Washington State Paralegal Association

Paralegal - Landerholm, P.S - Vancouver, WA

07/08/2020 11:59 AM | WSPA Bevins (Administrator)
Probate Paralegal

About Landerholm, P.S.

Since 1948, the attorneys and professionals at Landerholm, P.S. have served as legal advisors and trusted advocates to individuals and businesses throughout Southwest Washington and beyond. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, we focus our legal practice in the areas of business, estate planning and probate, litigation, real estate, construction, and workers’ compensation. We offer a great working environment and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, and a 401(k) program.

Summary of Position

Landerholm, P.S. is seeking an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to work with the attorneys and staff in our Estate Planning and Probate Department. The successful candidate will have a college degree or paralegal certificate along with experience in estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Familiarity with community property law and tax issues applicable to estates and trusts is beneficial, but not required.

Functions

  • Assist the attorney during initial client conferences and follow-up meetings.
  • Review and understand the basic provisions of estate planning documents.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and others.
  •  Arrange for the valuation of assets.
  • Prepare inventories of assets and spreadsheets to show allocation of assets.
  • Conduct legal research for review by attorney.
  • Draft probate pleadings and other legal documents for attorney review.
  • File appropriate documents with the court, tax authorities, or other agencies. 
  • Maintain various documents and financial records for trusts and estates.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft documents with keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Ability to analyze options and anticipate client and/or attorney needs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel and Word.
  • ProLaw and iManage experience, a plus.

Requirements & Prerequisites                          

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in probate or trust administration.
  • Full-time: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to clientservices@landerholm.com .

Landerholm1665C.eps

805 Broadway Street, Suite 1000

T: (360) 696-3312

P.O. Box 1086

T: (503) 283-3393

Vancouver, WA  98666

F: (360) 696-2122

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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