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Paralegal - Estates

Company: Hansen & Rosasco, LLP
Location: Islandia
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Hansen & Rosasco is a medium sized law firm which represents clientswith 9/11 related illnesses before the Victim Compensation Fund. Hansen & Rosasco has an immediate opening for a full time paralegal with minimum 2 years experience in estates and working knowledge of the Surrogates Court in multiple counties. The paralegal we need is a self-starter, able to manage multiple extensive claims concurrently; and understands the need for attention to detail and empathy when working with clients. We are looking for a team player, who will also thrive while working independently. This is a full time onsite position in Hansen & Rosasco's Islandia (Suffolk County) office. This paralegals responsibilities and requirements include the following: Responsibilities Meeting with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and others to discuss assigned cases or projects Communicating with and explaining estate filing requirements and timelines to clients Assisting clients with completing required forms Compiling necessary documentation and information for submission of claims Reviewing all forms for clarity, consistency and accuracy Preparing, organizing and managing case files Tracking and updating firm case management system for claim filing completion and coordinating with attorneys and other legal support staff for follow up Requirements 2+ years experience in estate practice in a law firm Comfortable speaking with clients, particularly those who may be grieving Experience working with the Surrogate's Court in Nassau, Suffolk and the 5 boroughs Bachelors Degree Paralegal degree or certificate or 5+ years legal work in a position with increasing responsibility Excellent communication skills both written and verbal (heavy client contact) Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Teams, and Outlook Interest and ability to learn new software Self-directed and independent Caring and empathetic Ability to maintain confidentiality, and to exercise discretion and good judgment Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package offered. We request a cover letter AND resume. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. While we appreciate all interest in employment with Hansen & Rosasco, we will only contact those applicants who possess the requisite experience, and with whom we wish to interview. No phone calls will be accepted. Company Description Hansen & Rosasco is a medium sized law firm that exclusively represents victims of 9/11 before the Victim Compensation Fund. We represent those who have 9/11 related illnesses, as well as those whose loved one has died due to 9/11 related illnesses. Our firm culture is one of teamwork, self-direction, and empathy. Our workplace is calm, friendly, and drama-free.

Keywords: Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, Westport , Paralegal - Estates, Other , Islandia, Connecticut

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