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Senior Estates Paralegal

Company: Gravis Law, PLLC
Location: Kennewick
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description:
As a Senior Estates Paralegal, you will perform a variety of paralegal and administrative tasks in our collaborative team-oriented culture. You will support your local attorney(s) and team by assisting with case planning, development, and management, legal research, client communication, drafting and filing legal documents and making recommendations to attorneys. The successful candidate has a passion for various areas of law which can include Family Law, Litigation, Estates and Probate work etc. and is motivated to help create a pleasant workplace. As a Senior Paralegal, you have more knowledge and experience than other support staff. It is expected that you can successfully complete complex job duties.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Senior paralegals perform legal assignments with a higher degree of independence and their responsibilities are greater than other legal assistants within the firm.
  • Managing attorney dockets to ensure that all deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Reviewing files and conferring with attorneys to discuss the status of the file as well as upcoming deadlines.
  • Assisting attorneys with preparing for client meetings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, pre-trial, trial, etc.
  • Drafting letters, briefs, memorandums, discovery, and other legal documents.
  • Filing and e-filing briefs, memorandums, discovery, and other legal documents.
  • Maintaining client files both electronic and physical files.
  • Communicating with clients on a very regular basis.
  • Conducting legal research and drafting.
  • Efficiently providing top-notch legal products and superior service to clients.
  • Contributes and maintains SOP, forms, and workflow process improvements.
  • Exercise leadership in coordinating the work, training, and mentoring of internal office staff and other admin staff in their area(s) and across other transactional practice areas.
  • Covering the front desk and phones when necessary to ensure that clients and other office visitors receive prompt and professional service.
  • Maintaining a well-respected reputation amongst clients, opposing counsel, Judges, Court staff, and colleagues.
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:
    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS*:

    • High school diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
    • Paralegal certificate.
    • 5+ years of Paralegal experience.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
    • Ability to talk, listen and speak clearly on the phone and through written communications.
    • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook).
    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.

      *Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.
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      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      • College graduate with bachelor's degree preferred.
      • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills and an ability to successfully juggle multiple mandates at the same time.
      • Excellent analytical skills and an ability to effectively use both data and experience-based instinct to make decisions.
      • Positive and professional demeanor with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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        FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AT GRAVIS LAW:
        Gravis Law offers a professional work environment, a competitive salary including bonuses, along with generous benefits which generally include:
        Wage: $26.00 - $30.00 per hour
        Benefits:

        • Insurance: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
        • Retirement: 401(k) plan with company matching
        • Paid flexible time off: 80 hours annually for Vacation/Sick days
        • Paid Federal Holidays
        • Paid Volunteer Time Off: Up to 16 hours annually

          Other Compensation: Opportunity to cross train and grow within the organization
          Bonus Program: Paralegals are also eligible to participate in the Paralegal Bonus Program.
          Equal Pay.
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          WORK ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
          Duties will be performed in a standard office environment. Employees must have the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with Gravis policy. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to work weekends, holidays, be on call, and some employees could be required to travel overnight on occasion.
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          This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of a Senior Paralegal. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. These are considered essential duties and are illustrative of those job tasks that are fundamental. Employees may be required to perform additional related duties as may be assigned by management. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          -Compensation details: 26-30 Hourly WagePI1832d01b1c0b-31181-33723834

Keywords: Gravis Law, PLLC, Kennewick , Senior Estates Paralegal, Legal , Kennewick, Washington

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