Legal Assistant
MK Legal Planning
St. Louis, MO US
Posted ago
MK Legal Planning

We are a go-getter estate planning law firm that is on track for aggressive growth, and we need an experienced legal assistant to join our team and work directly with the owner/attorney to support the team and help our clients.

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the tools to avoid court and conflict to create a lasting legacy. We are small but growing, and we want members on our team who are compassionate as well as ethical, professional, and trustworthy. You must be committed to excellence, value clients, and want to be a part of something extraordinary. This position is ideal for someone looking for long-term potential and not just a stepping stone.

You help the firm achieve its goals, and it will help you achieve yours. Do you want to be a happy legal assistant? Do you want money? You want to earn the respect of your peers? Do you want the work-life balance to be with your kids? Our firm wants those things for its team members, too. But you must put in the investment to see the reward.

You must understand that customer service is our number one priority. We truly care for our clients. We want to build lasting friendships so we can support them and their families in the event their loved one gets sick or passes away.

We believe in being organized and proactive. We do NOT deal with “putting out fires.” There are rarely emergencies. This office does not handle contested matters. The only litigation that we handle is simply uncontested probate matters.

Benefits

  • Full-time position but part-time negotiable
  • Salary dependent on experience and hours
  • Bonus opportunities
  • PTO and holidays
  • Recognized work-life balance
  • Health Insurance benefits are negotiable
  • If candidate has a suitable work environment, then remote work may be allowed.

Responsibilities
  • Accept other administrative tasks as needed to assist the team and ensure the firm runs smoothly
  • Work with attorneys and paralegals to create various legal documents, including pleadings, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, and briefs for case preparation, and proofread documents when requested

  • General legal assistant and administrative duties, including supporting attorney and other members of the team as needed
  • Drafting revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and supporting documents for review by the attorney and paralegal
  • Drafting and e-filing uncontested probate pleadings
  • Maintaining calendar, deadlines, and reminders for the team
  • Maintaining files, opening files, closing files, copying, scanning, etc.
  • Communicating professionally with clients, attorneys, judges, etc.
  • Communicating with clients to gather all relevant information and keep them informed
  • Delivering excellent customer service
  • Meeting billable requirements

You’ll assist with the preparation of legal documents, and handle all office correspondence including answering phone calls and emails, arranging meetings and travel, and reminding the team of upcoming deadlines. If you have experience in a law firm environment, work well under pressure, and are looking for a rewarding opportunity in the legal industry, we want to connect with you.

Qualifications
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Able to meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Some college is preferred; high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Proficient with MS Office products

If the statements below appeal to you, then you may be our next legal assistant!

  • You take pride in your work.
  • You are an amazing scheduler with a sickening degree of attention to detail. You are very good with calendars, e-mail, spreadsheets, word processing, and the internet.
  • You do not think scanning and copying are “beneath you.”
  • You enjoy getting to know your clients and care about delivering the best work product to them.
  • You can juggle and manage multiple tasks with ease.
  • You thrive on completing tasks in advance of the deadline. Organization and systems are your love language.
  • You are a problem-solver who looks for the best ways of doing things.

The ideal candidate will be able to take initiative on work that needs to be done and complete tasks with minimal hand-holding. This is a full-time job where you are expected to manage a caseload, so you absolutely must be able to work for 40 hours per week. We are open to hiring a remote candidate or someone in the office at our Rolla office. There is an opportunity for bonus compensation for those who can demonstrate their profitability.

We look forward to reviewing your application.

Compensation
$30,000 - $35,000 yearly
About MK Legal Planning

We are a law firm that helps clients avoid court and conflict to create a lasting legacy.

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