Probate - Guardianship Attorney
Miller Law Office, PLLC
Plano, TX US
Posted ago
Miller Law Office, PLLC

We are looking for an attorney who has experience with guardianship and probate (both contested and uncontested) to join our team. The ideal candidate will hit the ground running and give our clients outstanding representation. Compassion is a must, as we are usually working with people at one of the most stressful points in their lives. This is very much a client-facing position – you will be in contact with clients, on the phone, in person, or over video daily. 

Responsibilities

  • Manage probate and guardianship cases from opening to closing of the case.
  • Draft and review probate documents.
  • Prepare for and engage in legal proceedings, including probate and guardianship hearings, status conferences, settlement conferences, discovery conferences, depositions, mediations, etc.
  • Meet with guardianship and probate clients and recommend strategies.
  • Consult with clients, courts, and other parties as needed to effectively move cases forward. 
  • Research and analyze complex legal issues.
  • Work as part of a team with all levels of experience.
  • Delegate work when applicable and monitor the delegated work.

Qualifications

The Associate Attorney must be:

      Compassionate

  • Listen to the client, be sympathetic and understanding, and understand often this is a bad time for the client
  • Uses words like, I understand, I’m sorry you are going through this, We can help

      Ethical

  • Doing what you say you will do, the way you said you would do it, when you said you do it, and if not, clean up the messes.
  • Always being truthful, owning up to mistakes

      Down-to-earth

  • Easy to talk to, easy to understand, relatable
  • Uses words clients can understand without having to ask what they mean or feel stupid

     Relationship focused

  • Calls clients by their name, remembers things about the clients (surgeries, dogs, mom, whatever they’ve brought up), being able to relate to clients on a more personal level.
  • Has emotional intelligence
  • Understands that we are in clients’ lives long term.

      Teamwork driven

  • Offers to help others when needed or when you have time
  • Asks for help in an appropriate manner when they need it.
  • Doesn’t use the words: “It’s not my job.”

 
Skills and Experience

  •      Member of the State Bar of Texas in good standing

      5+ years of legal practice experience and substantive mastery of handling:

  • Probate, including Contested Probate matters
  • Guardianship matters
  • Record of superior academic and professional achievement
  • Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Excellent Legal Research and Writing Skills
  • Team Player
  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Pass background check and drug test

Compensation
$120,000 - $150,000 yearly
About Miller Law Office, PLLC

The Miller Law Office, located in Plano, Texas, helps clients build and protect their legacy. We are a small, growing law firm looking to add enthusiastic staff interested in helping people with their estate planning, elder law, and probate needs.


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