Legal Assistant - Paralegal
Sherri M. Stinson, P.A.
Palm Harbor, FL US
Posted ago
Sherri M. Stinson, P.A.

Are you interested in helping senior clients protect their family and their legacy? We are a thriving, boutique estate planning, guardianship, and probate firm that is growing. We need a legal assistant who is familiar with estate planning drafting. This is a career opportunity with a firm that believes in professional development and personal growth. You are not just an employee here. You won't be working in a sweatshop! We strive to create an environment where employees enjoy the work and want to be here! Reporting directly to the owner, you will be a vital part of the firm. You will work side-by-side to achieve the firm's vision of helping more people and improving the way we run our business so we can fulfill the mission.

Responsibilities

You will assist the attorney in production-related activities, including document drafting, e-filing documents, interacting with clients, opposing counsel, and judges, gathering and organizing documents for clients, and performing various administrative tasks.

In this position, you will:

  • Use your listening skills and empathy as you help clients through some of the most difficult life stages of aging and incapacity.
  • Prepare probate and guardianship pleadings using bar-approved forms. The little things matter and accuracy is key
  • Manage files using our internal policies and procedures. We are a system-based firm and don't do things haphazardly here
  • Perform data entry using Wealth Counsel or Lawgic software
  • Take initiative and be laser-focused on detail. Little mistakes matter here and you must be committed to detail

Qualifications

  • Excellent tech skills are required. We used cloud-based software, including Clio, GSuite, Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office (or WordPerfect), Florida e-filing system, and WealthCounsel. If you aren't familiar with these specific programs, we will train you, but you must be committed to learning
  • You must be detail-oriented. Yes, I’ve already said that, but it bears repeating. Attention to detail is a critical component of this job. We don't want anyone being negatively impacted because we didn't do our job right
  • You must work efficiently. While much of our work is not time-sensitive, some of it is and we need some flexibility to achieve deadlines


We are looking for people who:

  • Are looking for a career. Please do not apply if you have an unstable work history
  • Believe in more life and that we are here to give to others, not to take from them
  • Want to make a difference in the life of others. Our work matters and you will be an integral part of making a difference
  • Believe in personal growth and are committed to being the best version of yourself, both personally and professionally. You should have a demonstrated history of continuing to improve your skills and yourself
  • Believe in digging in when things become challenging. Most of the time you will know what you are doing. Sometimes, you won't. You should be committed to figuring things out, and when you can't, seeking help


The legal assistant position requires Florida law firm experience. If you do not have any relevant experience and decide to apply anyway, you must include a cover letter telling us what skills and experience you have that will make you excel in this position.

Compensation
$45,000 - $65,000 yearly DOE
About Sherri M. Stinson, P.A.

We are on a mission to help as many people as possible! Our young and fast-growing estate planning firm is passionate about helping people take care of their affairs before they die so that their families don’t have a mess to clean up. We take pride in treating clients like family and helping them preserve family harmony. We want clients to feel valued and heard during every interaction with our firm! Our core values are honesty, commitment to our clients and employees, and creating value for everyone.

Enjoy coming to work every day knowing that YOU matter and YOU made a difference in the world. Our clients are positively impacted by the work we do. We have a strict "no jerks" policy and do not allow our employees to be treated poorly!

Benefits include paid time off. PTO accrues after completing a 90-day new hire development plan.

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