1+ months

Paralegal Assistant - Personal Planning Group

Seattle, WA 98104
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. Under supervision, assist paralegals, lawyers, and clients with a variety of entry-level paralegal duties. Maintain positive contact with clients and observe confidentiality. Essential Functions Assist in drafting of wills, powers of attorney, revocable trusts, and other related documents. Prepare documents related to the transfer of assets, including deeds, notices of withdrawal rights, and assignments. Creates electronic and hard copy records. Maintains physical and electronic records up to date. Obtains electronic signatures on client documents. Prepares distribution of documents for execution. Prepares mailings of completed documents to clients. Prepares reconciliation of invoices and credit cards. Maintains positive contact with attorneys and paralegals and observes confidentiality of client matters. Keeps accurate time records. Maintains a positive attitude and provides excellent client service. Perform computer database input and retrieval. Perform other duties, as assigned. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm's attendance expectations. Specific Skills Required Attention to detail a must. Strong organizational, analytical, communications and related technical skills. Effective verbal and writing skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks, concurrent deadlines and work well under pressure. Ability to establish effective working relationships with Firm lawyers and paralegals, client personnel, and other professionals including responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner. Independently prioritize and organize workflow, possess strong attention to detail and display initiative. Demonstrates increased level of technical understanding of legal tasks and procedures. Demonstrates ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Excellent customer service skills. Specific Skills Preferred Ability to take initiative and to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Education and Experience Requires a high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related experience as a Paralegal Assistant or in a legal administrative support role in probate and trust administration AA or BA degree preferred. Paralegal Certificate a plus. Familiarity with commonly used programs such as Outlook, Excel, and OneNote a plus.
Posted: 2022-03-23 Expires: 2022-05-24

Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country's "100 Best Places to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 13 consecutive years, we provide an exceptional foundation on which to continue or expand your practice. During the past three years, we have hired more than 200 lateral attorneys firmwide at all experience levels. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we're dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success--both inside and outside the office.

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Paralegal Assistant - Personal Planning Group

Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA 98104

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