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Top 50 Bankruptcy Paralegal Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Bankruptcy Paralegal. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Bankruptcy Paralegal resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.5% of Bankruptcy Paralegal resumes contained Bankruptcy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Bankruptcy Paralegal actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Bankruptcy Paralegal:

1. Bankruptcy

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Here's how Bankruptcy is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Worked closely with and mentored a highly talented and experienced Bankruptcy Attorney.
  • Prepare bankruptcy petitions and associated documents.
  • Assigned to file bankruptcy cases for the supervising attorney Assigned to take care of receptionist and other clerical duties in the office
  • Worked independently and extensively with ECF filing systems of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Interacted with client, debtor's attorney, trustee and debtor to resolve any issues relevant to the bankruptcy case.
  • Assist Bankruptcy Attorney with client mediation, with Debtor attorney and all other correspondence request by Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Monitor, answer and work with various clients on their debtor's bankruptcy accounts.
  • Prepare and file reaffirmations and proof of claims with the bankruptcy courts.
  • Managed all aspects of bankruptcy actions from open to closure of cases.
  • File set up for all Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Files.
  • Assist Bankruptcy Supervisor and/ or Manager with related tasks as needed.
  • Explain the process of filing bankruptcy and the needed requirements.
  • Meet with clients regarding Chapter 7 & 13 bankruptcy questions.
  • Assigned to assist Hispanic clients in understanding Bankruptcy and translating.
  • Reviewed petitions for compliance with Bankruptcy Code and Procedure.
  • Prepare Ch.7 petitions & Ch 13 bankruptcy plans.
  • Monitored large volume of bankruptcy cases.
  • Prepared Motions and objections with the bankruptcy court.
  • Supervised the Litigation and Bankruptcy team Recruited, interviewed and hired prospective paralegals Worked closely with Managing Attorney conducting reviews.
  • SILVER, Wethersfield, CT Prepared Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy petitions.

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2. Credit Reports

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Here's how Credit Reports is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Conducted initial interviews for prospective clients by obtaining background information for filing petitions, schedules and consumer credit reports.
  • Gather pertinent documents required for commencement of case including credit reports.
  • Performed client facing interviews, lien checks, retrieved credit reports, entered clients' financial information into S.O.F.A.
  • Ordered credit reports for the process of reviewing, organizing and transferring creditors' information to EZ Filing.
  • Use computer databases, credit reports, tax and legal filings to compile information for bankruptcy petitions.
  • Pulled client credit reports, set up files, prepared retainer, and provided document list.
  • Pulled credit reports and processed payments and deposits for firm.
  • Obtained credit reports for clients.
  • Pulled credit reports for accurate debtor information..
  • Interacted with clients during a highly stressful time Obtained credit reports, interviewed clients, provided ongoing communication with clients.
  • Run clientcredit reports, review income/expenses and review countyappraisals.

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3. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepare documents and case status memos for attorney review and appearance at court hearings, meetings and depositions.
  • Calendared court hearings and deadlines: updated attorney, client, local and opposing counsel.
  • Managed attorney calendar of upcoming events such as meditations, depositions and court hearings.
  • Worked with attorneys preparing and organizing trial notebooks and files for court hearings.
  • Assisted attorney in court hearings, gathering information and payments from clients.
  • Prepare files for court hearings and maintained database for the results.
  • Scheduled local counsel for court hearings by phone or email.
  • Prepared files for creditor meetings and bankruptcy court hearings.
  • Attended and assisted attorney at federal court hearings.
  • Maintain calendar, court hearings and appointment scheduling.
  • Obtain Per Diem Attorney coverage for court hearings.
  • Aided the local counsel prepare for court hearings.
  • Prepared assistant general counsel for court hearings.
  • Prepare notes every week for court hearings.
  • Prepare for and attend court hearings.
  • Attend bankruptcy court hearings when appropriate.
  • Reviewed Court calendars and prepared Attorney for all court hearings Calendared all hearings notices, motions.

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4. Debtors

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Here's how Debtors is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Provided general administrative and clerical support within law office representing debtors and panel trustees.
  • Communicate with debtors, creditors, trustees, court clerks and other parties of interest via phone and email.
  • Communicate with Debtors, Creditors, Attorneys, and Court via phone, email, fax, or mail.
  • Provide ongoing communications with clients and other parties including creditors, debtors, trustees, and court clerks.
  • Prepare Chapter 7 and 11 voluntary and involuntary petitions for commercial and consumer debtors using BestCase software.
  • Contacted judgment debtors to establish voluntary payment arrangements, broken arrangements and NSF checks.
  • Update Client system, monitored payments received from debtors, trustee offices and clients.
  • Communicate to Debtors, debtor's attorneys, and Trustees filing and payment information.
  • Engaged in extensive research to locate debtors and assess bankruptcy status.
  • Prepare filings for debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
  • Managed cases for debtors, creditors' committee members during bankruptcy.
  • Correspond with client, outside counsel, debtors/borrowers and senior management.
  • Answered phones constantly speaking with and setting appointments for debtors.
  • Head paralegal for debtors' counsel in Enron Corp. bankruptcy.
  • Conducted extensive research and negotiated with the debtors' attorney.
  • Negotiate settlements/consent orders with debtors attorneys and trustees.
  • Review Bankruptcy Petitions for Discrepancy issues with debtors an attorney filings Attend 341a Creditors Meeting with Trustee
  • Conducted all interviews to examine all paperwork with debtors prior to efiling.
  • Negotiated directly with debtors' attorneys to protect clients' interests.
  • Interviewed debtors for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Collected information in regard to their petition, ie.

