United Bank

Paralegal - Deposit Operations

US-WV-Charleston
14 hours ago
Job ID
2017-2322
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Market/Branch
Hidden (29533)

Responsibilities

United Bank is seeking a Paralegal to work as a Product Specialist, Senior in its Deposit Operations area to coordinate the research and responses needed for liens, levies, garnishments, suggestions, and other legal attachments that may be presented from time to time.  S/He will prioritize and assign incoming requests, track progress on pending items, and review the work of researchers prior to submitting a response.  S/He will also be responsible for the maintenance of processes and procedures to remain in compliance with applicable laws and may interact with outside counsel in conjunction with more complex matters.  The incumbent will create the reports needed to measure and monitor the efficiency, accuracy, volume, billable research fees, security, risk and/or timeliness of legal attachment processing and will alert management to variances that warrant additional attention. As a subject matter expert, the incumbent is expected to identify and make recommendations to improve the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of legal attachment processing and/or contribute to their implementation. The incumbent may also gather information needed to document compliance with policies and procedures for audit or bank examinations.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Uses legal, analytical, technical, and/or operational knowledge in support of business processes and services, including the review of complex documents relating to legal attachments/orders, general administration, problem research, investigations, Audit and Compliance support, and reporting.
  • Works closely with Operations management and others on process improvements and the definition/production/delivery of key performance indicators.
  • Represents the Bank in communications with outside counsel, governmental entities, and other parties with a bona fide interest in a legal request or attachment.
  • Maintains procedures and develops/delivers training programs for other staff members related to legal attachments. 
  • Reviews the work of others to ensure that attachments, orders, subpoenas, etc. are fulfilled in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Oversees billing for research time as allowed by law, regulation, or Bank policy. 
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for common legal requests and assists others in the handling of same; recognizes and escalates unusual situations to Bank management or outside counsel, as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal program or attainment of the Certified Paralegal credential by passing the National Association of Legal Assistants examination plus at least one (1) year of applicable experience with legal attachments – OR – completion of a non-accredited paralegal program with at least two (2) years of applicable experience and on-the-job training as a paralegal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (primarily Word and Excel)
  • Working knowledge of banking industry practices and regulatory requirements related to liens, levies, garnishments, subpoenas, etc.
  • Knowledge of basic banking principles highly desired
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to identify, interpret and resolve complex legal requests accurately
  • Ability to work with and communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Experience coordinating work assignments with other team members to ensure requirements are met

 

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Paralegal certification or equivalent experience
  • Attention to detail, particularly with respect to the timeliness and completeness of assigned tasks; results oriented
  • Written and oral communication skills necessary to professionally represent the Bank to attorneys, courts, governmental entities, and other interested parties
  • Familiarity with the processing requirements of liens, levies, garnishments, suggestions, subpoenas and other similar documents that may be presented to the Bank from time to time
  • Procedural documentation and compliance

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Sufficient dexterity of hands and fingers to efficiently operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computer components.
  • Ability to converse and exchange information with all levels of staff within organization and outside the organization as it relates to legal attachments and orders.
  • Ability to observe, perceive, identify, and translate data

Overview

With over 175 years of experience, United Bank is one of the region’s premier banks with locations in West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc., with dual headquarters in Washington, DC and Charleston, WV, we are a full service financial institution with over $19 billion in assets.
 
At United Bank, our people are our greatest asset. Our company is a perfect fit for hard-working, driven individuals as we provide a culture that is entrepreneurial, efficient, relationship-based and service-oriented. United is proud of our record of growth and our commitment to service - not only to our customers, but also to the communities in which we live and work.
 
United encourages our employees to become involved in the community and in professional activities, and we provide continued training and other support to help all employees achieve their full potential.

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