  • Economics
  • English
  • Filing
  • Team lead
  • Law
  • Legal
  • Legal Documents
  • Legal research
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • Mac
  • Mandarin
  • Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Payroll
  • Peachtree
  • Personnel
Work History
Bankruptcy Paralegal, 12/2011 to Current
Simon Property Group Inc Waterloo, NY,
  • Expertise in Legal Proceedings.
  • Expertise in Reviewing Agreements and Legal Documents.
  • E-Filing Legal Documents, A full-service mortgage banking law firm dedicated to representing creditors' rights.
  • New File Set Up.
  • Lexis/Nexis Research: Using Lexis/Nexis to pull out debtors' information.
  • Drafting and E-Filing Notice of Appearance, Proof of Claims, Motion for Reliefs and Reaffirmations for various types of loans such as HELOC, Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae loans and vehicle loans.
  • Handling calls from clients and trustees.
  • Documents: Request documents from various clients.
  • Plan Reviews: Review chapter 11 and 13 plans; confirm the plan review result with attorney and send to client.
  • Calendaring hearings, and scheduling events or tasks for attorneys.
  • Monitor and update various client systems (LPS, Vendorscape, Quandis, and others).
  • Manage bankruptcy timelines and workflow processes on loans in bankruptcy in accordance with established work rules, goals & objectives.
  • Review daily and weekly reports for exceptions and discrepancies.
  • Ensure that all appropriate actions and corresponding documentation is added to the file and client systems.
  • Work closely with team and team lead to ensure all appropriate actions are taken to expedite files.
Bankruptcy Administrative Assistant, 08/2006 to 11/2011
Norsk Hydro Asa Magnolia, AR,
  • A leading purchaser and servicer of consumer bankruptcy accounts in the United States, Electronically Filed proofs of claim at minimum of 200 claims manually a day in a timely manner while in accordance with the unique procedures of all bankruptcy courts.
  • Performed legal research using Lexis/Nexis to make sure accounts were matched to correct debtors and bankruptcy claims were filed to correct cases.
  • Made outgoing calls to trustee and attorney in response to their requests.
  • Trained other team members on various claims related requests in response to clients' requests.
  • Skillfully handled objections to claims, filing legally compelling and timely responses (such as amended proof of claims) to objections raised by debtors, attorney and trustee in order to protect the claims being disallowed.
  • Monitored court dockets for case updates and updated status changes into company system on a daily basis while ensuring nothing is overlooked.
  • Tracked bankruptcy dismissals and re-file proof of claims when debtors re-filed for bankruptcy.
  • Performed claims information research while utilizing PACER to ensure that claims were filed or transferred correctly.
  • Sent documents such as Proof of Claims, Transfer of Claims and Withdrawal of Claims to Trustees and Attorneys in response to trustee's and attorney's requests.
  • Performed payout plan research in PACER while ensuring that all claims filed were adequately compensated.
  • Made request for various court documents (including monthly statements and debtor's signed application of accounts from the clients), submitting the documents to the bankruptcy courts with proof of claims, when requested by bankruptcy court's judge, trustee or debtor's attorney.
  • Calculated the claim increase amount (with interest included) for accounts that had been charged off, filing amended proof of claims with the new claim amount, including attached supporting documents to ensure that all the claims were adequately compensated.
Accounts Payable Process Analyst, 06/2004 to 06/2006 City, STATE,
  • Performed invoice keying and matching projects at a minimum of 100 invoices per day.
  • Accurately and skillfully researched invoices with shortage.
  • Requested Proof of Delivery for invoices when no items were received.
  • Created Shortage Claim documents for the invoices with shortages.
  • Ran void check requests for the negotiable invoices.
  • Consistently and successfully updated records for approximately 40 accounts.
Master of Business Administration: , Expected in
City University of Seattle - Bellevue, WA
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Associate of Arts: Paraprofessional Accounting, Expected in
Bellevue Community College - Bellevue, WA
Additional Information
  • Awards , Was named Employee of the Quarter in recognition of outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence for the 4th Quarter 2007 at B-Line, LLC Received Good Work Award for exceptional work and results at

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School Attended
  • City University of Seattle
  • University of Washington
  • Bellevue Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Bankruptcy Paralegal
  • Bankruptcy Administrative Assistant
  • Accounts Payable Process Analyst
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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