Estate Planning/Probate Paralegal

Special Counsel is recruiting an Estate Planning Paralegal Position for a large, national law firm headquartered in Cleveland.  This is a full-time, temporary position, with the possibility of hire.  Work is remote and on-site.   Benefits available.


  • Maintain and safeguard of all estate planning documents
  • Review and outline current client estate plans for clients for attorney review
  • Draft minor estate planning documents such as Wills Codicils, Trust Amendments, Power of Attorney(Healthcare and Financial), Tangible Personal Property memorandum, etc. for attorney review
  • Supervise or witness execution of wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents; review these documents to ensure all necessary signatures
  • Assist clients, where desired, with pre-death planning, including tangibles inventories and funeral planning, and probate avoidance, including re-titling property where necessary
  • Provide assistance, where desired, in the operation of a Delaware private trust company
  • Preparation of probate court documents including opening and closing court papers, inventories and accounts, beneficiary and creditor notices
  • Administration of probate estates and funded trusts, including the collection and transfer of assets, the payment of debts and administration of expenses and the distribution of assets to beneficiaries
  • Preparation of federal estate tax returns.
  • Work with tax department in the preparation of federal and state income tax returns for individuals, estates and trusts and federal gift tax returns.
  • Qualifications

  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Law firm or Accounting firm experience
  • A minimum of 5 years estate planning experience
  • Notary Public
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