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Staff Attorney

Company: Office of the Chapter 13 Trustees
Location: Macon
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Job Description:

- - - - - -Camille Hope -Standing Chapter 13 Trustee 201 Second Street, Ste 1000 Macon, GA 31201 Phone 478-742-8706 Ext.105 - - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE OFFICE OF THE CHAPTER 13 TRUSTEE Start Date: March 15 Applications process: Now until filled Send resume to the above address or email - Salary Depends on Experience - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Office of Camille Hope, Chapter 13 Trustee for the Macon and Athens Divisions of the Middle District of Georgia, has an opening for a Staff Attorney. As a member of the Trustee's legal team, the Staff Attorney works under the direction of, and reports directly to, the Chapter 13 Trustee. - - PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: - Assists in the preparation of case files for 341 meetings and court hearings. This includes reviewing and analyzing legal documents filed in the case, and preparing hearing notes. - Conducts 341 meetings of creditors in Macon and Athens, Georgia on behalf of the Trustee - Reviews pleadings and drafts responsive pleadings or makes recommendations with respect to information obtained at 341 hearings and confirmation hearings, such as objections to confirmations, objections to exemptions, motions to dismiss and adversary proceedings - Reviews and analyzes post-confirmation matters affecting the outcome of the case or property of the estate and makes recommendations to the Trustee regarding resolution. This includes drafting motions and responsive pleadings - Represents the Trustee in court hearings related to confirmation or any other matters regarding property disputes, funding, claims or other miscellaneous issues. -Hearings will be in both Macon and Athens, Georgia. - Must possess and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with stakeholders, such as attorneys for debtors or creditors, Pro se debtors and court staff as to the status of pending matters and upcoming court hearings - Acts as an advisor to the Trustee in setting policies regarding management of chapter 13 cases as it pertains to outcomes affecting creditors and parties in interest - Performs legal research using electronic databases, or the law library as requested by the Trustee. - Assists the Trustee with other case related work, as needed. - Job requires overnight travel to court hearing in Athens, GA. - - JOB QUALIFICATIONS: - Must have a Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law, be licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and admitted to practice before the Federal Bar for the District Court. Prior bankruptcy experience will be given preference. - Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the use of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and bankruptcy case filing software. -Must have ability to learn new software applications quickly in order to utilize Trustee accounting software and CM/ECF. - Excellent knowledge of legal terminology, concentrating in bankruptcy, as well as the ability to interpret and apply legal principals and concepts to a particular set of facts and/or circumstances and identify factual or legal issues; must be able to analyze and understand legal documents. - Knowledge of principals, concepts and methods of legal research - Demonstrated skill in attending to detail, particularly in reviewing numeric entries, and comparing legal documents is essential. - Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the Trustee, attorneys, and office staff regarding case matters. - Ability to set priorities, exercise sound judgment, discretion and confidentiality in completing daily work - Forward a resume, salary history and references via email to ** Benefits include medical, life, short term disability insurance, SEP retirement plan** - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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