Probate Paralegal - posted 8/29/19

Probate Paralegal - posted 8/29/19

Company Name: 
Mansour Gavin LPA
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

Mansour Gavin LPA, a law firm in downtown Cleveland, is currently seeking a mid-level paralegal to support its Estate Planning and Probate group. 

  • Candidate will primarily provide support to attorneys in the firm’s estate planning and probate group including preparation of pleadings, probate forms, estate planning documents and correspondence; communication with clients; assistance with administration of estates and trusts including review of documents and records provided by clients, CPAs, banks and corporate fiduciaries; analysis of financial records and identification and valuation of assets held at death utilizing IRS-approved methods; drafting of federal and state estate tax returns; preparation of inventories and Fiduciary and Trust Accountings; management of checkbooks for estate and trust funds and accounting of funds received and expended; and case and calendar management.  
  • Must be able to learn and use firm practice management, time and billing, and probate software. 
  • Candidate should be organized, able to exercise independent judgment, problem solve and prioritize workload.  This position requires a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Candidate will be expected to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential client information.   

The firm offers: competitive compensation, 401(k)/profit sharing plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a generous benefits package including health insurance with employer contribution to health savings plan, life insurance and disability. 

Requirements or Qualifications: 
  • The ideal candidate has a paralegal certificate or degree and has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Probate Paralegal.  
  • A background in accounting or business is preferred. Experience with managing real estate files and knowledge of fiduciary income tax is a plus.
  • Solid writing and proofreading skills are required. 
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of products including Word and Excel is required. 
Application Process: 
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to:
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
August 29 2019
Additional Information: 
Founded in 1954 and based in Cleveland, Ohio, Mansour Gavin LPA is a growing firm with 25 lawyers and additional office locations in Chagrin Falls and Independence. Mansour Gavin provides a wide range of legal services to individuals and many successful privately held and publicly traded corporations.