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Legal Assistant Job Description

Job Category Legal & Compliance Job Location Richmond, Virginia

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!

The Legal Assistant is responsible for supporting Legal and Operations teams during daily operations.This position will report to the State Managing Attorney and will collaborate with a team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants locally, domestically and internationally, in pursuit of a highly efficient legal and operational business practice.Legal assistant duties include, but are not limited to, scanning, printing and sorting documents, processing inbound and outbound mail, manual and electronic filing of legal documents, telephone interaction with court staff, liaising with in-house attorneys to facilitate the review and execution of documents.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Scan, print, and sort documents with a high degree of accuracy and organization.

Process inbound and outbound mail including USPS, FedEx, and UPS.

File manual and electronic legal documents with courts.

Telephone interaction with Court staff - set hearings, respond to specific requests, give case updates as needed

Working on Legal Software and completing task-based work

Perform other duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE:  Administrative support

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage the printing, scanning, and sorting of documents
  • Ability to handle/process a large workload and volume
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment (e.g., printers, scanners, fax machines)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  Associate's                 FIELD OF STUDY:  Administrative, Legal, or similar field

EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years Administrative, Legal, and/or previous office experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

  • Knowledge of legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures necessary to understand court filing requirements
  • Knowledge of basic mailroom concepts, including processing of inbound and outbound mail
  • Ability to handle the manual paper and electronic filing of documents with courts 
  • Ability to track and comply with deadlines
  • Ability to maintain, organize, and compile information and documents from various sources in a functional order

What We Offer

We understand the important balance between work and life, fun and professionalism, and corporation verse community. We strive to support your career aspirations and provide the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life.

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.

All these things are just a small way to show our employees that we recognize their value, we understand what is important to them, and we reward their contributions.

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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