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Estate Planning / Elder Law Paralegal / Associate

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Law Firm

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Date Last Verified

Nov 12, 2021

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Oct 11, 2021


Norwell, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Elder Law >> Elder Law
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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About Us:

  • We design and maintain comprehensive estate plans and administer trusts and estates.
  • We provide high-quality service and peace of mind to our clients and their loved ones.

About You:

  • You love interacting with people and making a difference in their lives.
  • You are instantly likable, confident but humble and establish rapport effortlessly.
  • You have outstanding computer skills and are not afraid to learn new software programs.
  • You are comfortable organizing, analyzing, and summarizing financial information, drafting estate plans, processing multi-step assignments, communicating with clients and following up on casework.
  • You can anticipate problems and issues and exercise sound independent judgment.
  • You easily comprehend new instructions and information and enjoy your role in the progression of the workflow.

About the Opportunity:

  • Develop a working knowledge of estate planning and prepare Last Wills and Testament, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Deeds, Realty Trusts, Trustee Certificates, Life Estate Calculations, Change of Beneficiary Forms, Engagement Letters, Grantor Trust Letters, Funding Instructions, and Final Summary Letters.
  • Develop a working knowledge of all estate and trust administration including all forms and procedures involved in a Voluntary, Informal and Formal Probate as well as a working knowledge of the MUPC and MUTC procedural guides.
  • Communicate with clients, financial institutions, registries, courts and other related parties by phone, email and correspondence to address inquiries and casework after research, review and communication with the supervising attorney.
  • Prepare comprehensive case, asset and family summaries to forecast and meet case deadlines independently.
  • Organize and understand client financial records to develop an accurate detailed accounting for case settlement and state filings.
  • Present a professional and friendly demeanor to clients, develop rapport, gather information and review documentation for signature.
  • Witness/notarize signing of documents, stamp/seal, finalize, summarize, upload, deliver casework with a review of next steps and follow up to the completion of all outstanding tasks.
  • Create new file folders (electronic and hardcopy), copy, scan, file, organize/analyze/summarize client information to develop a working knowledge of client facts and legal issues sufficient to productively work the case with the attorney and become the client contact.
  • Perform data entry of client, calendar, task, billing, and accounting information.
  • Manage workflow, tasks and client information effectively to address shifting priorities and bring each case to a successful and timely conclusion.
  • Maintain daily billing records in compliance with PYWL standards.
  • Maintain sufficient billable hours to meet weekly and monthly targets.
  • Participate in new client development, creation of marketing/educational materials and building opportunities for growth and improvement of the firm.


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PYWL is a South Shore law firm practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law and long-term care planning. We are a fast-paced law office helping families during emotional times when they need to know their work is our priority.

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