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6. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Identify, communicate with, and monitor local counsel in litigated and non-litigated bankruptcy matters.
  • Prepare files for hearing and negotiate stipulation/consent orders with opposing counsel for hearing resolution.
  • Updated databases containing client and case information and retrieved documents for clients/co-counsel.
  • Prepared general correspondence to clients and opposing counsel.
  • Sourced and monitored outside counsel activities for litigation.
  • Drafted correspondence to creditors and opposing counsel.
  • Communicate with opposing counsel regarding discovery materials.
  • Negotiated settlements with opposing counsel.
  • Prepare written correspondence to clients, defendants and opposing counsel - Maintain status updates through client specific information websites.
  • Maintained and organize the Trial calendar, make travel arrangements for the attorneys and/or coordinate coverage counsel.
  • Worked closely with outside counsel, employees, and all levels of management.
  • Point of contact with courts, clients, co-counsel, vendors.
  • Received and drafted proof of claim referrals to local counsel.
  • Assisted attorneys with scheduling conferences with Court and other counsel.
  • Identify, communicate with, and monitor local counsel.
  • Calendar hearings and obtain special appearance counsel when required.
  • Prepared hearing files for outside and internal counsel.
  • Corresponded with Opposing Counsel's on Agreed and Stipulated Orders resolving Motions and Objections.
  • Coordinated appearances by both in-house and per diem counsel.
  • Gathered documents required for Loss Mitigations Opportunities and provided Status to the court, opposing counsel and the clients.

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7. Pacer

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Here's how Pacer is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Reviewed Bankruptcy Pacer for Mortgage Modification Mediation Motion and Mortgage Modification Mediation Orders filed by Opposing Counsel.
  • Prepare chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy documents, Motions, ECF filing, Pacer research and calendar court hearings.
  • Required to pull case docket, determine bar dates, confirmation dates, and objection deadlines via PACER.
  • Open new bankruptcy cases on the Electronic Case Filing System/PACER for Chapter 7, 11 and 13.
  • Use Pacer and the ECF to check the status of Foreclosure and Bankruptcy clients.
  • Respond to all Pacer emails for the firm for the entire state of Florida.
  • Retrieve and review PACER bankruptcy docket reports and proofs of claims.
  • Monitored ECF notices and reviewed U.S. Court Pacer and Trustee websites.
  • Implemented ECF management system that reduced PACER charges and increased efficiency.
  • Monitored PACER for filings related matters pertaining to assigned cases.
  • Review Chapter 13 plan and Chapter 7 petitions on pacer.
  • Utilized PACER/ECF system for filing and document retrieval.
  • Utilized PACER to check status of bankruptcy cases.
  • Review U.S. Court Pacer and Trustee websites.
  • Review litigation documents and pleadings on Pacer.
  • File cases electronically using ECF and PACER.
  • Researched case activities and documentation with PACER.
  • Monitor the progression of the bankruptcy Chapters 7, 11, and 13 through PACER.
  • Performed research on Pacer, trustee web sites, Northern District of Texas website, and US Case and Party Indexes.
  • research court cases using PACER .

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8. Foreclosure

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Here's how Foreclosure is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Managed and organized all aspects of foreclosure cases coordinating document flow and logistical preparation for complex cases.
  • Advise foreclosure department on validity of foreclosure sales.
  • Prepared various bankruptcy and foreclosure pleadings.
  • Managed all foreclosure sheriff's sales on behalf of our clients for the states of New York and New Jersey.
  • Reviewed transferred foreclosure matters for compliance with New York State law and for completeness of collateral documents.
  • Conduct computerized research to obtain & gather relevant data & materials for bankruptcy and foreclosure.
  • Support attorneys in residential real estate mortgage foreclosure and bankruptcy transactions in New York State.
  • Assist with the disposition of assets and operating companies through sale, foreclosure or liquidations.
  • Followed up on defaults for submission to court and sending Fair Foreclosure Act/Default Letters.
  • Related experience extends to state court foreclosure, collection and landlord tenant proceedings.
  • Generated, typed, and formatted foreclosure documents, motions and briefs.
  • Review files for accounts payable for foreclosure and bankruptcy.
  • Handle files coming from foreclosure into Bankruptcy.
  • Processed foreclosures for all client loan types - FHA, FNMA, VA, FHLMC, CONV, CHFA
  • Order and research real property tax records Review recorded lien filings to determine all parties named in the foreclosure proceeding.
  • Utilized Electronic Databases to set up and organize internal files for attorney usage and the foreclosure legal assistants.
  • Train new Paralegals on the Bankruptcy/Foreclosure process Use of Multiple different software programs.
  • Review foreclosure files for Presale & post sale for state compliance.
  • Negotiated foreclosure settlements and assisted with creditor issues Assisted clients and answered questions Scheduled attorneys' appointments
  • research property liens & foreclosures .

