Associate Trust - Estate Attorney
The Estate Plan
Coral Gables, FL US
Posted ago
The Estate Plan

Are you a recent law school graduate looking to work with experienced attorneys and paralegals who will give you opportunities to further your legal career? If so, we are looking for you! Our firm is hiring an associate attorney who will support us by conducting legal research, drafting documents, maintaining client files, and assisting with legal counsel. If you’re ready to jump-start your growth in the industry and learn how to to successfully represent clients in probate and estate planning matters, reach out to us today!

Responsibilities
  • Keep files organized to make sure the most recent updates are accessible to other attorneys, paralegals, and staff
  • Analyze conflicts in legal matters, advise clients on solutions, and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Communicate with senior associates, paralegals, and clients to ensure cases are handled efficiently

  • Assist clients effectively by understanding their needs, analyzing the situation, then strategizing and deciding on a proper course of action
  • Maintain client files to ensure they are properly organized and kept up to date
  • Draft wills, trusts, power of attorneys and other estate planning documents
  • Consult clients about the plans for distributing their assets
  • Collaborate with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move files through the estate administration process
  • Consult clients about the plans for distributing their assets
  • Collaborate with senior partners and paralegals to effectively move files through the estate administration process

Competent Provision of Legal Services: 


  • Legal Consultations/Meetings
  • Legal research
  • Drafting motions, pleadings, orders, judgments, and status updates
  • Overseeing and analyzing discovery
  • Managing Case Files

The Law Firm Associate should delegate to Paralegals and legal staff to accomplish tasks where appropriate but remains responsible for ensuring the timely and professional completion of the work assigned.


Represent clients in complex legal issues and if chosen by a Senior Attorney, second chair/co-chair to build depth of legal acumen.


Supervision:


  • Oversee, counsel, guide, train, and mentor Paralegals and legal staff, including assigning work and monitoring work product
  • In conjunction and consultation with the Managing Partner/Owner and Firm Administrator, conduct performance evaluations and make recommendations for recruitment, hiring, promotion, and termination

Management and Coordination: 


  • Monitor relevant caseload pipeline and act as necessary to move cases progressively forward and through the pipeline in accordance with defined milestones
  • Proactively work with the Managing Partner/Owner to assess and ensure efficient effective operations of the Firm during monthly diagnostic meetings. Make recommendations on the design, deployment, and execution of policies, procedures, processes, checklists, templates, forms, etc. to create systems that run the business efficiently and profitably
  • Financial and Business Performance
  • Immediate Paralegal and Administrative Team People Management, Leadership, and Team/Skills Development
  • Business Development and Community Engagement
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Program and Professional Development

Qualifications
  • Exceptional communication skills and problem-solving skills needed in order to work with all levels of staff and our clients
  • Willingness to learn from senior attorneys to meet our client needs and grow our client base
  • Completion of a Juris Doctor (J.D. degree) from an accredited law school

  • Litigation experience is a plus
  • Estate Planning and Probate experience is a plus
  • Candidates must have passed the Florida bar exam or anticipating passing their Florida bar exam by October 2022

Compensation
$80,000 to $95,000
About The Estate Plan

This is the break you've been waiting for! If you're here, you're ready for a change. We offer serious opportunities to grow rapidly. We need incredible multitasking people to join us in supporting our team and helping our clients. From awesome Macbooks to ultrawide monitors, we'll set you up the right way. You'll be trained and given opportunities to attend workshops and coaching sessions. We laugh a lot, play games during team time, communicate in our chat rooms using emojis and GIFs, and make sure you're having a great day.


Our mission is to become the biggest and best estate law firm in Florida in the next two years. We deliver meaningful experiences for our staff and clients, embrace technology and eliminate paper. Also, we have puppies in the office.


Benefits for qualified employees include: PTO, Medical & GAP insurance, Dental, Vision, 401(k) (matching), Life Insurance, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Professional Development

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