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Legal Assistant

Williamsville, NY 14221

Posted: 04/22/2024 Job Types: Temporary Industry: Legal Assistant Job Number: 100969 Pay Rate: $18-$20/hr

Job Description


Selective Staffing Solutions has teamed up with a law firm that is comprised of attorneys and support staff that have extensive experience in foreclosure, mortgage servicing, and home retention/loss mitigation. Known as one of the best places to work in WNY, they are looking to add a Legal Assistant to their growing team!
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
  • Clear title defects (via title claim determinations or manual clearance)
  • Advise client of all title issues within 72 hours of receipt
  • Communicate issues to clients and title company representatives
  • Follow up with title underwriters for resolution of claim via indemnification, satisfaction or other acceptable resolution.
  • Contact lien holders to obtain Satisfactions/Releases/Terminations of prior liens on record.
  • Prepare and record Satisfactions/Releases/Terminations where necessary.
  • Obtain and record Certified Court Orders
  • Obtain clear title for Mobile Homes –DMV/IBTS Search (to obtain all identifying information) and secure DMV lien releases where necessary.
  • Back-up/overflow contact for: 255 affidavits, Assignments & Taxes
  • Check client systems daily to meet timelines;respond to client messages within 24 hours and update due/overdue title tasks with status.
  • Return telephone calls and emails within 24-hour timeframe or as dictated by Manager.
  • Comfortable reaching out to attorneys and other management to inquire/advise/escalate status.
  • Assist in training new hires
  • Additional duties as assigned and/or as business needs dictate by management.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL & BEHAVIOR
  • 2 or more years of mortgage, legal, title and/or foreclosure office experience
  • Works well with little to no supervision
  • Assist in training new hires and others as policies/procedures change
  • Exudes positive behavior amongst co-workers, all Management, Attorneys in and outside of firm, other departments and clients.
  • Responds appropriately to change and is willing to assist others who struggle with the notion.
  • Able and willing to bring questions and/or concerns to direct Manager.
  • Offers meaningful suggestions for process improvements.
  • Ability to take on and properly handle escalated client issues with little guidance.
  • Must interact with clients and colleagues in a courteous and professional manner at all times
  • Observe and follow the company’s policies and to maintain proper standards of conduct at all times
  • Legally obligated to respect and preserve the confidential, proprietary information and trade secret


Job Requirements


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Legal, foreclosure, mortgage, title and/or real estate knowledge
  • Solid computer skills and accurate keyboarding skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Exceptional comprehension and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and client interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive individual who responds appropriately to change
  • Ability to take on multiple tasks/project(s) from department management, and complete in a timely and accurate manner
  • Ability to work in a team environment to meet changing priorities and deadlines, as needed

EDUCATION
  • High School diploma necessary.
  • 2 or more years of legal, mortgage, title and/or foreclosure related office experience preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Remaining in a stationary position, sitting for prolonged periods at a desk and working on a computer with dual monitors
  • Prolonged periods of keyboarding; repeating motions including wrists, hands and fingers.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times

Meet Your Recruiter

Cora Maciejewski
HR Assistant

Cora, the latest addition to the Selective Staffing Solutions team, brings a vibrant and personable energy to the workplace as our HR Assistant. Cora is dedicated to ensuring a supportive and inclusive work environment. Outside of the office, she finds solace and joy in immersing herself in the pages of a captivating romance novel, cherishing the moments of quiet escape they provide. Cora is also a nature enthusiast, frequently indulging in outdoor adventures with her beloved dogs. Her love for the outdoors not only reflects her appreciation for nature but also aligns with her belief in the importance of a healthy work-life balance. With a blend of warmth, efficiency, and a love for literature, her precious dogs and the great outdoors, Cora is a valuable asset to the team, contributing to a harmonious and collaborative workplace culture. 

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716-634-3300 1775 Wehrle Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221

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