Plan for your career today.
Do you want to help people pass their legacy on smoothly?
We are an entrepreneurial Senior focused Estate Planning Firm that is on track for aggressive growth and we need a newly California licensed Associate with one to two years of experience to join our team and work directly with the Owner and other attorneys to support the team and help our clients.
We want to be known for helping our clients plan for the unexpected and make sure their final wishes are honored. We are growing fast, and we need an Associate who has a passion for working with seniors and is willing to learn.
PLEASE READ ENTIRE AD PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR RESUME. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY USING THIS ONLINE SYSTEM; WE WON’T SEE IT. INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY ARE AT THE END OF THE JOB POSTING.
You will shadow both the Owner and other Attorneys for at least three months to learn the responsibilities of the job and then be expected to manage your own cases. One of your main responsibilities will be to appear in court for our probate cases, conservatorships, and other court hearings. If your ultimate goal is to be a trial attorney, this position is not for you.
You will be expected to learn and know the law, prepare your own documents to go to court and work well with court staff.
You need to demonstrate that you project confidence and competence when dealing with clients and people on behalf of our clients.
Specifically, you must be able to learn:
· Explain and discuss Medi-Cal Long-Term Care, answer questions, and determine Medi-Cal eligibility
· Do a comprehensive review of assets, determine how to best protect them, and how Medi-Cal could assist in these efforts
· Supervise the work of the Paralegal and Trust Compliance Manager to ensure proper legal documents are prepared, executed, and filed, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deeds, contracts, court documents and more
· Ensure accurate and timely filings
· Attend Court Hearings
The Ideal Candidate
Will be required to travel to court and visit our clients in their homes, senior care communities and hospitals. If you see a case file as an opportunity to help someone protect their hard-earned assets and the future of their family, you’ll like the way we think.
Skills and experience are important and valued, However, your personality, character, intelligence, and integrity are also extremely important considerations, so we are willing to teach some of the finer points.
Salary is commensurate with skill and experience and is negotiable. The compensation package includes base salary plus bonus compensation for production and performance. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, a 401K, and paid time off. We also pay for continuing legal education, bar dues, and some approved voluntary bar memberships.
How to Apply
If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, we look forward to reviewing your resume. Please follow these instructions. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Prepare a cover letter that explains what you believe are the 3 most important qualities for an attorney working with seniors. As a closing sentence please write, “I have read the instructions contained in the job posting and have followed the instructions.” Do not send your resume’ through the online application system. Instead, email your cover letter, resume’, and a recent substantive writing sample from law school or work experience that demonstrates your performance as an advocate in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email should be your last name (all caps), followed by a hyphen and the word “associate,” followed by one word that you would use to describe yourself (lower case) (i.e. SMITH-associate awesome)
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