Estate Planning - Probate Paralegal
Law Office of Lena A Clark LLC
Frederick, MD US
Posted ago
Law Office of Lena A Clark LLC

Do you want to help families protect money and loved ones in the event of death or disability?

The Law Office of Lena A. Clark is seeking a detail-oriented go-getter and a problem-solver for a position as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant for our busy Estate Planning and Probate law firm. We are a small business and looking for a perfect candidate who has a great deal of attention to detail, able to follow specific instructions and can figure things out with minimal handholding.

Our office is located in historic downtown Frederick, just across the street from the courthouse and all the hustle and bustle of our vibrant town.

We are an Apple-based office, so you will need to know how to navigate a Mac computer or learn it on your own time. We use a lot of technology and automation. Ability to learn it quickly and independently is a must. Currently, we use Google Docs, Google Sheets, Gmail, Dropbox, Clio, Clio Grow and LawPay among other programs.

If these statements appeal to you, then you may be our T&E Paralegal:

  • You don't get stressed out easily
  • You like being busy
  • You want to help create, perfect, and follow our office systems
  • You look forward to embracing our firm culture and processes
  • You are an amazing scheduler with a high degree of attention to detail
  • You are good with calendars, spreadsheets, and technology
  • You are an awesome juggler of tasks and can change gears quickly
  • You love innovative computer programs and automation and figure things out independently
  • Your middle name is “No Drama”

This is a hands-on position with a great deal of responsibility. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • 401(k) with match and profit sharing after 1 year of employment
  • Bonus for those who can demonstrate their profitability

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

COVID-19 considerations:

Our offices are currently closed to most of the public, and staff are spread out through the office. In-person interactions are minimized. We often conduct in-person outdoor document signings while everyone is wearing masks and clients stay in their cars.  

Responsibilities

Some of your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft Estate Planning documents
  • Prepare Petitions for Probate for estate administration
  • Draft Petitions for Guardianship
  • Research legal issues
  • Work directly with clients to gather/ request missing information
  • Orchestrate signings of Estate Planning documents
  • Prepare Probate Inventories and Accountings
  • Manage client information and organize client files
  • Meet with Potential Clients
  • Prepare Medicaid applications
  • Act as a backup to Client Relations Specialist including but not limited to answering phones and managing email

Qualifications

Required skills:

  • Trusts, Estates and/or Elder Law experience
  • Self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to work efficiently and independently
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, substantive and administrative deadlines
  • Highly professional
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple deadlines
  • Able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks independently
  • Maryland Notary Public is highly desired and will be required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Google Suite
  • Ability to self-learn new technologies and software programs quickly

Compensation
$50,000
About Law Office of Lena A Clark LLC

We are a fast-growing firm that describes its culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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