Robert Half Legal Paralegal in SAINT LOUIS, Missouri
St. Louis law firm is currently hiring a Trust & Estate Planning Paralegal on a direct-hire, part-time basis.Paralegal - Private Client (Part-time)The Private Client Paralegal prepares legal documents for multiple attorneys in the Private Client group and oversees trust and estate administration including probate court processes and procedures. This position performs substantive legal work under the direction and supervision of a lawyer and is responsible for specifically delegated client matters. Duties and Responsibilities:Assists in preparing, retaining, and organizing legal documents, agreements, pleadings and accountings related to trust and estate administration.Performs legal support work following detailed instructions pertaining the administration of trusts and estates.Provides factual research, document analysis and organization, and drafts pleadings.Indexes trust and estate administration documentation and enters data into client files.Meets with clients as needed.Tracks billable time and enters it into the DTE system.Presents information effectively to lawyers and clients and responds to questions.Resolves routine legal questions under the direction of a lawyer. Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. In-depth understanding of probate and estate administration. Familiarity with trust and estate accountings. Familiarity with probate administration processes and procedures. Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely with both internal and external clients on all levels. Proficiency with Word and Excel as well as accounting programs. Proven analytical and mathematical skills. Ability to maintain confidences as well as build confidences and trust with lawyers, peers and clients. Ability to independently organize large amounts of data, both hardcopy and electronic, into an easily retrievable system. Ability to be flexible, handle pressure and adapt to changing work priorities, work flow and work assignments. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines and productivity standards. Ability to travel up to six times per month to various client locations. Ability to move files weighing up to 25 pounds. Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Two of the following three are required: Paralegal certificate, a four-year degree and/or two years of Paralegal experience. Prior experience in a law firm, trust department, or accounting firm preferred. For more information, please contact Christy Pashia at email@example.com or call 314-621-2223. All inquires are kept confidential.
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Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet
Req ID: 02430-0008850279
Functional Role: Paralegal
City: SAINT LOUIS
Postal Code: 63102-2769
Familiarity with trust and estate accountings and principal and income accounting concepts.
Ability and willingness to acquire basic knowledge of probate administration processes and procedures.
Ability and willingness to perform legal support work following detailed instructions pertaining to the administration of trusts and estates.
Familiarity with duties and obligations of trustees and personal representatives relating to accounting tasks.
Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely with both internal and external clients on all levels.
Proficiency with Word and Excel
Familiarity with accounting and tax preparation programs and ability and willingness to learn new programs and processes.
Proven analytical and mathematical skills.