Job Summary

Estate and Elder Law Attorney

Relational Estate & Elder Law is searching for a competent, compassionate, and self-motivated estate and elder law attorney. This full-time position will have the responsibility to advise and guide clients as they make end-of-life decisions and navigate end-of-life scenarios, using best legal practices along with our Relational Law principles and model. This position will play a key part in supporting our mission of helping our clients achieve peace of mind and confidence about the future. If you are a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia with strong communication, research, and writing skills, and you are excited by our Relational principles and mission, you can apply by emailing your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Lauren Paige Sorsen at LaurenPaige@relational.law.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Draft, review, and revise legal documents such as wills, trusts, advance medical directives, powers of attorney, deeds, corporate documents, and agreements
  • Advise clients on estate planning, elder law, and estate administration issues, including related real estate, charitable giving, tax, and business issues
  • Represent clients in estate, conservator, guardian, and trust administration matters, including preparing the necessary petitions, orders, reports, notices, receipts, inventories, and/or accountings

Required Skills

  • Empathy and genuine concern for individuals and families, particularly aging adults
  • Excellent active listening and oral communication skills
  • Thorough legal research and writing skills
  • Ability to think broadly and analytically about client issues and problems
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of emotional intelligence

Education and Experience

This position requires a Juris Doctorate as well as a license to practice law in the state of Virginia. Additional licenses in other surrounding states are welcome. A background in estate planning, estate administration, or elder law is preferred, although not required.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding wills, trusts, medical directives, powers of attorney, taxes, guardianship, conservatorship, probate, and Medicaid planning.