Paralegal Assistant

Personal Planning

Job #S20180523 – Seattle, Washington

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Probate Paralegal Assistant. This position will assist with drafting court documents, estate inventories, estate and gift tax returns and correspondence with clients and beneficiaries. 

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Organize and compile documents and data as directed by paralegals and attorneys.
  • Maintain document inventories and indices.
  • Assist in the preparation of documents for client meetings and filing of court documents
  • Assist in the preparation of documents related to the transfer of assets, including financial institution forms, assignments and receipts.  
  • Assist in drafting asset allocation and distribution spreadsheets. 
  • Draft routine correspondence to clients and their advisors, and to financial institutions and government agencies.

Specific Skills Required:

Excellent oral and written communication stills.  Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Ability to type 50 WPM with accuracy.  Ability to work in fast-paced environment, handle and prioritize multiple assignments, and work well under pressure.  Ability to work as part of a team, and independently when appropriate.  Discretion concerning personal planning client matters both inside and outside the Firm.  Proficiency in MS Office Applications including Word, Outlook and Excel. Ability to maintain a positive attitude, provide excellent client service, and take direction well. Familiarity with Washington probate and federal and state estate tax procedures is a plus.

Education & Experience:

Requires a high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related experience as a Paralegal Assistant or similar administrative support role in probate and trust administration, or delivery of financial products and services to high net worth individuals.  AA or BA degree preferred.  Paralegal Certificate a plus.


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