Steele Law Firm is seeking applications for the position of a paralegal at their New York Office.
About the Firm
The Steele Law Firm, P.C. represents clients in construction, bonding and suretyship, and commercial law.
About the Opportunity
A Paralegal is the professional in the firm with whom clients will often have the most personal contact. This person is responsible for keeping clients updated on the progress of their probate court case, as well as helping clients execute their estate planning documents, collecting the final payment, and offering additional services of the firm.
This is a position where you are expected to work 30-35 hours per week, depending on your needs and the needs of the firm. For the right candidate, partial-remote work options are possible.
The paralegal will communicate with clients, assist with preparing and signing estate plans, draft legal documents such as affidavits, prepare briefs, conduct legal research for trial preparation, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Communicate with Clients.
- Verify the accuracy of information.
- Organize case filing systems to ensure all documents are properly sorted and easy to locate, and other administrative duties as needed.
- Assist lawyers in preparing legal documentation, pleadings, and correspondence including correspondence such as interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, complaints, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits.
- Work with lawyers to prepare for trial by conducting research on legal articles, preparing and organizing exhibits, organizing and coordinating witnesses, filing motions, and assisting with client meetings.
- Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers.
- Gather information about legal issues from the client in interviews.
- Draft and revise pleadings and correspondence.
- Keep the cases moving toward resolution.
- Occasionally communicating with other professionals such as financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, and the court.
- Make appropriate database and time billing entries on a daily basis.
- Calendar deadlines correctly and take steps necessary to meet the deadlines.
- Actively participating in and contributing to weekly staff meetings.
- Offer additional services of the firm to Clients
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and talent for writing and grammar.
- Must have great time-management and organizational skills.
- 3 years of Georgia paralegal experience in estate planning or probate (experience in both preferred)
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure.
- Dedication to accuracy and on-time performance.
- Ability to handle emotional clients while maintaining composure.
- Ability to carefully listen, diplomatically address concerns and nurture the relationship of being a trusted advisor.
- Excellent independent problem-solving skills.
- Positive, goal-oriented personality
$58,000 – $68,000 yearly
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply through the link provided at the end of this post