Probate and Trust Legal Assistant
The Johnson Firm PC
Richardson, TX US
Posted ago
The Johnson Firm PC

Legal Assistant/Paralegal - Probate and Trust Administration

We are a family estate planning, probate, and elder law boutique firm seeking an energetic and experienced legal assistant/paralegal to join our team and support us in achieving the next level of success and service to clients.

We have a team approach where we work together to provide an exceptional experience for our clients through customized and sophisticated legal strategies to meet clients’ needs and goals.

We believe in work/life balance and currently have a 4-day work week. Overtime is rare. We believe in complimenting people for a job well done. Our team tends to stay with us for years. We look for the abilities of our team members and encourage them in their careers.

If you are searching for a career where you can make a difference in families' lives, are a lifelong learner, and are a self-starter who is friendly and enjoys helping people, we want to hear from you today!


Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and proofreading Probate pleadings, Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and other legal documents
  • Managing, organizing, and maintaining documents in electronic filing systems
  • Engaging and communicating with clients via phone, email, Zoom, and face-to-face meetings
  • Demonstrating and explaining solutions and administration/ court processes to clients
  • Serving as a witness and signing multiple documents daily
  • Contributing to all aspects of successful and thorough closing of client files
  • Providing general administrative assistance, such as scheduling appointments, answering phones, sending correspondence, and copying documents


About You

You have a minimum of two years of experience in a law firm. Estate planning and probate experience are highly preferred. You have very strong attention to detail and processes and bring enthusiasm to the office and with clients. A strong desire to learn and motivation to make a positive impact on clients and the firm will serve you well. You enjoy interacting with clients on the phone as well as in person. You enjoy working independently as well as part of a team.

  • Must have probate law experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • 2+ years of experience as an administrative assistant (preferably in a law firm), legal assistant, legal secretary, or paralegal
  • Have a current Texas Notary Commission or be willing to apply for one
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and professional demeanor
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of WealthCounsel and LawYaw - automated drafting systems - a plus
  • Ability to work independently, manage large workloads, and keep deadlines
  • A background check will be conducted

$46,000 - $55,000 yearly at plan
About The Johnson Firm PC

We value our staff and offer*:

  • Four-day work week
  • Bonus potential
  • Health insurance stipend
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • Small office environment
  • Growth potential
  • Work/life balance

To apply for this unique opportunity, please submit a detailed resume as well as a cover letter telling us why you are searching for a position and why you are the best candidate for us. We also ask that you complete the Indeed skill assessment that will be sent to you.

No emails sent directly to the firm, phone calls, or walk-in applications will be accepted. No agencies, please.

Thank you for your interest in our firm. We will be contacting those candidates who we feel may be a good fit for us.

*Waiting period applies.

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