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9. Cm/Ecf

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Here's how Cm/Ecf is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Supported lead attorney on preparation of legal documents and the Case Management/ Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) filings.
  • Prepared and filed Bankruptcy documents using CM/ECF and PACER.
  • File legal documents using CM/ECF Filing System.
  • Obtained PACER password for attorney, studied modules to complete efile test with CM/ECF Support Center.
  • Utilized CM/ECF web-sites, assuring payments were timely made Issued documents for wire transfers.
  • Check status in CM/ECF PACER until Notice of Discharge is granted.
  • Created and organized case files Drafted petitions Filed cases and other documents via CM/ECF Maintained client confidentiality
  • Schedule Bankruptcy Mediations Train both litigation & bankruptcy team members Completion and billing of Litigation/Bankruptcy files Attorney case loan management CM/ECF Filing

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10. Affidavits

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Here's how Affidavits is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Reviewed payment records in order to prepare Southern District indebtedness worksheets and affidavits.
  • Request additional information from client, including but not limited to payments ledgers, affidavits, and client screens.
  • Prepared affidavits, discovery, and other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organized and maintained documents.
  • Prepared default letters, Affidavits of Default and Motions as well as payment histories to resolve any payment discrepancies.
  • Prepared Final Judgments, Motions, Orders, Notices, Balance Sheets, Affidavits, Proof of Claims.
  • Prepare and review advanced bankruptcy pleadings, responses, atypical motions, affidavits, etc.
  • Prepare and produced Exhibits, Service Lists, Affidavits and Judgment Motions manually and electronically.
  • Correspond with attorneys for approval to file drafted Motion for Reliefs and Affidavits.
  • Drafted Motions, Pleadings, Affidavits, and performed all relevant legal research.
  • Prepared petitions, schedules, amendments, motions, notices and affidavits.
  • Prepared and sent Affidavits of Service to be served upon defendants.
  • Prepared and filed various motions, orders, and affidavits.
  • Prepared non-complex pleadings, documents, correspondence, and affidavits.
  • Prepare Financial Affidavits and meet with clients regarding same.
  • Prepare motions, orders, affidavits and transmittal letters.
  • Prepare affidavits, motions, and briefs for legal counsel
  • Prepare Exhibits for Affidavits and Motions for Relief.
  • Prepare and file notices and affidavits of default.
  • Drafted and indexed affidavits; read depositions and requested military, union and social security records.
  • Pre-indexed exposure affidavits to signify which products and manufacturers clients were exposed to.

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11. Attorney Calendar

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Here's how Attorney Calendar is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Coordinated and maintained attorney calendar and court schedule.
  • Maintained attorney calendars regarding filing and service deadlines.
  • Maintained Attorney calendars both paper and electronic.
  • Maintained attorney calendars and monitored hearing deadlines.
  • Managed the attorney calendar and prepared correspondence.
  • Monitor attorney calendar for upcoming hearings.
  • Responded to discovery requests, form interrogatories prepared court related documents, client billing, client letters and coordinated attorney calendar.
  • Maintained attorney calendar, case files from case inception through discovery process and trial.
  • Maintain attorney calendars and coordinate hearings, contact with court clerks regarding the same.
  • Docket review Client correspondence Attorney calendar Manage 50 to 100 files monthly

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12. Reaffirmation Agreements

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Here's how Reaffirmation Agreements is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared court filings and amendments and submitted reaffirmation agreements when required.
  • Drafted and filed reaffirmation agreements.
  • Prepared over 450 reaffirmation agreements working directly with lenders and drafted filing motions and orders.
  • Help clients fill out reaffirmation agreements and mail out to creditors once completed.
  • Draft, prepare, and timely file proofs of claim and reaffirmation agreements.
  • Prepared Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petitions, Reaffirmation Agreements; Draft Family Law Documents
  • Negotiate consent orders and reaffirmation agreements with debtors and debtor counsel.
  • Prepare proofs of claims motions for value, and reaffirmation agreements.
  • Negotiated Reaffirmation Agreements for Clients increasing filings by 50%.
  • Prepare and file claims and prepare reaffirmation agreements when necessary.
  • Draft letters, notices, motions, and reaffirmation agreements.
  • Prepared Reaffirmation Agreements, Proof of Claims.
  • Drafted 522(f) lien avoidances, second mortgage lien strips, Means Test analysis, reaffirmation agreements.

