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Trust & Estates Paralegal - legal/paralegal - job employment

City: Seattle-tacoma
Date: 01 Aug 2020
Category: legal / paralegal

Karr Tuttle Campbell, a Northwest law firm founded in 1904, seeks an experienced trust & estates paralegal to join our team-oriented administrative staff.

Basic Function:
Performs all trust and estates department paralegal duties and must be capable of managing and prioritizing a heavy caseload for multiple trust and estates attorneys. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience. Candidate must have a great attitude, will be a team player, have a proactive work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, will be proficient in proof-reading and data entry, detail oriented and have the ability to work well under pressure. Candidate should be familiar with a broad range of trust and estates practice.

Essential Duties will Include:

Probate / Post-Mortem Administration: Work with multiple attorneys to handle all aspects of probate and post-mortem trust administration from initiation to completion including:
• Draft probate pleadings and trust notices and proofread for accuracy.
• Ex Parte Court appearance.
• Prepare estate inventory.
• Prepare estate and trust accountings.
• Draft all distribution documents including preparation and recording of deeds and related documents.
• Work directly and communicate well with clients and clients’ advisors.
• Assist attorney with drafting and filing estate and gift tax returns.

Estate Planning and Trust Funding: Work with multiple attorneys as requested to assist in estate planning documentation and transfers and manage ongoing long-term projects including:
• Understand basic estate planning and estate tax concepts.
• Prepare trust funding documents and correspondence.
• Draft estate planning documents as requested.
• Manage and perform specific tasks for the routine maintenance of family limited liability companies, qualified personal residence trusts, and life insurance trusts.

Strong knowledge of estate and trust administration and general estate planning concepts. Ability to work collaboratively and/or independently, while being proactive in prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines. Ability to confidently perform court filings and court recordings. Knowledge of probate statutes and court rules, including ability to research. Must demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality, maintaining client confidences and protecting operations by safeguarding private information.

Skills: Advanced word processing/computer skills utilizing a variety of software programs including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe and Fileshare. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation, attention to detail and follow-through skills. Should also be highly organized and able to successfully multi-task and meet set deadlines. Strong customer service, ability to be flexible and work effectively as part of a team is required.

Prestigious law firm provides great environment and working atmosphere. Salary DOE/excellent benefits. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY outlining their qualifications to Marguerite Sandico, Director of Human Resources, Karr Tuttle Campbell, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300, Seattle, WA 98104 or to [email protected] All inquiries are confidential.

Karr Tuttle Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.
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