Paralegal - Temp
Bethpage Federal Credit Union - Hempstead, NY

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Effective handling of all aspects of legal processing, including: bankruptcies, repossessions, attorney referrals, authorizations for suit/disbursement billing/affidavits of merit/proof of claims/reaffirmation agreements/preparation for notice of appearance, liaise with collection firms, deceased account handling, resolution of complex problem files, answer collector questions and resolve legal issues.

Interact with attorneys and debtors in handling all aspects of bankruptcy matters, taking appropriate measures to ensure that bankruptcy laws are complied with and that the interests of the credit union are protected. Compile and log bankruptcy data and determine monthly bankruptcy losses.


Make determinations regarding: placing/removing administrative freezes, placing/removing legal holds/Visa line blocks, offset requests and reversals, prevent further activity or transactions based on bankruptcy/deceased status, etc., recommend extensions/rewrites/line negates, recommend charge-offs, vehicle repossessions and perform high security level system maintenance. Appear on behalf of credit union in bankruptcy and civil litigated matters. Retain counsel or out of state agents as required. Handle overflow of collector responsibilities as needed.

Sound judgment, analytical abilities, strong follow-up, multi-tasking, communication (active listening, writing, speaking) and negotiating, organizational, information gathering, critical thinking abilities, legal/collection knowledge and advanced P.C. skills. Ability to understand and process legal instruction from outside counsel.

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