Sample Probate Paralegal Resume

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Edward Griffin
807 Parkway Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(111)-705-5187
[email]

Job Objective To obtain a Probate Paralegal position and to contribute to the success of the company.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience of management, document drafting and processing of probate cases and claims
  • Sound knowledge of property transactions, legal terminology, case precedents, deeds and wills
  • Commendable knowledge of probate, trust, conservatorship, guardianship and estate planning lawsand concepts
  • Proficient in using tax and estate planning software, MS Office and QuickBooks
  • Ability to prepare, archive, review and maintain financial records and legal documents
  • Ability to conduct legal research skills using appropriate electronic legal databases

Professional Experience:

Probate Paralegal
Robert Half International, Sierra Vista, AZ
August 2012 – Present

Responsibilities:

  • Checked and analyzed all relevant law sources and financial documents.
  • Identified and contacted all qualified beneficiaries, interested parties and creditors.
  • Drafted and filed legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, and contracts in court.
  • Managed litigations and case calendar and prepared for court hearings.
  • Computed estate tax returns and assisted in transfer of assets to beneficiaries.
  • Met and interacted with clients, financial professionals and court officials, as required.

Probate Paralegal
Holland & Knight, Sierra Vista, AZ
May 2009 – July 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Assembled, interpreted and evaluated all relevant legal documents and financial records.
  • Executed case-related legal research and interviewed all clients and witnesses.
  • Prepared, maintained and filed petitions, pleadings, discovery requests and other legal documents.
  • Advised and assisted attorneys in preparation of assigned case hearings, in a timely manner.
  • Computed property tax and tax returns and created list of assets and liabilities.
  • Identified beneficiaries and delivered bequests to them, in a scheduled manner.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Assisting
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

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