EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PARALEGAL

The Standing Chapter 13 Trustee administers Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the Trenton Vicinage of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. We provide a casual, team-oriented environment, and require team players with a strong work ethic.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including a matching 401(k) plan, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, health reimbursement account, and paid time off.

Bankruptcy Paralegal experience is required.

Salary fixed per United States Trustee guidelines.

Resume submission MUST be sent to resume @ russotrustee.com and MUST include salary requirements.

POSITION SUMMARY

To provide legal support and assist Staff Attorneys and Trustee by preparing cases for 341(a) and confirmation hearings, and monitoring them throughout the process. Perform assorted case management functions for the Trusteeship. The nature of this position requires keen analytical skills, critical thinking, and discretion; as well as inside contact with all levels of Trusteeship staff, and outside contact with debtors, debtors attorneys, creditors, and other parties-in-interest.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews petitions, plans, schedules, and related materials in preparation for hearings, and consults with Staff Attorney regarding questions and proposes solutions. Updates automated accounting system fields and worksheets accordingly.

Drafts pleadings, motions, and standard correspondence to debtors attorneys regarding plan feasibility, obstacles to confirmation, dismissal, conversion, and other related matters.

Attends court hearings as required, providing on-site legal support and assistance, and maintaining notes regarding case or hearing status.

Maintains accurate records of court proceedings and furnishes results to claims department and other necessary parties. Maintains court confirmations and motions adjournment calendar.

Acts as liaison with debtors attorneys and their paralegal staff.

Assists in the performance of special projects or modified assignments at the request of management.

NEW PROCEDURE REGARDING ORDERS TO BE SUBMITTED

Effective immediately: 

All proposed orders that are emailed directly to the Judge’s Chambers to resolve matters heard in court MUST be copied to orders @ russotrustee.com.

REMINDER REGARDING CONFIRMATION / MOTION ADJOURNMENTS

FOR CONFIRMATION HEARINGS AND MOTIONS:
Once an Adjournment Request is received and reviewed, a Determination of Adjournment Request will be docketed on CM/ECF.  This docket entry will indicate whether or not the hearing was adjourned.  If the request was granted, the new date and time will be docketed.  This may be different from the date requested on the Adjournment Request form.   If the request was denied, the reason for denial will be docketed.

IF A DETERMINATION OF ADJOURNMENT REQUEST IS NOT DOCKETED, YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE HEARING.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ADJOURNMENT POLICY AND INSTRUCTIONS

NOTICE TO THE BAR REGARDING 341 ADJOURNMENTS

Effective August 1, 2017 the Trustee’s office will no longer email notices to requesting attorneys when 341 adjournment requests are denied.

When a 341 adjournment request is received, the case will be reviewed to determine if an adjournment can be approved.

As is currently the practice, approved requests will be docketed on PACER with the new date and time, and will also appear on the Trustee’s Calendar Disposition List as Continued. 

DENIED REQUESTS WILL NO LONGER BE RETURNED BY EMAIL TO THE REQUESTING ATTORNEY.  If a notice is not received from PACER with the new date and time of the meeting, you must check the Trustee’s Calendar Disposition List to determine the status of your request.  If it has been denied, it will appear in the NOTES section, indicating the reason for denial.

Contact Bud at brockhill@russotrustee.com with questions.

NOTICE TO THE BAR REGARDING 341 MEETINGS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN HELD

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017:

Cases on the Confirmation calendar where a 341 Meeting has not been held will be recommended for dismissal unless a new 341 Meeting date has been scheduled.