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Consumer Litigation Legal Assistant

Company: Westlake Financial Services
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe candidate for this position will be responsible for handling all phases of pursuing deficiency balances on charged off accounts through litigation, including civil lawsuits, small claims, and referral to outside attorney firms for such litigation. This role may involve some travel for witness appearances at trials, settlement conferences, and hearings. 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 small claims and 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.Company DescriptionWestlake Financial Services is the largest privately held finance company in the United States with demonstrated growth year over year. We continue to expand our teams, our diversified business model, and more importantly, we begin to cement our role as a future leader in the automotive industry.Westlake Financial Services is a member of the Hankey Group of Companies and has sister companies and subsidiaries such as: Westlake ALPS, Westlake Flooring, Wilshire Consumer Credit and Western Funding.

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