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Legal Assistant Job Description

Job Category Legal & Compliance Job Location Catonsville, Maryland
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If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

Announcing MCM, an Encore Capital Group Company. Many of you have always known us as Encore Capital Group and as we continue to expand our scope as an organization, Encore Capital Group will be the parent company managing all global subsidiaries.  MCM will focus on our US business with operations in India, Costa Rica, and 35 US Sites. Here at MCM we are powered by a shared belief that exceptional people achieve more together. We are natural, instinctive and inclusive innovators. We achieve the best outcomes through a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit and a passion for attaining breakthrough results. Every moment is an opportunity to make a difference: to a consumer, to a colleague, to the wider company. We think ’what’s in it for all?’, never ‘what’s in it for me?’. We aim for the exceptional and aspire to achieve more in every moment. We know that by creating great moments for others, we provide better career opportunities and better lives for ourselves.  

The Role:

The Legal Assistant provides support and assistance to the Internal Legal Collections group with various administrative and reporting tasks while maintaining a strong attention to detail. This position requires adherence to complex process requirements and directions. The Legal Assistant will be responsible for using their knowledge and skills to assist by properly forwarding documents to staff counsel for review.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Noting accounts
  • E-filing documents with the court
  • Preparing Legal documents
  • Managing e-mail inboxes
  • Assisting with calendar management
  • Miscellaneous other clerical duties

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years in a high volume administrative or legal specialist position
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite programs, particularly Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to quickly learn new systems and adapt to process changes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed oriented, organized, volume practice and takes initiative is a plus
  • The ability to work with people across all levels and areas of expertise
  • Knowledge of state or federal e-filing systems is a plus
  • Experience in a creditor’s law firm and knowledge of legal pleadings is a plus
  • A Positive attitude and professional team player spirit

Education: 

Required: High School Diploma, some college preferred

Language:
Required: English

Experience:
Required: 1 - 2 years customer service or clerical experience. Experience with MS Office. Good communication skills, Data Entry.
Preferred: 2+ years work experience in financial services related field. System querying skills. Proficiency with MS Office (particularly Excel).

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at Talent@mcmcg.com.

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