Part-Time Legal Assistant

The Van Winkle Law Firm is seeking a part-time Legal Assistant to join our Trust, Estates, and Elder Law team in our Asheville, NC office.

This position provides support in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a hands-on, positive, “can-do” approach. Compensation is dependent on experience and skill set. The position is part-time (25-hours per week) with the possibility of advancement to full time.

– Respond to client inquiries, and requests in a timely manner, prioritizing as necessary
– Maintain confidentiality of all client matters with a professional and positive approach
– Open new files, conduct conflict checks, maintain files, and close files as required
– Review and respond to all incoming calls and emails daily; insure all initial potential client contacts (cold calls) are responded to timely
– Develop tracking and organizational systems for new and existing clients
– Manage daily workflow
– Assist in preparation of documents and estate administration tasks
– Interact frequently with the Clerk of Superior Court
– Prepare all manner of correspondences with clients, colleagues, and the court system
– Assist in fiduciary support tasks
– Assist in marketing calls/meetings with potential referral resources
– Assist in development of client events and related materials
– Demonstrate good judgment and professionalism, and exhibit flexibility to provide support as needed
– Demonstrate strong reasoning and problem-solving skills
– Other tasks as needed and assigned

– Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required; advanced skills or education is a plus
– Prior paralegal or legal assistant experience working in an Estate or Elder Law practice preferred
– Communication skills both oral and written
– Must be personable, empathetic, patient and caring; experience working with the elderly is a plus
– Exceptional attention to detail; technologically proficient; ability to adapt to new technologies
– Current Notary preferred
– Experience with the following preferred: ProLaw, FAS Accounting, Simplifile

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $17.50 – $20.00 per hour

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