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Collector

Syracuse, NY, USA Req #87
Friday, May 3, 2019
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 200 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Melville, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.

Description: With limited supervision, collects money judgments through utilization of judgment enforcement mechanisms available to judgment creditors as outlined in Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) and in full compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Act. Prior experience in general litigation or specifically in legal post-judgment collections is preferred.


Responsibilities:

  • Conducts searches for debtors and their assets

  • Determines when files are not collectable or require further action from attorney

  • Maintains accurate file records and consistently performs file review process

  • Ordering various reports relative to collections proceedings

  • Prepare and send demand letters

  • Skiptrace to obtain addresses on new files as needed

  • Prepares summons and complaints, and sends them out for service to the appropriate process server

  • Completes service with payments to process servers, as well as preparing Affidavits of Mailing

  • Sets default dates for all files that have had service completed

  • Prepares and sends Affidavits of Facts to clients for their signature

  • Prepares Default Judgments for Supreme and City Courts

  • Prepares Orders and Affirmations for City Court judge’s signature for approval of attorney’s fees

Requirements:

  • 2+ years office experience; collections background in a legal environment preferred.

  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Proofreading skills and attention to detail is required

  • Proficiency in MS Office required

  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload

  • Demonstrates consistent logic, rationality, and objectivity in decision making

  • Effective verbal and written communication, including clear and professional phone skills

  • Must be proactive and diligent

  • Must have a professional, cooperative, positive and flexible attitude

The firm’s policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, placement, assignment of duties, training, promotion, compensation & benefits and termination. It is the policy of Harris Beach PLLC that all applicants and employees enjoy a positive, respectful and productive work environment, free from behavior, actions or language constituting unlawful harassment. Accordingly, harassment or discrimination of any kind based on an individual’s race or color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, military status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, creed, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited. Harris Beach complies with the provisions of the Human Rights Law, all other State and Federal statutory and constitutional non-discrimination provisions including non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Syracuse, NY, USA