Paralegal - Elder Law/EP
As a paralegal specifically in the Elder Law practice area, you must have the ability to handle sensitive emotional and physical needs of older and/or disabled clients and their loved ones. A paralegal in the Elder Law practice area has the unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our clients by assisting the attorney and the family to work through stressful situations.
The Paralegal is expected to maintain a high level of client confidentiality and not engage in the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
• Draft correspondence as directed by attorneys.
• Perform clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, managing court calendar and assist in meeting deadlines.
• Provide information to clients via telephone; read and route incoming mail; read, route, file and respond to e-mail.
• Open and maintain client files, including filing physical and electronic documents and correspondence in client files.
• Other non-substantive legal duties and tasks as assigned.
• Under direction of supervising attorney, prepare drafts of elder law, estate planning documents, and long-term care planning documents.
• Prepare drafts of pleadings as directed by attorney.
• Prepare drafts of probate and guardianship/conservatorship pleadings, memoranda, affidavits, legal briefs, motions, discovery notices, subpoenas, contracts, and other documents.
• Provide client support.
• Conduct legal research.
• Manage supervising attorney’s schedule.
• Other duties and tasks of a substantive legal nature as assigned.
• Legal skills, including research and legal writing.
• Experience with and understanding of legal terminology, forms, procedures and basic principles of law, especially those associated in the area of Elder Law.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently and with others, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
• Ability to use Windows-based computer and knowledge of various Microsoft software: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Experience with e-mail; electronic calendaring; WestLaw research, etc.
• Experience with legal billing program (ProLaw), including posting daily time records.
• Experience with Odyssey E-filing procedures.
• Experience with Adobe Acrobat PDF software, including converting documents to searchable PDF format.
• Ability to use estate planning-specific software packages such as CLEPRO and Wealth Counsel Docs.
• Strong organization skills, as well as oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
Minimum - Associate degree (A.A.) or equivalent two-year college or technical school degree with emphasis in the paralegal/legal field.
Minimum 3+ year’s relevant work in area-specific experience required.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour
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