The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Civil Litigation Division/Bankruptcy and Collections Enforcement Section is seeking a Senior Legal Assistant to support bankruptcy attorneys directly and primarily handle open/close files, draft pleadings, draft correspondence in bankruptcy related matters and litigation.
This position will prepare claims, motions, responses, objections and other documents, as appropriate and required on a case by case basis. The position will primarily support Chapter 13 cases and will also assist attorneys by docketing and coordinating compliance with internal and external litigation deadlines.
Duties include: Manage assigned bankruptcy cases under supervision of an attorney. Monitor court activity and case development. Communicate with internal and external contacts, including client agencies, trustees, debtors, and attorneys, regarding case related and non-case related matters, litigation, referrals, and collection of factual information to resolve claims.
Concepts, terminology, principles and procedures of bankruptcy law; methods and techniques of legal research; use of statutes, codes and other legal resources; methods, techniques, and principles for legal writing.
Proper use and application of information from legal sources; ability to elicit information in a legal investigation; write complex legal documents; establish and maintain relationships with representatives of the courts and government entities.
Work well in a challenging and fast-paced environment, respond well to changing priorities and regularly demonstrate a professional, positive and supportive attitude.
Three years full-time employment as a paralegal; or three years full-time employment with the State of Arizona as a Legal Secretary II; or any equivalent paralegal education and/or experience. Bankruptcy Experience
• Travel may be required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.
The Attorney General's Office offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.
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