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Legal Studies Experience On Your Resume

Some job postings listed through the Legal Studies program office encourage five or more years of experience in the legal field as a requisite for applying for the job opening. Do not let this prevent you from applying for the job. If you have any experience to share, including experience as a legal secretary or even as an intern, be sure to list your experience on your resume and apply for the job: Use your education and practical experience with the Legal Studies Office as a focus on your resume.

If you would like to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting it for a job position, please contact the Legal Studies office, 477-2205, or the Office of Career Development, 477-2163.

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS January 1-31, 2018 ***
(updated: January 11, 2018)

Bankruptcy Paralegal

Bayard, P.A. seeks a bankruptcy paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience in handling Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. The paralegal will complete assignments that require knowledge of legal concepts and procedures, organizational and time management skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with legal professionals, employees and clients.


  • E-filing and service of pleadings in bankruptcy and adversary cases
  • Maintain all case-related materials according to office filing standards
  • Draft routine notices, motions and petitions/li>
  • Prepare trial and hearing notebooks/li>
  • Accurately maintain calendar of critical dates/li>
  • Prepare fee applications/li>
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet and legal software applications to enter data, process information, prepare billing statements, keep timesheets, perform conflict searches, and open new client files with accurate billing rates
  • Keep abreast of current and relevant updates in bankruptcy law
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of Bankruptcy Court and Federal Rules and Regulations
  • Minimum of 3 years of bankruptcy paralegal experience
  • Experience with both creditor and debtor representations
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • Electronic filing experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills

Bayard, P.A. offers an extremely competitive salary and benefit package, including medical/dental insurance, group life insurance, 401(K), and parking subsidies.

Please contact:
Alison Keys
Office Manager
Bayard, P.A.
[email protected]

*** CURRENT JOB POSTINGS August 1-31, 2017 ***
(updated: August 29, 2017)

Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation Paralegal

Morris James LLP, a Delaware law firm with 72 attorneys, seeks an experienced personal injury/workers’ compensation paralegal to join its plaintiff’s practice at either its Dover office located at 850 New Burton Rd, Suite 101 or the 803 N. Broom Street office location in Wilmington. Applicant should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience & must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can work under pressure & prioritize/handle a high volume of cases. Bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.


*Assist attorneys with all aspects of personal injury & workers’ compensation matters from the initial client contact to settlement of case.
*Meet with clients and manage all client files with discretion and confidentiality.
*Respond to client phone calls and emails.
*Prepare and draft appropriate legal documents with attorney oversight.
*Coordinate available benefits/payments of medical bills and related expenses.
*Prepare client distributions, verifying parties receive appropriate compensation.
*Adhere to all time critical case milestones and due dates.
*Assist with preparation of correspondence to clients, opposing counsel, insurance companies, expert witnesses, and the Court.
*Establish and maintain strong rapport with various doctors’ offices.
*Organize documentation for court hearings, arbitrations, and trials.

*Strong customer-service-oriented approach and positive attitude.
*Ability to use discretion and maintain confidential information.
*Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement to work independently as appropriate and as a member of a team.
*Strong analytic, math, and problem-solving skills.
*Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse group of clients & professionals in person, by email, and telephone to provide information with tact and diplomacy.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Detail oriented.
*Ability to interpret and present data produced by research.
*Ability to organize and prioritize numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and complete them to meet deadlines.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
*Bilingual skill (English/Spanish) is a plus.

*Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a personal injury/workers’ compensation paralegal.
*Must be computer literate with strong working knowledge of MS Word 2016, Excel 2016, and Outlook 2016 & possess strong typing skills.
*May be required to retrieve and distribute files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 15 pounds.

Qualified applicants must submit cover letter, resume, plus salary requirements & references to [email protected] or fax to 302-571-1750.

Carol A Folt
Human Resources Manager
[email protected]om 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
T 302-888-6823 F 302-888-6942

Paralegal / Legal Assistant – Wilmington, DE

Plaintiff Personal Injury office currently seeking a paralegal or legal assistant, detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Applicant must be experienced in Microsoft word, Outlook, and E-Filing. Responsible for clerical duties, ECF filing, calendaring, litigation/discovery pleadings, opening files, requesting records, etc. Downtown location.

Please email resume and salary requirements to [email protected].

McCann & Wall
300 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19801

Widener Law Center’s Legal Education Institute makes no attempt to check the validity and accuracy of job listings. The job opportunities shown on this website are compiled based on a variety of resources. Given that situations change rapidly in the marketplace, we do not and cannot guarantee that openings listed through this site will still exist, as posted, at the time of inquiry.

Widener Law Center’s Legal Education Institute makes no representation or guarantee about positions listed and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or other aspects of employment. It is each individual’s responsibility to thoroughly research the integrity of each organization to which he or she is applying. As with any job posting/public forum, the applicant should take all care and caution and exercise due diligence when applying for or accepting any position.