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Title : Trust and Estates Paralegal I

Location : Illinois - Chicago
Refer to Job # AERQ859109

Be a part of a highly successful, full-service law firm that counts among its esteemed clients many Fortune 250 firms. This firm has a reputation for treating associates exceedingly well. The branch office of a large international law firm, this firm's practice has consistently been strong in the litigation, corporate and tax fields; however, the firm also has made a definite commitment to intellectual property related work in the Los Angeles legal market. The Los Angeles branch has a full book of business involving some of the biggest movers and shakers on the national and international scene. An aggressive development track has associates achieving partner status in a very limited amount of time compared to other national firms of its stature. This firms is generally seeking the best and the brightest--meaning it is most willing to consider associates from top schools and firms.
Trust and Estates Paralegal I Qualifications: Provide legal and administrative support to advisors and attorneys. Perform clerical tasks as needed, e.g. make copies, proofread, scan documents to PDF and save to DMS, create folder labels, assemble materials for binders, prepare packages, write cover memos. Monitor deadlines of key dates and work with Calendar Court Services to provide email reminders of upcoming deadlines. Preparation of flowcharts and summaries of estate plans. Preparation of valuations of assets Preparation of Insurance transfer and claim forms. Preparation of beneficiary designation, transfer and claim forms. Preparation of health care proxies and powers of attorney. Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required. A paralegal certificate is preferred. 2+ years of experience related to trusts and Estates. Excellent communication skills are necessary with the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, paralegals, clients, and vendors. Strong technical skills are required, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and a form of Document Management System. Must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment. A?

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