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Estate Planning Paralegal 

Category Paralegal  

DOWNS RACHLIN MARTIN PLLC - one of Northern New England's largest law firm - is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, and highly organized paralegal to join its dynamic and busy Trusts & Estates Practice in either our Burlington, VT or Lebanon, NH office. Our expanding T&E Team currently consists of five attorneys and three paralegals in our NH and VT offices, and is supported by the legal ingenuity 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. Substantive knowledge of all aspects of the estate and trust administration procedure, preferable 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.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Estate Planning Paralegal  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Marie Whitbeck  
Location Burlington  
About the Organization  
EOE Statement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at DRM without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. DRM is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. DRM complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Firm has facilities. The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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