Bankruptcy Paralegal – New York, NY

Alchemy Legal - New York, NY, United States

Bankruptcy Paralegal – New York, NY


One of our large firms in New York has an immediate opening for an experienced Bankruptcy Paralegal. As a Bankruptcy Paralegal, you must have familiarity with ECF, Best Case Bankruptcy, Westlaw, and other software applications used to support the department. Extensive knowledge of federal court systems, local rules, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 15+ years of bankruptcy paralegal experience.


Day to day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting Petitions, Schedules, SOFA, Proofs of Claim and other official bankruptcy forms.
  • Filing documents electronically within the Federal Courts, specifically with both the U.S. Bankruptcy and the U.S District Courts.
  • Research regarding bankruptcy dockets, recent filings, court decisions, and news about corporate insolvencies.
  • Calendaring of critical dates related to bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings and related litigation.
  • Preparation of hearing binders and related materials.
  • Drafting Notices of Hearing; Pro Hac Vice Applications, Fee Applications, Retention Applications and various forms of other bankruptcy related pleadings.
  • Researching precedent for forms of substantive and non-substantive pleadings.
  • Assisting with retention process.


Required Skills

  • General knowledge of Chapter 11 corporate reorganizations and liquidation proceedings.
  • Extensive knowledge of federal court systems, local rules and practices, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Expertise in CM/ECF and PACER filing system.
  • Ensure expertise in technology relevant to the position, including Best Case Bankruptcy; proactively use most current technology to further teamwork, client service, and efficiency.
  • Proficient in MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to assess information, anticipate issues and outcomes, and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests, assess priorities, and achieve solutions under deadlines.
  • Strong verbal, written, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and a strong client service orientation.


This position requires a Bachelors degree; candidates with an associates degree plus a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program will be considered. Overtime is an essential function of this job.


They pay a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefit package.

To hear more (confidentially of course), please email your resume along with salary expectations.

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Thank you,


Ivonne Garcia

Recruiting / Account Management


Posted On: Friday, July 5, 2019

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