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13. LPS

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Here's how LPS is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Create, monitor, report Bankruptcy daily, weekly, monthly reports via LPS.
  • Responded to client queries on case management via LPS systems.
  • Reviewed specific claims on LPS system for pending litigation cases.
  • Update LPS workstation when BK petition is received.
  • Write up intake sheets and helps clients with Q form.
  • Experienced on programs such as LPS, VenderScape, LenStar, Clairifier, FiServe, MSP and PACER.
  • Complete new case filing data from Law Base into the LPS client System for uploading and approval.
  • Update LPS, Clarifire, Budget and all other client resource websites with case updates.
  • Monitor cases via use of LPS (Newtrack), Lenstar and Countrywide websites.

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14. Client Files

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Here's how Client Files is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted retainer agreements and maintained physical and electronic client files.
  • Developed system for setting up, organizing client files, billing accounts and storage and retrieval of archived files.
  • Opened new client files and organized client's financial information while identifying the necessary items for filing bankruptcy.
  • Maintained master calendar, indexed client files, and summarized documents produced by opposing and third parties.
  • Maintain client files, Prepare and maintain legal documents, file pleadings with court clerk.
  • Photocopy all correspondence, documents and other printed materials to maintain client files.
  • Maintained client files, communicated with clients and other counsel.
  • Managed document intensive client files and conducted client interviews.
  • Handled all the client files from start to finish.
  • Maintained all client files and updates as necessary.
  • Updated firm server as to client files.
  • Managed client files and all court filings.
  • Organized pleadings, correspondence and client files.
  • Open new client files and new matters.
  • Worked independently and maintained client files.
  • Assembled and maintained client files.
  • Organize and maintain client files.
  • Opened and closed client files.
  • Processed Pre-missing information letters for new client files
  • Opened client files via Amicus.

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15. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared content specific real estate case file for attorney's reflecting forms documenting database information.
  • Served as the lead bankruptcy paralegal for a growing law office specializing in bankruptcy and real estate law.
  • Research and preparation of Bankruptcy documents in relation to Real Estate Property associated with Title Company.
  • Obtained real estate appraisals, Broker's Price Opinions and other methods of valuation.
  • Handled calendar for multiple Bankruptcy and Real Estate Litigation Attorneys.
  • Served as office real estate paralegal.
  • Provide direct litigation support for Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy, Real Estate andFinance practice groups.
  • analyze debtor financial & real estate records
  • Review mortgages, notes, AOM, allongies, escrow and ARM change notices, titles and other real estate documents.
  • Planned and executed complicated real estate transactions *Handled client relations/communications *Accounts Receivable/Payable *Legal document preparation and court docketing

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Here's how Federal Courts is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintained a high level of accuracy with the constantly changing rules of the county and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas.
  • Provide staff paralegal training on managing and litigating claims in various jurisdictions in both state and federal courts.
  • Draft and file pleadings in federal courts.

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17. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared and drafted pleadings, orders, and full data entry of Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.
  • Create physical files and electronic files in BMS and complete data entry of file.
  • Prepare cases for hearings, data entry functions, and coordinate administrative detail.
  • Integrate office software, utilizing Amicus Attorney, to minimize the duplication of computer files and data entry.
  • Possess basic understanding of fundamentals of Chapter 7, 11 & 13 Redacted sensitive information from claims Data entry

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18. Fee Applications

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Here's how Fee Applications is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Analyzed claims, prepared and reviewed interim/final fee applications and reviewed liquidation plans content.
  • Drafted and prepared quarterly fee applications/applications for compensation.
  • Contributed to bankruptcy court approval of Rule 9019 settlement/claims objection motions, interim/final fee applications and Chapter 13 liquidation plans.
  • Drafted and prepared and filed monthly operating reports, fee applications and other related proceeding documents.
  • Prepare and electronically file Fee Applications for the firm as Counsel to the Chapter 7 Trustee.
  • Reviewed and drafted monthly fee statements, interim and final fee applications.
  • Drafted pleadings, fee applications, schedules and statements of financial affairs.
  • Reviewed fee applications, contracts and billing summaries of the firm.
  • Prepare fee applications and proof of claims.
  • Assisted with preparation of fee applications.
  • Drafted fee applications for Attorney review.
  • Prepare and file TFR s, NFR s, TDR s, fee applications, motions, etc.
  • Docket fee applications, and orders, IFPs, filing fee installment applications.

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20. New Clients

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Here's how New Clients is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepare files for attorneys for hearings * Employee Deduction Orders and Confirmation prep * Intakes for new clients and credit counseling
  • Facilitate bankruptcy consultations with new clients to gather and review documents.
  • Initial telephone contact with new clients regarding the bankruptcy process.
  • Interviewed new clients and prepare their petitions.
  • Assisted with the on-boarding of new clients.

