Job Details

TRUSTS AND ESTATES PARALEGAL

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 22, 2021

Posted on

Apr 19, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Lebanon, NH, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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DOWNS RACHLIN MARTIN PLLC, a New England law firm, is seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized paralegal to work in our dynamic and busy Lebanon, NH Trusts & Estates Practice. Our expanding T&E Team currently consists of five attorneys and three paralegals in our NH and VT offices, and is supported by the expertise of DRM’s other practice groups. Qualified candidates will have a college degree or paralegal certificate (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a Trusts and Estates paralegal. While we are primarily seeking candidates that possess these strong estate planning qualifications, we are committed to providing the training necessary for the right candidate with professional services experience to be a successful addition to our Team. Substantive knowledge of all aspects of the estate and trust administration procedure, preferably in Vermont and New Hampshire, is essential. This includes the ability to independently work with clients to obtain the information to complete all required forms, effectively manage and complete all probate and other court filings, and prepare federal and/or state gift and estate tax returns. Experience with drafting estate planning documents, real estate closing documents and property transfer tax returns, and other practice related documents is a plus. A working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook is required, and experience with Vermont and New Hampshire’s online court filing system is preferred. The ideal candidate will be skillful in connecting with clients during difficult times, work collaboratively with legal professionals, and possess strong communication, problem-solving and analytical skills. Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC - DRM serves a wide range of local, regional, national, and international clients. Our lawyers have worked at some of the largest firms, boutiques, and corporations in the U.S., and are now at DRM because they have found they can continue to have sophisticated practices while enjoying the many benefits of living in the New Hampshire-Vermont region. DRM is committed to investing in the professional growth and development of our attorneys and legal professionals. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including industry-leading paid parental leave and two generous retirement plans.

Company info

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

Company Profile

Operating from the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 60-plus attorneys of Downs Rachlin Martin help make goals achievable and get important things done. From six offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, the firm represents clients from a diverse array of regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Receive fresh thinking and uncommon value in the areas of business law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, litigation and energy and telecommunications law from the attorneys at Downs Rachlin Martin: business sense, legal ingenuity.

Review:

"Open environment but restrictive advancement path"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

A lot of work is needed to manage a suitable work life balance. Management should promote work-life balance and should treat everyone fairly instead of playing favoritism.

Pros : The firm has very open team environment and great work life balance. The firm has good and friendly environment considering its small to medium size. I really like the knowledge base and experience of some of the attorneys here.
Cons : The worst part is restrictive advancement path for new attorneys and small unbalanced team structure. I have also spent here long frustrated hours without any direction or definition from upper management.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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