Job Details

Estates & Trusts Paralegal

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

May 31, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 13, 2021

Posted on

Jan 22, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Buffalo, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Trusts and Estates >> Trusts and Estates
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Estates & Trusts Paralegal
Candidate must have: AAS in Paralegal studies certificate; Baccalaureate Degree in Paralegal studies or related field of study preferred. Knowledge of legal principles and practices in the estate and trust area at a level normally acquired through and/or equivalent to 3+ years' full-time paralegal experience. At least three years of experience in estate and trust field preferred. Knowledge and experience in Surrogate’s Court procedures. Commensurate combination of education and experience will be considered. Customer focused, able to demonstrate specific instances of outstanding client service, including identifying and anticipating needs, delivering to expectations and follow through. Demonstrates initiative and perseverance in meeting stated deadlines. Competent in the full range of computer software related to the position including relevant databases, MSOffice suite. Must be a motivated and highly organized individual who will provide paralegal support to the estates and trusts attorneys and cost effective representation of the firm’s clients, focusing on all aspects of Surrogate’s Court practice, including estate and trust administration and accountings. Familiarity with fiduciary tax returns is a plus. This position is client facing, so a demonstrated ability to interface with clients and effective writing skills are a must.

Additional info

Requisition Number: ESTAT01292

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Hodgson Russ LLP.
The Guaranty Building
140 Pearl Street,Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14202

Review:

"A law firm where you will definitely not make top dollar as an associate"

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

As an associate, you might feel your talents are better compensated elsewhere. Salary and benefits at this firm appear unchanging over the years.

Pros : The best thing about this job is that you will always be busy. There is work coming out of the woodwork for you. You have no choice but to improve your skills.
Cons : The worst part about this firm is that salary and benefits have been stagnant for years. Inflation seems to outpace this firm's interest in giving raises and bonuses.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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