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21. Vendorscape

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Here's how Vendorscape is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Updated the following websites: LPS, DCS, FMC, Vendorscape, LenStar.
  • Use LPS, Vendorscape, Clairifire, NewTran to retrieve referrals and update client on our progress.
  • Updated and maintained Vendorscape and Lenstar (programs that coincide with the Bankruptcy Management System).
  • Maintain, coordinate and update client reporting websites (LPS, Vendorscape, Lenstar).
  • updated client websites, such as LPS Desktop and CMS Vendorscape, daily.
  • Uploaded filed documents on LPS Desktop (Webdirect), Vendorscape and LENSTAR.
  • Updated various client systems such as LPS Desktop, Vendorscape, Lenstar, and ADR Quandis for all Freddie Mac loans.
  • Review Chapter 13 Plans Data Entry on Various Websites maintained by clients (LPS, Lenstar, Vendorscape etc)
  • Update and communicate through various client websites including LPS, Quandis, Vendorscape, Bank of America and Lenstar.
  • Monitored Lenstar, Newtrak, and Vendorscape systems to insure time lines were met each day by deadline.
  • Performed client specific timeline tasks in various client systems, i.e., Vendorscape and Clarfire, etc.
  • Updated client specific tasks in various client systems, i.e.Vendorscape, Clarfire, etc.
  • Monitored Lenstar, New Trak, Litton Mortgage Servicing and Vendorscape.

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Here's how High Volume is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintained a High volume of eviction case management (post foreclosure) from the demand letter to the lock-out.
  • Maintained and updated high volume case files and communicated case status with all clients and debtor counsels.
  • Maintained a high volume of files, including frequent access of court dockets to review related pleadings.
  • Prepare and file a high volume of miscellaneous pleadings in the Kentucky and Ohio judicial systems.
  • Maintained a high volume caseload of over 150 active Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 files.
  • Managed a high volume of phone calls, efficiently coordinating appointment calendars and court proceedings.
  • Processed high volume of forms during time constraints with the court and Bankruptcy Trustees.
  • Worked both independently and with attorney supervision to manage a daily high volume caseload.
  • Maintained updates for high volume multiple clients using their appropriate client platforms.
  • Utilize internal and external computer databases to maintain high volume workload.
  • Worked with a High volume of clientele.
  • Prepared Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petitions, Employment Deduction Orders and various correspondence in a high volume bankruptcy practice.
  • Thrived as a bankruptcy paralegal for an high volume law office specializing in consumer bankruptcy law.
  • Managed multi-jurisdictional Chapter 13 client database in high volume bankruptcy and estate planning firm.

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Here's how Client Systems is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Communicated with several clients through client systems on Bankruptcy cases as well as Foreclosure and sale status.
  • Monitored reports generated by client systems to ensure that files are handled smoothly and timely.
  • Update client systems such as Needles, Bankruptcy Pro, Pacer and Trustee's Website.
  • Updated client systems to keep them apprised of Debtor's bankruptcy status.
  • Updated and accessed client systems, Real Trans and Real Remit.
  • Well managing 300+ case files and update client systems.
  • Monitor Hearing proceedings; update client systems with results.
  • Train new hires and maintain client systems daily.
  • Maintained all client systems and the company Database.
  • Updated Client systems.AccomplishmentsI was able to create a Unit that was specifically for Objections.
  • Correspond with clients thru LPS and Lenstar client systems as well as thru telephone and email.

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24. Adversary Proceedings

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Here's how Adversary Proceedings is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Assisted partners with adversary proceedings and litigation files.
  • Composed and revised adversary proceedings and court documents.
  • Prepare all forms of adversarial complaints, initiate adversary proceedings, and serve Summons and Complaint upon Defendant(s).
  • Organized client files for Attorney's appearance at Creditor 341 Meetings, Confirmation Hearings and Adversary proceedings.
  • Add new case participants in adversary proceedings as well as attorney information when necessary.
  • Prepare Chapters 7, 11 and 13 petitions, including adversary proceedings in BestCase.
  • Prepared responses to motions to compel, motions for sanctions, and various adversary proceedings filed against secured creditor.

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25. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Evaluated office and vendor systems and found cost-effective solutions to maximize efficiency while improving quality of work and customer service.
  • Maintain client relationships and excellent customer service.
  • Job titles: Collector, Customer Service Representative, Bankruptcy Subject Matter Expert, Customer Assistance Unit Representative.
  • Provide an excellent customer service and interact on a daily basis with client.
  • Provided customer service and liaison between clients and firm.
  • Maintained a high level of customer service.
  • Handled high call volumes with an elevated levels of difficulty while providing excellent customer service to clients.
  • General office tasks as attending phone calls, preparing letters and provide customer service to clients.
  • Prepared chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions for attorney review Provided client customer service

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28. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Mortgage loan modification assistance with daily follow-up telephone calls including emails through Microsoft Outlook to primary lenders and financial institutions.
  • Documented and routed firm's incoming mail, e-mail, faxes, and phone calls.
  • Handled a large volume of debtor's phone calls and scheduled appointments as necessary.
  • Organized files, answered phone calls and put them on the calendar.
  • Prepared letters and maintained contact with clients through telephone calls and emails.
  • Directed and administrated response to all post-filling mail and phone calls.
  • Handled telephone calls and client intakes for desired legal work.
  • Return all phone calls within 24 hours.
  • Handled all incoming emails and telephone calls.
  • Handled daily clerical work such as filing,phone calls, schedule appointments for senior attorney.
  • Respond to e-mails and phone calls in a timely manner.

