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Associate Attorney

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Company name

Unsworth LaPlante, PLC

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Practice Area

Trusts and Estates

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


USA Albany, NY

Posted on

Oct 18,2017

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Boutique estate planning law firm seeks Associate Attorney with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to learn quickly and efficiently. This Attorney would work in our new Albany, NY office. The ability to work one-on-one with clients and a desire to help clients find peace of mind is the primary requirement. Training in the Estate Planning field is provided as necessary. Any experience in Estate Planning, Elder Law, or Real Estate is a plus.

We are looking for someone who can help us hit the ground running as we open a new branch of our firm in Albany. This attorney would work closely with us in Vermont, but would ultimately oversee the Albany office. Our timeline to hire would ideally be fall 2017, but is largely dependent on finding the right attorney for the job.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients to establish Estate Plans, which may consist of Trusts, Wills, and Medicaid Planning Documents
  • Problem-solving to develop creative ways to help clients with planning
  • Presenting public seminars about Estate Planning and Medicaid
  • Reviewing client documentation and working with staff to develop new documents for clients


  • Juris Doctorate
  • New York Bar License
  • 2-5 Years of Legal Experience, but no prior Estate Planning required
  • Highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional client interaction skills
  • Strong computer skills preferred. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  • Willingness to train in Essex Junction, Vermont for two months prior to working in Albany

Why Unsworth LaPlante is different from other firms:

  • We are a small firm that values quality of life
  • We believe in compensating well for hard work, both with salary and vacation time
  • We work with nice clients who we can take care of is our priority                                                                                           

Please click "Apply Now" to submit your cover letter and resume to Ellen LaPlante.


Company info

Unsworth LaPlante, PLC

Company Profile

Unsworth LaPlante, PLC is dedicated to providing clients with quality estate planning resources. When clients visit or call our office, we want them to feel comfortable discussing important issues concerning their family. Our goal is to ensure that a client's estate passes to whom they want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner chosen. Each day is a new challenge, but we generally get to work with nice, interesting people who are grateful for the Peace of Mind we provide. Additionally, we take pride in being the only member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys in Vermont and northeastern New York.