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Paralegal - Legal Assistant

Company: Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you currently working in an office where there's always drama and the boss is in a bad mood? Do your co-workers say, "That's not my job?" Do you feel like your skills go unappreciated and unused? Are you ready to make a change? If so, keep reading!With us, you can work on a team committed to creating a supportive work environment where each member reaches their full potential. Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana is a boutique law firm that specializes in estate planning, elder law, and estate administration. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients and the peace of mind we are able to give to those who retain our services. Our team members work together and share the credit for our growth and our accomplishments.We're looking for an organized and detail-oriented Paralegal with at least 3 years of experience to play an important role on our legal team. You'll draft legal documents, maintain files by using established processes and procedures, and keep case files and other important information neatly organized and easily accessible. Good verbal and written communication, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office, are a must. Annual salary starting at $45k plus benefits and production bonuses available.Our ideal candidate is an efficient and dependable critical thinker with the ability to manage multiple tasks. Experience working in real estate, estate planning, succession, bankruptcy, or family law is preferred. If you're interested in being part of a small, dedicated team with opportunities for growth and the above description sounds like you, we want to hear from you!We'll be honest, Legacy Estate & Elder Law isn't for everybody. If you love working on a team or assisting our clients, then we're for you. If you are an honest, enthusiastic person who loves a comfortable working environment where everyone pulls together to accomplish the goal of producing excellent results, then we would love to talk to you.Responsibilities:--- Communicates with clients in person, by phone, and in meetings to gather needed information--- Enters client information into computer software and produces and edits legal documents using checklists. Completes edits by attorney and prepares documents for signing by clients--- Drafts letters, succession pleadings, and other legal documents--- Coordinates with clients and providers to obtain beneficiary forms and update clients' beneficiary designations--- Assists with the transfer of assets to and from trusts and other legal entities--- Completes Medicaid and VA applications and communicates with clients to obtain necessary information for the same--- Maintains files, copies documents, requests checks, completes courier instruction--- Creates spreadsheets detailing clients' assets and organizes and indexes the same--- Answers phones on an as-needed basis--- Keeps up with time and bills same to clients on hourly files--- Constantly strives to improve procedures for those things for which he or she is responsible--- Takes ownership of assigned matters, keeps the status of matters up to date, and reports to supervising attorney on regular basis regarding the status of the matterQualifications:Strong oral and written communication skillsMust have great time-management skills, and organizational skills3+ years of legal service experience under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting--- Experience with the customer and/or case management software--- Ability to follow through on tasks and projects--- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite--- Real estate, estate planning, succession, bankruptcy, debtor law, or family law experience is strongly preferredJob Type: Full-timePay: From $45,000.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Flexible schedule Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceSchedule: 4x10 5x8Supplemental pay types: Bonus payWork Location: One location

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