Case Analyst/Paralegal

Marilyn O Marshall, Chapter 13 Trustee
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
$49,000 - $62,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $49,000 - $62,000 a year

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  • Full-time


224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604

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The Case Analyst has primary responsibility for case management during the confirmation process, including preparation for and conducting of §341 meetings, court call preparation and docketing, and post-confirmation review.


Candidates must have the following skills to qualify for this position: Possession of comprehensive knowledge and understanding of complicated subjects, such as accounting or the like; ability to use higher level mathematics, statistics, and computer science; ability to solve non-routine, complex problems; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; communicates effectively on both an oral and written basis; enjoys daily contact with office staff and customers; good customer service skills. Ability to process a high volume of accurate, detailed and quality work product; and ability to work under stress.

Education requirements

Bachelor’s Degree and/or a Paralegal Certificate. Certificate cannot be substituted for a degree.


Case Analysts are members of the confirmation process team and operate with minimal supervision in most job responsibilities. The Managing Attorney provides coaching and feedback.


This position is in wage class 8 and receives compensation within the salary range established for this grade. Compensation is adjusted subject to the guidelines of the performance appraisal system.

Cumulative responsibilities

Employees may be asked to perform any paralegal, client services or case administrator responsibility as dictated by office needs.


Case Analysts meet with the Managing Attorney regularly to determine levels of proficiency in assigned tasks and additional training or guidance needed to perform their job responsibilities.


Training is provided in partnership with our employees to help them develop the knowledge and skills required to progress to higher job levels. We encourage appropriate training in a supportive, cooperative learning environment.

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Essential Functions Overview

The essential functions of the Case Analyst include but are not limited to the following responsibilities:

Plan amendments

Plan amendment responsibilities:

· enters plan information from amendments;

· processes amendments; and

· forwards documents to other staff as necessary.

Claim entry

Claim entry responsibilities:

· processes unsecured, secured, priority, amended, supplemental claims and claims with mortgage issues when needed or expressly by court order;

· enters data in our computer system so that the fields contain the correct information from the proofs of claim;

· adds creditor addresses as required without duplication in our database; and

· verify the data entered on our computer system.


Set weekly court motions:

· creates reports to select cases for possible court motions only where confirmation has been denied;

· creates motions; and

· enters a docket in the case.

Plan analysis

Plan analysis responsibilities:

· enters plan information in our database to ensure correct disbursement;

· processes cases.

Draft orders to follow

Draft order to follow responsibilities:

· enters orders on our computer system as they are received; and

· works with other staff, Bankruptcy court clerks, and attorneys to ensure that we receive the orders within the time frame specified by the judge.

§341 meetings

§341 meeting responsibilities:

· conducts §341 meetings;

· utilizes the quick meeting procedure when possible;

· determines if plans meet standards for confirmation;

· prepares required plan amendments;

· makes concise meeting notes; and

· ensures that plans can be administered.


Docket responsibilities:

· accurately enters in the computer system the results of all matters presented in court within two business days of each court call;

· updates debt records as required to effectuate court orders within two days of receipt of the order;

· makes docket entries reflecting telephone inquiries, correspondence received, and other information that may be useful or necessary in the case;

· makes entries in the disbursement exceptions database for cases that need special attention or must be placed on hold; and

· uses the case status modification database to request necessary changes to case status.

Document management

Manage documents received through the mail and at court:

· processes documents;

· makes docket entries on our computer system to record the receipt of schedules, plans, motions, amendments and orders;

· processes draft to follow orders;

· forwards documents to other staff members as necessary; and

· files documents in their case file.

Case analysis

Case analysis responsibilities:

· audits confirmed cases before the first disbursement date; and

· makes required adjustments so that funds are disbursed properly.

Court call

Court call responsibilities:

· communicates with judges, Bankruptcy Court clerks, debtor and creditor attorneys;

· becomes familiar with court call requirements of judges assigned to our trusteeship;

· prepares materials for our staff attorneys as needed;

· prepares and sends confirmation packets and trustee motions to judges; and

· prepares call listings for court dates.

Other Responsibilities Phone services

Phone service responsibilities:

· provides courteous, knowledgeable and efficient telephone service to each customer during every call;

· logs on to the ACD phone system at a prescribed time;

· answers all calls within your assigned shift;

· follows up on telephone inquiries; and

· generates, mails or faxes case information as needed.

Forms management

Forms management responsibilities:

· identifies forms or documents which need modification; and

· notifies Managing Attorney of forms that need to be added or modified.

Non-departmental duties

Non-departmental responsibilities:

· serves as backup to the other Case Administrators and Paralegals and client services representative; and

· performs any other clerical or administrative work task assigned by the Trustee, or Managing Attorney.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $49,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year


  • Bankruptcy: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Chicago, IL 60604: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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