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Robert Half International Paralegal in South Bend, Indiana


Robert Half Direct has an excellent full-time job opportunity for a paralegal to assist an attorney in preparing cases and filing claims. The paralegal may also assist in preparing cases for hearings and trials.


• Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems

• Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for attorney review and case preparation

• Write reports to help lawyers prepare for trials

• Draft correspondence and legal documents, such as settlement agreements and letters to clients

• Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court

• File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel

• Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions

• Preliminary investigation

• Obtain all documentation from a client concerning the account, including information about the debtor, invoices, promissory notes, payments and related correspondence

• Investigate public records for information and about debtor’s financial status, including real estate records and prior judgments

• Draft demand letter to debtor

• Monitor date for response to complaint and if appropriate, draft motion for default judgment

• Subject to legal rules/authority, appear for attorney at initial hearing, appear and answer and proceedings supplementary for plaintiff

• Prepare and file documents in local state and federal courts

• Draft journal entry, default or otherwise

• Obtain copy of certified judgment

• Update collection management system

• Draft wage and/or bank garnishment forms

• Draft Proceeding Supplementary, Appear and Answer and Final Orders

• Draft Notice of Lien on real property

• Negotiate payment arrangements for attorney/client approval

• Correspond with client informing of status of collection

• When debt is collected, draft satisfaction of judgment to release judgment and if necessary, motion to vacate garnishment order

• Files documents with various courts

Equipment Used:

• PC (Microsoft Windows and Office Products – including Word, Excel, etc.), Desktop

• Mail Metering Machine

• Collection Software

• Payment Processing


• Demonstrated strong customer service skills

• Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment

• Basic legal understanding

• Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new computer systems

• Action oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for tackling challenges; not fearful of acting with minimal supervision; willingness to learn.

• Approachability: Is easy to approach and to talk to; spends extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; build rapport and trust well; is a good listener.

• Client Focus: Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; readily deals with possible client issues and looks for ways to improve client relations; acts with the client’s needs in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with and gains their trust and respect.

• Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

• Listening: Practices attentive listening; has the patience to listen to people’s issues; can accurately restate the opinions of others even if there is a disagreement.

• Peer Relationships: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent their own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with little distraction; is a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.

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Salary: $31,000.00 - $36,000.00 / Yearly

Location: South Bend, IN

Date Posted: January 11, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 31000-9502814663

Staffing Area: Full-Time Accounting u0026 Finance