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Here's how E-File is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepare and e-file Notice of Mortgage Payment Change, amended Proof of Claims and Responses to final cure payment.
  • Prepare and E-file motions, proof of claims, objections, orders and responses to various pleadings.
  • Prepare and e-file Motions for Relief from Stay for Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases.
  • Prepare and E-file with courts Proof of Claims on behalf of clients.
  • E-filed pleadings, drafted affidavits, assignments, and performed legal research.
  • Prepare and E-file motions, proof of claims, objections and orders.
  • Submitted over 20 Cases every month to court via E-file.
  • E-filed Bankruptcy Petitions and other pleadings with US Bankruptcy court.
  • Prepare and E-file with courts various Bankruptcy related motions.
  • Drafted and prepared Orders for attorney review and e-filed.
  • E-filed the same through Federal ECF website.
  • Drafted and e-filed various bankruptcy pleadings.
  • Updated timelines, e-filed pleadings, uploaded documents and typed meticulously detailed notes in CaseAware.
  • Drafted and e-filed pre-hearing statements, oppositions, declarations, financial schedules, tax, and income details.
  • Prepared, e-filed and docketed bankruptcy pleadings with court Case Management Records Management Contact with Trustee's Office and Bankruptcy Court

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Performed varying administrative duties in the service of one of the largest foreclosure law firms in the Western United States.
  • Key Accomplishments: Assisted Robert Half Legal in providing the best paralegal skills as needed by various law firms.
  • Serve as a liaison between attorneys, clients, creditors, and law firms.
  • Full service law firm specializing in foreclosure, creditor's rights and bankruptcy.
  • Worked on client bankruptcy filings for this law firm.
  • Ensured smooth operation of small law firm.
  • Frost Brown Todd is a full service law firm for businesses and individual clients.Responsibilities/Achievements: Drafted discovery requests and motions.

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31. Client Interviews

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Here's how Client Interviews is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Conduct client interviews to determine eligibility for filing bankruptcy.
  • Prepare financial analyses of income, conduct client interviews, and collect necessary data to prepare complete & accurate bankruptcy petitions.
  • Attend 341 (bankruptcy) meetings to conduct and complete client interviews.
  • Conducted initial client interviews for both personal and business bankruptcies.
  • Conduct client interviews Scheduled appropriate social security hearings for interviewing claimants.

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32. Loan Modifications

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Here's how Loan Modifications is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared bankruptcy petitions; submitted them to the courts using ECF filing; prepared loan modifications and mediation packages.
  • Saved homes in foreclosure by demonstrating expertise with the Making Home Affordable Program to obtain home loan modifications.
  • Request and receive documents and information from Debtor's counsel for loan modifications and conditional orders.
  • Processed loan modifications and debt resolution agreements as well as training and monitoring staff.
  • Drafted pleadings, responsive papers, and stipulations approving loan modifications.
  • Review Title curative reports and request for Loan Modifications.
  • Draft Motions for Loan Modifications.

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33. Local Rules

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Here's how Local Rules is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Conduct research and keep up with Florida's local rules for all districts.
  • Research Local Rules and Federal Bankruptcy Rules when needed.
  • Keep up to date with changing local rules, judge's memoranda, and current law.

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34. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Supported attorneys for trial preparation by reviewing case documents and compiling reports.
  • Managed discovery and trial preparation for adversary and appellate proceedings.
  • Supported over 40 attorneys with document drafting, editing, blue booking, production, and trial preparation.
  • Manage litigation, trial preparation, service, court filings and deadlines for heavy caseload.
  • Well trained in litigation protocol as well as trial preparation.
  • Assist with trial preparation, billing and scheduling.
  • Assisted in trial preparation, hearings and negotiations.
  • Assist with hearing and trial preparation.

