Elder Law Paralegal


ThompsonMcMullan P.C. is seeking an experienced Elder Law Paralegal to join our Richmond, VA office.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, respect for discretion and confidentiality, ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines. Must demonstrate a positive representation of the firm’s commitment to client service and must demonstrate the desire to be an essential part of a busy practice as a team player. Must be detail-oriented and organized and demonstrate a good attitude and strong work ethic. Strong verbal and accurate written communication skills are essential for this position. Must have college degree and/or paralegal certificate and references. This position deals with a high volume of work. This role can be part-time or full-time.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of related work experience in a professional services firm
  • College degree or paralegal certificate preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Work in conjunction with Elder law team regarding administration of conservatorships and trusts, including reconciliation of monthly account statements, preparation of distributions to beneficiaries, preparation of checks for invoices, maintaining Accounting and asset records, and evaluate and close conservatorship files
  • Administration of decedents’ estates, including the preparation of fiduciary inventories and accountings to be filed with Commissioner of Accounts and other required probate filings
  • Preparation of beneficiary receipts, releases, and indemnification agreements
  • Communicate directly with the Commissioner of Accounts, Conservators, Trustees, Executors/Administrators, beneficiaries, Attorneys, Accountants, and other advisors
  • Meet and communicate directly with clients on conservatorship, trust, and estate administration matters
  • Evaluate income and prepare annual federal and state individual and fiduciary income tax returns, prepare employer tax returns
  • Assist in the preparation of estate and gift tax returns
  • Assist with drafting standard estate planning documents and other legal documents (power of attorney, wills, court petitions, resignations, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to flex as required to meet the need of the hour
  • Lift up to 25 pounds

We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, along with a collegial work environment. Benefits include health (employee premium paid by firm), dental and vision, life and disability insurance, long-term care, paid parking, and a 401K plan.

ThompsonMcMullan provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

Compliant with COVID-19 CDC guidelines as well as the VA Department of Health.


Apply by submitting your resume to tmjobs@t-mlaw.com. The position will remain open until filled.


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