Careers

At Skellenger Bender, we embrace and celebrate differences and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to teammates at all levels without regard to: race; color; religion; nationality; ethnic origin; sex; age; veteran status; marital or family status (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; physical, mental, or sensory disabilities; or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

If there is no position posted on this page we are not currently hiring.  However, you can still send your letter of interest and resume if you are interested in joining our team and we will keep it on file for consideration if an appropriate position becomes available: info@skellengerbender.com

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Available Roles

  • Skellenger Bender, P.S. seeks an experienced Legal Assistant to join our Trust & Estates practice group, who will assist attorneys with probate and estate planning matters from start to finish.

    This is a full-time mostly remote position that requires limited time in the office on a weekly basis, to complete certain in person tasks, as needed.

    WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

    • Communicating with potential and current clients via phone, email, or in person;
    • Managing client intake, opening, and maintaining complete, electronic client files;
    • Drafting basic estate planning documents, real estate documents, probate pleadings, and correspondence;
    • Preparing and maintaining Excel worksheets;
    • Calendaring/docketing and tracking matter deadlines – court rules, statutory, and internal;
    • Tracking and managing court filings, including service of documents;
    • Filing pleadings with local courts and recording real property documents;
    • Proofreading documents;
    • Finalizing estate plan documents and preparing client binders;
    • Tracking and maintaining estate and trust specific office supplies (binders, bond paper, binder tabs, etc.);
    • Serving as a witness or notary for various signings and ensuring documents are property executed; and assisting with additional administrative tasks as needed.

    WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

    • General law firm experience but working in the estate planning area is a plus
    • Knowledge and drafting of basic estate planning documents
    • Knowledge and preparing/recording of property transfer documents in various counties (deeds and affidavits)
    • Knowledge and drafting of probate pleadings
    • Ability to independently manage probate cases to ensure all deadlines are met and filings completed
    • Knowledge in researching probate and trust statutes and applicable local court rules
    • COVID-19 fully vaccinated status

    TO SUCCEED IN THIS POSITION, YOU MUST HAVE:

    • Extremely strong attention to detail
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Excel, Word, Outlook
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to follow detailed directions
    • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Notary license or ability to obtain a notary license
    • A PLUS TO HAVE: Experience using Prolaw, LSS, Adobe Sign, ShareFile, Zoom, and Simplifile; experience with guardianship matters

    To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter addressing your interest and experience along with your resume to info@skellengerbender.com.

  • Skellenger Bender, P.S. invites candidates with at least 2-3 years of Washington family law litigation experience to join our expanding group of esteemed attorneys.  We are a well-established boutique law firm with family law, trusts and estates, criminal defense, and civil rights practices.

    Significant experience working with complex marital and non-marital estates, matters inclusive of all types of families, and high net worth clients is a plus.  Ideal candidates possess a passion for advocacy, superb legal writing and litigation skills, strong drive, and share our commitment to social justice and providing excellent representation to our diverse client populations.  This is a unique opportunity to join a forward-thinking, collegial group of professionals continually working to elevate the practice of family law.

    Work is just one part of a meaningful life.  We create balance by allowing up to 50% remote work and setting a billable target of 1,500 hours per year.  For those seeking to make their work home with us, we offer plentiful opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Interested candidates are welcome to send a resume and cover letter to info@skellengerbender.com