Estate Planning Paralegal
Law Office of Steven F Carvel
Manhattan Beach, CA US
Posted ago
Law Office of Steven F Carvel
Do you love digging into research and helping people? We’re hiring a paralegal to assist our legal team in preparing legal documents, filing motions, coordinating law office activity, and conducting legal research. Applicants should be experienced, highly-organized professionals with great attention to detail. If this sounds like a job you’ll love, apply below.
Responsibilities
  • Gather information about legal issues from the client in interviews
  • Draft legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence such as interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, complaints, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits under the guidance of a lawyer
  • Coordinate law office activity, including the drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers
  • Aid lawyers in trial preparation by preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, conducting research on legal articles, and assisting with client meetings and filing motions
  • Organize our case filing systems to ensure all documents are properly sorted and easy to locate, and other administrative duties as needed

  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of estate planning documents, including Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives
  • Assist in Trust Funding including preparation of trust transfer deeds and related documents
  • Assist in Trust Administration
  • Assist in Probate Administration
  • Coordinate daily law firm activities including maintaining firm calendars, participating in client meetings, and assisting with client needs
  • Perform administrative duties such as answering phone calls and maintaining files so that all documents are readily accessible

Qualifications
  • Candidates must have completed an ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Completion of a nationally-accredited paralegal program strongly preferred
  • Talented communicator and writer

  • The candidate must meet the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 6450(c) governing the qualifications of a paralegal https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=BPC&sectionNum=6450

Compensation
$25 - $35 hourly
About Law Office of Steven F Carvel

We are a fun, fast-paced boutique estate planning and trust administration law firm, looking for a full-time reliable Office Administrator. You will undertake administrative tasks, ensuring the rest of the staff has adequate support to work efficiently.

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