Bankruptcy Legal Administrative Assistant

Houston, TX 77010

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 131178 Pay Range: $75,000-88,000 / year

Job Description

Texas Firm with offices in Houston is seeking a Bankruptcy Legal Administrative Assistant
Provides high-level administrative support to debtor bankruptcy team in Houston. Maintains positive contact with attorneys and support staff and observes confidentiality of client, personnel and firm matters.
  • Utilizes MS Word (using styles for formatting), Adobe Acrobat Professional, pdfDocs and a familiarity with MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Time Entry.
  • Proficiency with document management systems, such as iManage.
  • Creates, scans and profiles documents and correspondence in appropriate document management system.
  • Coordinates and schedules travel, meetings, and appointments; assists with expense reimbursements.
  • Monitor status of cases, including acquisition of court dockets, keeping attorney apprised of recent developments.
  • Compile and organize all case documents to enable locating any document at a moment’s notice.
  • Obtain bankruptcy documents from local bankruptcy court in addition to courts in other districts.
  • Arrange for filing and service of pleadings.
  • Prepare service lists, updating same when applicable.
  • Docketing of deadlines associated with a file through the appropriate calendaring system.
  • Performs other administrative and secretarial duties as requested.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience, 3-5 years preferred, in order to gain an understanding of law office policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with Federal courts and bankruptcy filing procedures.
  • Proficiency in electronically filing documents in CM/ECF.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently and as a team member, prioritizing effectively, attention to detail, accuracy, problem solving, detailed proofreading, and editing are essential for success in this position.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents, court system and e-filing.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate in person, by e-mail and telephone, and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of attorneys and staff to provide information with courtesy and tact.
  • Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing.
  • Due to the time-sensitive nature of the work, regular full-time attendance, including being available to work unscheduled overtime hours, is an essential function of the position.
  • Other duties as assigned by the employer.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Meet The Recruiter

Isabel Swanson
Senior Legal Recruiter

I began my career as a litigation paralegal and attended law school for one year. I realized that was not the career path I wanted to take, so I started working as a legal recruiter and have been loving it for the last twenty years!

I love working at Burnett Specialists and truly enjoy the relationships I have formed with my candidates, clients, and co-workers.

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