The Associate Attorney is expected to provide competent legal representation to our probate, partition, surplus funds, and estate planning clients. Competent legal representation should be grounded in a comprehensive analysis of the law, clear and attainable goal-setting, effective communication, and a dedication to excellence.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The Associate Attorney is expected to offer personalized, client-focused legal services. Responsibilities include fulfilling the standards set by clients, PLG, the State Bar, and the local legal community, while consistently aiming for a superior level of client service.

Key Specific Responsibilities
  • Communicate with clients, heirs, and third parties regularly to fulfill their needs and expectations.
  • Address and manage clients' individual concerns and expectations, including those of unsatisfied clients.
  • Provide clients, heirs and third parties with exceptional legal analysis and understanding of the law.
  • Draft legal documents with precision and legal expertise.
  • Prepare thoroughly for all case work, demonstrating competency.
  • Stay informed on legal trends by reviewing legal publications.
  • Reach personal performance goals as defined by the Managing Attorney.
  • Participate in firm meetings to uphold the firm's Core Values.
  • Maintain a valid State Bar license and adequate Continuing Legal Education credits.
  • Observe procedural and deadline requirements of state courts.

Qualifications Required:
  • Three (3) years of probate or estate planning experience;
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina;
  • Self-motivated and organized while working through multiple projects and prioritizing tasks assigned;
  • Ability to draft written communication or verbal communication with other office staff, as well as clients and opposing attorneys.
  • A good sense of humor.