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35. Client Contact

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Here's how Client Contact is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Recorded and kept track of client contact information, fees, court dates, and reaffirmation agreements.
  • Maintain heavy client contact and mail.
  • Maintained client contact to inform of case status and other pertinent details related to the case.
  • Perform extensive client contact in regards to the scheduling, interviewing and billing of clientele.
  • Scheduled and conducted client interviews Maintained client contact Prepare, review and maintain client files Background research and case law research

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36. Demand Letters

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Here's how Demand Letters is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Drafted voluminous correspondence by using mail-merge for demand letters, which were saved and used as Templates within the Bankruptcy department.
  • Prepared foreclosure packages, including demand letters, default letters, IRS letters, sale notices.
  • Drafted demand letters to employees for breach of contract and insurance companies for personal injury.
  • Drafted demand letters to insurance companies for negotiation and settlement of personal injury cases.
  • Prepare post petition demand letters on delinquent accounts.
  • Prepare and serve demand letters, file detainer warrants with state courts, and schedule set-outs.
  • Organized discovery materials with the use of Concordance; draft demand letters, and summons.Prior Experience

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37. Title Companies

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Here's how Title Companies is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Recorded original real estate documents recorded with title companies and County Recorder's Office.
  • Communicated with title companies, Recorder of Deeds and local attorneys.

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38. File Documents

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Here's how File Documents is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Enrolled in the Court's training class to learn how to electronically file documents in the Court's ECF system.
  • Correspond with clients and attorneys regarding the status of the case and file documents with the court.
  • Worked directly under supervising attorney to prepare and file documents, update files & monitor PACER docket.
  • Prepare and file documents for all United States bankruptcy districts of New York.
  • Receive and review incoming file documents for assessment of non-exempt case assets.
  • File documents electronically using the CM/ECF filing system.
  • File documents via CM/ECF and review documents via PACER

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39. Client Information

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Here's how Client Information is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Entered client information in bankruptcy software to produce documents that were filed with court.
  • Train incoming staff on office/client information systems, policies and procedures.
  • Update virtual files and databases with client information and scanned documents.
  • Review and revise client information for missing and incomplete data.
  • Managed client information and scheduling through Time Matters software.
  • Spearhead filing bankruptcy plans and supporting documents, preparing client information for filing utilizing bankruptcy case software.

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40. UCC

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Here's how UCC is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Attended mediation with successful settlement.
  • Handled successful debt negotiation settlements.
  • Supported attorneys in completion of administrative functions and understanding of trustee demands to guarantee successful bankruptcy discharges on behalf of clients.
  • Consulted with Chapter 13 clients to research and develop a feasible plan that would lead to successfully discharging the case.
  • Led Chapter 11 department that successfully restructured over $20M in residential real property.
  • Performed research of local Bankruptcy Rules, UCC Records and Tax Liens.
  • Draft Forbearance Agreements, Security Deeds, and UCC Financing Statements.
  • Research receivership estate's liabilities including UCC and county-level liens.
  • Coordinated appropriate UCC and real property searches, and appraisals.
  • Succeeded in providing independent multi-faceted support to firm with keen initiative and learning ability.
  • Created all the forms, pleadings and correspondence necessary to successfully run a bankruptcy law practice within the firm.
  • Conduct legal research via Westlaw and Lexis; conduct SEC and UCC searches via various Secretary of State Website.
  • Drafted UCCs, performed UCC searches and prepared UCC and Blue Sky filings.

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41. Client Websites

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Here's how Client Websites is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintained client and attorney relationships by effectively and professionally communicating via telephone, email or client websites.
  • Managed bankruptcy activities of client files through telephone, email, and client websites in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.
  • Worked extensively on variety of case management systems and client websites.
  • Monitor client websites, ECF notices, daily mail.
  • Updated client websites on a daily basis.
  • Prepare daily updates to client websites.
  • Update client websites and databases.

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42. MFR

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Here's how MFR is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Maintain calendar for MFR hearings and set up Local Counsel to attend hearings if necessary.
  • Managed the workload and interpersonal relations of four paralegals in the MFR department.
  • Review Agreed/Consent Order in the event MFR was not granted at hearing.
  • Calculated figures for MFR and POC referrals.
  • Request documents from outside servicers, use documents to prepare MFR's, and schedule outside counsel to attend hearings.

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43. Pleadings

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Here's how Pleadings is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Manage adversary actions including reviewing complaints, drafting responsive pleadings, and responding to discovery requests.
  • Prepare and electronically filed all pleadings.
  • File petitions, Chapter 13 plans and spreadsheets, prepare and file various legal pleadings relating to bankruptcy.
  • Researched Plan Reviews Chapter 13 pleadings processed Motion for Relief, Consent Orders and Orders Approving Loan Modifications.
  • Maintain litigation calendar, noting deadline dates for responsive pleadings/motions, court appearances, and other important deadlines.
  • Research for and drafting of motions and responsive pleadings as required for resolution of case issues.
  • Filed pleadings, motions and other papers with state and federal courts and uploaded proposed orders.
  • Drafted and revised pleadings, petitions, motions, answers, and correspondence.
  • Prepare and file electronic pleadings, petitions, schedules and other motions.
  • Perform docket research to obtain copies of pleadings filed with court.
  • Drafted and prepared all necessary bankruptcy pleadings, objections and motions.
  • Research and draft restructure documents, court pleadings and workout agreements.
  • Drafted and file pleadings with the District Court of Appeals.
  • Prepared and filed pleadings including proof of claims.
  • Draft and electronically file all bankruptcy pleadings.
  • Drafted pleadings to be filed with courts.
  • Drafted and Filed Motions, Pleadings.
  • Drafted and served discovery in addition to drafting additional litigations pleadings as required.
  • Reviewed bankruptcy petitions, prepared motions, pleadings and proofs of claim Filed documentation electronically, legal research, research trustee websites
  • Prepare and file detailed pleadings for Georgia and Tennessee, and delivered pleadings and irders to clients.

