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COLLECTION ASSISTANT in Tampa, FL at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 1/22/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Type:
    Legal Admin
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/22/2018
  • Job ID:
    331287

Job Description


SUMMARY
The Collection Hearing Assistant I will perform clerical and administrative duties in support of a high volume collections practice of law firm.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
SCHEDULING

  • Review workflow reports to determine type of hearing needed and priority level
  • Obtain hearing dates from the Court and communicate with the parties to coordinate a date
  • Update master department calendar and attorney calendars with hearing information
  • Obtain Local Counsel/ Hire-Out attorneys to attend out of area hearings


DOCUMENT PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

  • Prepare basic pleadings such as Notices of Hearing and file with the court
  • Prepare and send hearing packages to Local Counsel/ Hire-Out attorneys via Fed Ex or email in advance of hearing
  • Process incoming mail received electronically and/or by hard copy and x-code for proper queue and follow-up


FILE MANAGEMENT

  • Enter notes in database of all record activities
  • Complete tasks assigned via various queues within timelines set by the attorney and supervisor
  • Prioritizes work appropriately based on needs of attorney and case deadlines


COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate with judicial assistants, opposing counsel, attorneys, and litigants by e-mail, telephone, or correspondence
  • Communicate with supervisor and supervising attorney regarding case files and workload


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred but not required
  • Minimum of one year of legal experience