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Estate Planning Paralegal (13987)

Designation: Direct Hire Category: Legal Location: Houston, TX
Salary: DOE Job Code: 13987  

Job Description:

Small Houston area law office has an immediate need for an experienced Estate Planning Paralegal to join their fast paced office. Ideal candidate will be experienced in Probate, Estate Planning, Family Law or Real Estate.  This small office needs a team player, someone willing to wear many hats.  Duties include filing, e-filing, billing, attorney time entry, client contact, proofreading documents, and supporting one attorney and one paralegal on all cases.

BENEFITS: 11 Paid days off, major holidays, EE birthday and 3 floating holidays 5 days of Paid Time Off after 1 year, 10 after 2 years, 15 after 3 years 401K after completion of probationary period of 6 months, up to 4% ER match Health insurance after qualifying period of I think 3 months 


·         Paralegal with Probate and/or Family Law and/or Real estate experience

·         needs to be able to file the applications with the court and manage the file from start to finish, including billing

·         Someone who can set up a case appropriate physical, computer, and billing client file, organize and maintain it

·         Strong work ethic and self-motivated; takes pride and ownership in work product

·         Willing to accept direction, but thinks and problem solves independently; wants to stay busy and looks for work

·         Software skills needed QuickBooks (SC: beginner level ok. Almost all we do in QB is write checks), Microsoft Office (SC: Word, Outlook, Excel – intermediate level or above), LexisNexis, File & Serve,  (e-filing and e-recording experience is a must) TimeSlips (SC: a similar attorney billing software is okay – what we need is someone with experience entering attorney time, including catching mistakes and double entries, even on previously billed invoices, and being cognizant of special billing circumstances for each client), PDF Pro (SC: intermediate or above) 

Becky Barclay