Paralegal (Bankruptcy)

Morris James LLP
August 26, 2020
Wilmington, DE
Job Type


Paralegal (Bankruptcy)

Morris James LLP, a leading Delaware law firm, seeks an experienced bankruptcy paralegal to join its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice group in the Wilmington office located at 500 Delaware Ave. Applicant should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience & must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work under pressure & prioritize/handle a high volume of cases. Candidates for consideration will be expected to perform all paralegal responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients and attorneys and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork.

The hours for this position are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, with occasional overtime. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to the following:

  • E-filing and service of pleadings;
  • Draft routine notices, motions and petitions;
  • Prepare and organize trial and hearing binders;    
  • Accurately maintain calendar of critical dates to ensure all deadlines are met and work is processed in an effective & efficient manner;
  • Prepare fee applications;
  • Maintain and organize matter file in document management system (FileSite/iManage);
  • Manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality;
  • Communicate with creditors, co-counsel, and Bankruptcy Court Chambers as necessary.


  • Strong client-service-centered approach and positive attitude;  
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information; 
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and accurately complete them  to meet deadlines.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a bankruptcy paralegal;  
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft 2016 products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Paralegal Certificate is a plus;
  • Proficient in FileSite/iManage or similar document management system;
  • Must have knowledge of Bankruptcy Court and Federal Rules and Regulations;
  • Flexibility to work overtime on an as-needed basis to meet deadlines.

Morris James LLP is a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with a commitment to excellence receive the opportunity and support they need to be effective and grow as professionals.
If you enjoy working as a team member and possess initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be a great fit for this position.

Qualified applicants must submit resume and cover letter plus salary requirements & references to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]
or fax to 302-571-1750

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