TRUST AND ESTATE SENIOR ATTORNEY

Growing Akron law firm is seeking a Senior-level Attorney to be an integral part of a well-established Trust and Estate practice group that provides legal services and advice to both new and existing clients of the firm. The attorney must be an effective client relationship manager possessing strong communication skills and a desire to be productive and motivated to run a successful practice. This position offers an outstanding practice development opportunity in a region where there is a need for a greater number of attorneys who focus exclusively on trust and estate practice.

Specific duties and responsibilities include working with and advising clients on the design and implementation of estate plans, assisting clients with charitable planning including the establishment of private foundations and other sophisticated charitable vehicles, advising the owners of closely held businesses on the design and implementation of succession plans; counseling fiduciaries in estate and trust settlement and administration, representing clients in connection with contested probate matters; and preparing and reviewing estate and gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 7 years of experience working on matters in the areas of wealth management and estate planning for high net worth individuals and their families.   Additionally, candidates need to be heavily ingrained in the Akron community (charitable foundations, professional organizations, Akron bar association, etc.) or willing to become so. Must be admitted in Ohio and have a license in good standing.  Candidates should possess solid writing, communication and research skills. This position requires a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

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LITIGATION PARALEGAL

One of Cleveland’s finest downtown law firms is seeking a Litigation Paralegal due to department growth. 

Responsibilities include all aspects of discovery and trial preparation: the collection, review and analysis of documents; electronic discovery; written responses to discovery requests; subpoenas; scheduling and preparing for depositions; and post judgment appellate work and judgment collection.  Additional duties include assisting with preparation of all pleadings, legal memorandum and correspondence, as well as maintaining files, performing legal research, and overseeing docket scheduling.

5+ years of litigation experience, including trial experience, is a must.  Experience with IP litigation is considered a plus.  Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate/Associate Degree preferred. 

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PROBATE/ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL

Downtown Cleveland law firm is seeking an experienced Probate/Estate Planning Paralegal to join their department growing firm needs. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with clients, banks, brokerage firms, and appraisers to obtain information concerning decedent’s assets
  • Assist with the preparation of gift and estate tax returns and file with appropriate taxing authorities
  • Administer probate-related matters, including the preparation of pleadings for formal probates, informal probates, guardianships, and conservatorships
  • Draft various pleadings including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.
  • Assist with estate administration matters 

Minimum of 3+ years of probate administration/estate planning experience, preferably in a larger firm or boutique firm environment. Paralegal certificate at a minimum is required.  Candidates must have experience with the preparation of federal estate tax returns (Form 706) and federal gift tax returns (Form 709) and should have familiarity with fiduciary income tax returns (Form 1041).  Must be able to work independently and with larger valued probate/estate matters.

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BILLING SPECIALIST

Suburban law firm is adding a Billing Specialist to their accounting department due to growth.

General responsibilities will include issuing payment for client claims, receiving and inputting bills from client administrators, adjusting and entering all bills, preparing and issuing checks, and assisting with some A/P accounting.

2+ years of accounting or billing in addition to solid data entry skills are required.  Associate degree preferred.  Must be willing to work in a fast pace in a smaller departmental setting.

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CONTRACT LEGAL ASSISTANTS

Suburban legal entity is seeking legal assistants/secretaries, litigation paralegals and junior or entry level attorneys with prior litigation or document reviewer experience for long term contract positions for high profile document case reviews. These positions are slated to start immediately to within the next 2 weeks.

General responsibilities include reviewing documents in preparation for depositions, audit cases for record needs, carry out the collection of necessary records pertinent to cases and assist with preparation and organization of documents.

Prior litigation experience is preferred but open to solid experience with document review. This position is expected to continue for several months. No parking costs.

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RN/NURSE PARALEGAL

One of Cleveland’s most prestigious downtown law firms is seeking a Nurse/RN Paralegal for it’s medical malpractice department.

Responsibilities will focus on working on mass tort matters wherein medical terminology will be key aspect and assisting with medical products cases or other cases that require a nursing background.

Candidates must have prior law firm experience and nursing degree. Additionally, prior nursing experience in ICU, CCU, MedSurg or ER is required. Open to those with required nursing experience, paralegal degree/certificate, and internship as a nurse paralegal.

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JUNIOR LEGAL SECRETARY

This downtown Cleveland law firm is seeking a Junior Legal Secretary for their growing practice groups.  This is an amazing opportunity for the legal secretary with a few years of experience to transition into one of Cleveland’s top law firms.

General responsibilities include:

  • Typing correspondence, memoranda, and other legal documents;
  • Reviewing and date stamping incoming mail;
  • Establishing and maintaining calendar, contact lists, and deadline reminder systems;
  • Maintaining attorney and general office files;
  • Reviewing and preparing files for closing;
  • Scheduling appointments and travel arrangements;
  • Entering attorney and paralegal time into the timekeeping system;
  • Working with Billing Department and billing attorney to review and revise billing Proformas and assisting in finalizing bills for client mailing;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Candidates should have between 2 and 5 years of legal experience.  Advanced Word skills in addition to Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are required.  Working knowledge of Nuance considered a plus.

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