Bankruptcy Practice Assistant

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Bankruptcy Practice Assistant

Miami, Florida

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Direct (Permanent) Full Time

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NA

Miami, Florida

Direct (Permanent) Full Time

NA

June 05, 2024

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Job ID: 1379111_1717593220

June 05, 2024

Job ID: 1379111_1717593220

Job Summary

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A national law firm is currently searching for a Practice Assistant for their Miami, FL office. This individual will support members of the Firm's Wealth and Succession Planning and Bankruptcy teams.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Type, proofread, format and edit correspondence, memoranda, agreements and other legal documents under time-sensitive deadlines; may assist with drafting of documents.
  • Open new client and new matter files using Firm software.
  • Calendar case-specific deadlines and coordinate court hearings, depositions, and mediations.
  • Prepare documents for filing in State and Federal courts.
  • Coordinate with billing coordinator or collections coordinator for the preparation and mailing of invoices.
  • Maintain email and electronic files using Firm software.
  • Schedule appointments and meetings; make travel arrangements; set-up conference calls and video meetings.
  • Prepare and submit expense/reimbursement reports.
  • Improve efficiencies by utilizing software applications (Firm and practice-specific), expanding on knowledge and learning new applications and skills to achieve a higher quality and more efficient work product.
  • Work as a team and in conjunction with cluster mates, colleagues and Professionals in specified practice area(s) and office/Firm wide.
  • Liaise with document services for all document production projects.
  • Keep abreast of practice-specific laws, rules, processes and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with clients, colleagues, court personnel, and opposing counsel, as directed.
  • Conduct basic research/analysis, as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant in a law environment, or comparable experience.
  • High school diploma required. College degree a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of probate administration, estate planning, and/or bankruptcy strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to learn and operate in other practice areas, as needed.
  • Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize workload and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with professionals, clients and staff.
  • Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.



Benefits:

  • Hybrid schedule
  • Competitive salary and generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays, including a floating holiday
  • WorkWell wellness program, including free use of the Calm App
  • Caregiving assistance with Bright Horizons (child, elder, and pet care)
  • Subscription to LinkedIn Learning

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About Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Founded by industry leaders to set a new standard in search, career placement and flexible staffing, we deliver coordinated staffing solutions with unparalleled service, a commitment to project completion and success and a passion for innovation, creativity and continuous improvement.

Our niche brands offer a complete suite of staffing services to emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across market sectors, career specialties/disciplines and industries. Over time, office locations, specialty practice areas and service offerings will be added to address ever changing constituent needs.

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