Legal Assistant

Ontario, Georgia
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Type: Contract-to-Hire

Category: Legal

Job ID: 138109

Date Posted: 08/01/2019


Legal Assistant - Ontario, CA

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

Responsible for assisting attorneys or department supervisor in the preparation of legal documents, pleadings, payoff and reinstatement letters, and other correspondence while in daily communication with firm clients, opposing counsel, local counsel and court personnel.

 

*** Must Have Litigation Experience. ***

*** Must Have Document Production & Preparation Experience. *** 

 

Contract to Perm Opportunity

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Prepares required legal documents, pleadings, correspondence, and drafts, in preparation for hearings and/or trial.

Requests necessary loan and title documents from clients and orders reinstatement /payoff figures as needed.

Organizes and obtains information needed for lawsuit and coordinates documents for attorneys and co-counsel to facilitate representation and litigation. Responds to requests for information from opposing counsel.

Performs legal research on statutes or foreclosure information as required to address client/borrower inquiries.

Responds to incoming requests from clients, borrowers, attorneys, and performs required legal research on internal computer system or client websites to prepare and issue the proper response.

May process return of third party funds as directed by Foreclosure Department.

Enters relevant legal information into the computer system to keep files current regarding legal activity.

Conducts communications with clients, borrowers, courts, and external attorneys as necessary or as directed by a department attorney or manager.

Performs all other duties as requested.

 

POSITION PREFERENCES:

Two to four years college in paralegal studies, business, finance, or related fields.

Minimum five years of experience in civil litigation, mortgage banking, real estate and/or probate law.

Excellent PC and communication skills with the ability to adapt rapidly to a variety of systems.

Must be able to manage workflow in a highly-active, high-volume environment and perform multiple duties simultaneously.


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