Legal Assistant Trust/Estate/Probate (Direct Hire)

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Posted: 11/20/2023 Industry: Legal Job Number: 11182

Job Description

Legal Assistant (Trust/Estate/Probate)
Direct Hire

West Palm Beach, FL

TempExperts is seeking a Legal Assistant with Trust/Estate/Probate experience to join a thriving firm in West Palm Beach, FL!

  • Prepare documents for attorney review, including Florida Probate pleadings and other documents for sophisticated trust and estate administration matters.
  • Prepare initial drafts of trust and estate-related tax returns.
  • Prepare trust and estate accounting and administer guardianships.
  • Gather, organize, summarize, and index documents from various sources.
  • Attend and participate in client meetings and document executions.
  • Complete special projects.
  • Meet with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases or projects.
  • Draft legal documents, including routine pleadings and motions, affidavits, and interrogatories, file motions and pleadings according to judicial procedures.
  • Researches and analyzes statutes, regulations, legal articles, judicial decisions, and other legal sources; provides written analysis to attorneys.
  • Interviews clients and witnesses and prepares summaries of their statements.
  • Prepares, organizes, stores, and retrieves case files, which may include evidence, exhibits, depositions, pleadings, exhibits, and other items.
  • Assists attorneys with trial preparation, which may include attending trials and hearings.
  • Develop and maintain records regarding billable hours spent on specific cases.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Understanding of legal language and principles, research methods, court pleadings and processes, and other related matters.
  • Ability to perform tasks utilizing legal office software such as document management and billing software. Experience in Coyote is a plus.
  • Full proficiency with advanced, multifunction word processing software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and PDF programs) and proficient in Double Time.
  • Strong background in the Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code.
  • Proficiency with GEMS.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) approved paralegal educational program or a four-year degree and a paralegal certificate from an ABA-certified program are preferred.
  • Associate degree in Paralegal Studies or related field required with six (6) years of paralegal or relevant legal experience and a paralegal certificate required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of prior paralegal, relevant legal experience.
  • Paralegal Certification a plus.
  • Demonstrated solid knowledge in one or more areas of law and its processes.
  • Knowledge of specific practice groups, i.e., litigation, trust & estates, real estate, and corporate tax practices.

TempExperts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

If interested please apply online or call 727.210.7855.

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