Job Summary

Estate Planning Paralegal Internship (Spring 2025)

At Relational Estate & Elder Law, we are passionate about bringing confidence and peace of mind about the future to residents in Winchester, Northern Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. Our team of legal professionals specializes in estate planning, elder planning, and estate administration, and we love to come alongside our clients as they seek to protect themselves, their families, and their assets. With the right legal documents, we help them create plans for the future that accomplish their goals and allow them to rest easy.

To apply, please email your resume to LaurenPaige@relational.law

Description: We are looking for an Estate Planning Paralegal Intern to join our team. The Estate Planning Paralegal Intern will be part of a team that ensures that our estate planning matters are processed correctly and promptly. Our clients are worried about their families and futures, and this position will be a key part in our mission of providing them with hope and peace of mind through Relational Estate Planning®.

What We Are Looking For: A detail-oriented, organized, and meticulous person who enjoys learning and will strive to meet our high standards for quality legal work.

Anticipated Start Date: January 2025 (negotiable)

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Internship Benefits

  • Pay of $15-$17 an hour
  • Potential for college credit (if applicable)
  • Experience with law-specific technology
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with our team
  • Gain practical experience with law-specific technology
  • Opportunity to participate in client meetings and consultations
  • Opportunity to experience drafting and revision of legal documents such as contracts, wills, trusts, and more.
  • Exposure to “Relational” principles
  • This opportunity will be offered either remote or in-person in Winchester and Ashburn, VA.
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Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure clients move promptly through the Estate Planning Process.
  • Ensure quality assurance on estate planning documents and client experience.
  • Prepare estate documents for clients to sign and facilitate the signing process as needed or as back-up to other EP Team members.
  • Participate in Winchester signings and when scheduled, Ashburn signings.
  • Keep record of document changes and client questions and correspondence.
  • Assists the EP team with keeping detailed records of meetings, and other client interactions.
  • Shadow other team members in client meetings, client phone calls, and consultations.
  • Draft and/or revise estate planning documents, deeds, contracts and/or corporate documents, as needed.
  • Provide other administrative assistance to the Estate Planning team including proofreading, drafting correspondence, and other documents.

Necessary Skills

  • Detail-oriented, organized, competent, and efficient
  • Self-motivated with strong time management ability
  • Resourceful with an ability to problem-solve
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Friendly and professional verbal communicator
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and with correct grammar
  • Tech-savvy and quick to learn new concepts
  • Able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities
  • Calm and empathetic demeanor in the face of client interactions
  • Proactive and eager to assist other team members