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Estate Planning Paralegal

Company: Douglass & Runger
Location: Memphis
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please read all the way to the end of the posting and follow the instructions explicitly. Applications that do not follow all instructions will not be considered.

We are looking for an experienced Legal Assistant who can help the busy attorneys and paralegals at our law office assist our probate and family law clients. You'll be responsible for drafting legal documents, meeting with clients, answering phone calls and emails, arranging meetings, and ensuring our legal team is aware of upcoming deadlines. You'll also perform any other tasks as needed to ensure our firm is operating efficiently.

Prepare a cover letter with no more than two paragraphs and a closing sentence. In the first paragraph, explain what you believe are the 3 most important qualities needed in someone who works with (1) family law clients or (2) probate law clients (You can pick whatever practice area client you would like) and why you believe they are the most important qualities needed for someone who works with those particular type clients. In the second paragraph, explain why you applied to this particular ad. As a closing sentence, please write, "I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions."


Handle office correspondence and administrative tasks such as responding to emails and phone calls, communicating with opposing attorney offices, taking dictation, and letting the team know about upcoming deadlines
Ensure client billing is processed properly using daily time records with assistance from the accounting department
Help with creating a variety of litigation documents, including pleadings, motions, subpoenas, affidavits, contracts, and briefs for case preparation, and proofread documents when necessary
Make travel arrangements, schedule meetings and appointments for the team, such as depositions, and coordinate with outside vendors for events
Complete legal research as needed under the supervision of attorneys and paralegals


Comfortable working with all Microsoft Office products
High school diploma or equivalent is required; associate's degree is a plus
Applicants must have excellent communication skills and organizational skills
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with quick turnaround times
At least 1-2 years of previous experience in a law firm setting performing administrative tasks

About Company:
Douglass & Runger is a growing, small law firm servicing clients primarily in the areas of family law, probate law, and estate planning. We help our family law clients navigate the divorce process by protecting the things most important to them: the well-being of their minor children and their personal assets, and we provide our probate clients peace of mind after the death of a loved one by navigating them through the probate process. We maintain a family-like environment for not only our clients but also our attorneys and staff and are protective of our in-office culture. We provide our clients the security of knowing that they have a law firm that will support them through difficult life obstacles they face no matter what!

Keywords: Douglass & Runger, Memphis , Estate Planning Paralegal, Legal , Memphis, Tennessee

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