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44. Necessary Documents

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Here's how Necessary Documents is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Interviewed clients and compiled all necessary documents for Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 debtor filings.
  • Assembled and submitted necessary documents for this program to debtor's mortgage companies.

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45. Financial Statements

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46. Necessary Information

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Here's how Necessary Information is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Interview client to obtain necessary information, documents and credit report pertaining to client's assets, debts and income.
  • Obtained the necessary information about assets, debts, income and expenses to complete the bankruptcy petition and schedules.
  • Gathered necessary information from the client and attorney to ensure accuracy of the client's petition.

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47. Hearing Results

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Here's how Hearing Results is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Monitored and updated client data systems to ensure timely referral retrieval and hearing results.
  • Monitor hearing results and provide clients with results.
  • Draft Correspondence and hearing results.
  • Prepared 410A Payment Histories Reported hearing results to client and provided case updates on a regular basis.
  • Performed the calendaring and hearing results for all of the bankruptcy hearings.

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Here's how New Files is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Set new files up in TABS billing software; Time Matters and the firm's internal system, using MsWord.
  • Opened new files for Attorney review.
  • opened new files, provide filed documents to clients.

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49. POC

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Here's how POC is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Prepared Motion of Relief, POC, and other Motions based on the nature of the file.
  • Assign accounts to outside counsel to file POC, attend hearings when necessary.
  • Processed and Revised POC's per client requested.
  • Obtained all supporting documents to file with POC.
  • Processed Amended POC and Reaffirmation Agreement referrals.
  • Communicated with Clients to ensure timely filing of POC's Processed Plan Reviews and Queued for Attorneys.
  • Transcribed, drafted and filed legal documents, correspondence and proof of claims (POCs).
  • Processed Amended Plans and POC's Processed Transfers of Claims.

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50. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Bankruptcy Paralegal jobs:
  • Reviewed medical records and exposure history to prepare and submit claims to administrative defendants.
  • Prepared appropriate disability documents for claimants and maintained medical records.
  • File claims with various trusts * Review depositions * Review client files * Review medical records
  • Requested and analyzed medical records for verification of clients' claim level.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Bankruptcy Paralegal

Bankruptcy

23.7%

Credit Reports

10.7%

Court Hearings

10.2%

Debtors

9.5%

Legal Documents

7.4%

Counsel

5.6%

Pacer

5.3%

Foreclosure

4.4%

Cm/Ecf

4.2%

Affidavits

3.2%

Attorney Calendar

2.1%

Reaffirmation Agreements

2.1%

LPS

1.7%

Client Files

1.6%

Real Estate

1.5%

Federal Courts

1.5%

Data Entry

1.4%

Fee Applications

1.3%

Lenstar

1.3%

New Clients

1.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Bankruptcy Paralegal

Rank Skill
1 Bankruptcy 19.5%
2 Credit Reports 8.8%
3 Court Hearings 8.4%
4 Debtors 7.8%
5 Legal Documents 6.1%
6 Counsel 4.6%
7 Pacer 4.3%
8 Foreclosure 3.6%
9 Cm/Ecf 3.4%
10 Affidavits 2.7%
11 Attorney Calendar 1.8%
12 Reaffirmation Agreements 1.7%
13 LPS 1.4%
14 Client Files 1.3%
15 Real Estate 1.3%
16 Federal Courts 1.3%
17 Data Entry 1.1%
18 Fee Applications 1.1%
19 Lenstar 1.1%
20 New Clients 1.0%
21 Vendorscape 1.0%
22 High Volume 1.0%
23 Client Systems 1.0%
24 Adversary Proceedings 0.9%
25 Customer Service 0.9%
26 Consent Orders 0.8%
27 Loan Portfolio 0.8%
28 Phone Calls 0.8%
29 E-File 0.7%
30 Law Firm 0.7%
31 Client Interviews 0.6%
32 Loan Modifications 0.6%
33 Local Rules 0.6%
34 Trial Preparation 0.5%
35 Client Contact 0.5%
36 Demand Letters 0.5%
37 Title Companies 0.5%
38 File Documents 0.5%
39 Client Information 0.5%
40 UCC 0.4%
41 Client Websites 0.4%
42 MFR 0.4%
43 Pleadings 0.4%
44 Necessary Documents 0.4%
45 Financial Statements 0.4%
46 Necessary Information 0.4%
47 Hearing Results 0.4%
48 New Files 0.4%
49 POC 0.3%
50 Medical Records 0.3%
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