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Consumer Litigation Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Company: Hankey Group External
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The candidate for this position will be responsible for handling all phases of pursuing deficiency balances on charged off accounts through litigation, including civil lawsuits and referral to outside attorney firms for such litigation. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation environment in the legal field of consumer debt collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares legal documents, including, but not limited to, complaints, default judgment packages, writs of execution, wage garnishments, and bank levies.
  • Maintains and updates civil litigation court calendar.
  • Works closely with attorneys, their firms, and court personnel.
  • Working knowledge of electronic filing procedures for state courts.
  • Acts as liaison between Westlake and its affiliates, including Consumer Litigation vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with internal and external contacts.

    ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & LICENSES:

    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Possess a strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and work under pressure.
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Familiarity with basic state and federal collection laws, including the FDCPA.

      EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

      • Bachelor's degree preferred.
      • ABA approved Paralegal Certificate strongly preferred.
      • Minimum of 1 year work experience in legal collections required.

        FULL TIME BENEFITS

        • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
        • Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account
        • 401K matching
        • Employee Stock Ownership Program in a $14.2 Billion Company, plus company matching
        • Wellness Program, Daily Team Exercises
        • Metro Tap Card and Metro-link Reimbursement
        • Westlake University, Certification Programs
        • Career Path Opportunities
        • Discounts on Parks, Museums, Movie Tickets, and Attractions
        • AT&T Wireless Discounts
        • Employee Loan Assistance
        • Onsite Yoga, Treadmill Desks
        • Annual Flu Shots, Biometric Screenings
        • Paid Vacations Days
        • Paid Sick Days
        • Paid Holidays
        • HGym
        • Rental Car Discounts
        • Dell Member Purchase Program

          ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

          We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

          We are an equal opportunity employer and do not unlawfully discriminate in employment. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization.

Keywords: Hankey Group External, Los Angeles , Consumer Litigation Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Legal , Los Angeles, California

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