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Company logoPosted Jun 04
Full Time
On Site
San Diego, California

Starting Compensation

Hourly Rate: $21.06 - $29.57 (Amount based on office location, relevant experience, skills, and competencies)

 

If you are wondering why you should work for us, here is something to help you decide:

  • Pay and Bonuses: Earn a competitive salary. All employees are eligible for uncapped commission or annual bonus incentives.

  • Career Progression: Grow at MCM with paid training and development programs – including our very own MCM Academy – as well as a promote-from-within philosophy.

  • Reward and Recognition: We are committed to honoring great results – ranging from informal accolades to formal company-wide awards and prizes like all-inclusive vacations.

  • Tuition Assistance: Pursue a degree or coursework related to your current role, or the role you are striving for.

  • Healthcare Insurance: Take advantage of comprehensive healthcare plans and options to ensure your continued health, plus fitness membership reimbursements, weight watchers, our wellness rewards Program and more.

  • Volunteering Opportunities: Enjoy up to eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer. We also offer volunteer grants and matching financial donations, up to US$ 2,500 per employee annually.

  • Retirement Savings: Build a strong financial foundation and reach your goals for the future. With all the effort you invest in us, we’re proud to invest in you.

  • New Family Support: Celebrate your new arrival with company paid leave, new parent flex time, and child back-up care options.

  • Team-building: Enjoy experiences that inspire bonds with your colleagues through a wide range of company-sponsored team-building events, such as holiday celebrations and department outings.

  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy paid and floating holidays, as well as generous paid-time-off.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

The Paralegal I provides support and assistance to the company's in-house legal group. This position will be responsible for using their knowledge and skills to assist and support the company’s attorneys in managing the company's litigation and regulatory matters, enhance the company's processes, and help maintain the company's ethical and compliance standards. The position will report to an attorney and will collaborate with other in-house counsel, paralegals and outside attorneys in pursuit of company goals and objectives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support legal function (litigation, licensing, non-operational legal collections, corporate) by assisting attorneys in managing the defense of individual matters and lower risk class actions, etc.   
  • Tasks including but not limited to running reports and preparing said reports via Excel, handling small claims hearings, reviewing legal documents, including demands, pleadings, discovery and correspondence, settlement agreements, discovery, etc.
  • Interact with Midland outside counsel and Midland employees to gather information, documentation or data as required for task at hand, or act as authorized to resolve the identified matter.
  • Identify process improvements to ensure company compliance with legal requirements or to increase department efficiency.
  • Other relevant duties as required.

 

Education and Certifications

Required: High School Diploma

Preferred: Associate degree or higher; Paralegal Certificate

 

Language

Required: English

 

Experience

Required:

  • 2+ years paralegal experience, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office. Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize, and work in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:

  • Without a paralegal certificate, 3+ years in a law firm or in-house legal department and willingness to obtain a paralegal certificate.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Power Point.
  • Prior experience in a corporate setting and an understanding of consumer protection laws, including the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, etc.

 

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at Talent@mcmcg.com.