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2-10 yrs required
Jun 07, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Homewood office of our client seeks associate attorney with 3+ years of experience in probate, estate planning, and residential real estate. The candidate will provide legal representation in practice areas including probate, estate planning, business law, residential real estate, eviction, and family law. Will provide potential new clients with guidance, legal advice, and options that will be in their best interest during consultations. Represent clients in status calls, hearings, pre-trials, and trials. Prepare probate legal pleadings, motions, discovery, stipulations, etc. as required. Draft estate plan documents and prepare drafting instructions for the support staff when needed. Handles residential real estate transactions and provides instructions for the support staff when needed. Communicate with clients in person, via mail, email, and telephone to commence an engagement, to keep the matter moving forward on a timely basis, and to make certain that the efforts of the firm?s support staff are in tune with the client?s needs. Communicate with financial advisors, insurance agents and companies, accountants, other members of the client?s "team" when authorized to do so by the client as may be necessary to complete the estate plan engagement. Proactively anticipate and resolve issues quickly. Delegate tasks to support staff when appropriate, yet maintain sufficient direct client contact to ensure the client is satisfied with the progress on the matter and the amount of the attorney?s involvement. Help grow the firm's presence, develop a client following to increase the firm's revenues, and keep track of and post all billable and non-billable work. Attend CLE as necessary to maintain competence and any credentialing. Make recommendations to improve processes that will increase service quality and efficiency and responsiveness to clients. Participate in firms marketing activities, including public speaking engagements, writing articles and blogs, and other activities. Adhere to firm policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have experience meeting with clients and conducting consultation meetings, drafting and reviewing estate plans, representing probate clients, representing residential real estate clients, and has the ability to handle a business law, eviction, or family law matter if needed. Advanced skills in MS Office applications essential. Must have IL State Bar admission.
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