Shire Jobs

Mobile Shire Logo

Job Information

Robert Half International Trusts & Estates Legal Secretary in San Francisco, California


Robert Half Legal is recruiting a Trusts & Estates Legal Secretary for a well-established boutique estate planning and probate law firm in downtown San Francisco. This position supports the managing partner whose current, very long-time legal secretary is relocating to the Central Valley. The principal responsibility is assisting with the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, and estate plans from dictation. Other responsibilities include probate court filings, trust administration, some landlord-tenant work, recording of deeds, commercial lease preparation, organizing client files, correspondence, and legal documentation, and other administrative and some paralegal-like tasks. The work schedule (can be flexible) is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The firm wants to hire a legal secretary who is very experienced in the wills & trusts practice and is comfortable and proficient with transcription from dictation. The compensation package includes a target base salary of $80,000 – 90,000+/yr (DOE, for a 35-hour work week), generous annual bonuses (circa 1-2 paychecks), medical/dental/vision insurance benefits (firm pays 100% of employee’s premium), monthly commuter stipend, and paid vacation and sick leave. The firm has a big office space and requires health and safety measures are in place (including social distancing and masks worn in the common areas). For confidential and IMMEDIATE consideration, please email resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President of Permanent Placement Services Division, at . Thank you!


  • Hands-on experience with legal correspondence and court filing procedures is a plus

  • Ability to effectively interact, verbally and in writing

  • 3+ year Legal Secretary

  • Law firm setting experience

  • Revocable Trusts experience highly desired

  • Prior experience with Probate & Estate Administration

  • Foundational knowledge in recordation

  • General familiarity with drafting correspondence and legal documents

  • E-file experience highly preferred

  • Adeptness in scheduling appointments and managing attorney calendar

  • Earlier work involving landlord-tenant law

  • Adeptness in court filing

  • Real estate law experience is a plus

  • Probate law experience preferred

  • Good client relations skills

  • Experience with basic office functions

  • Legal files experience highly valued

  • Previous experience working with leases

  • Background working with estate planning

  • Proficiency in real estate transfers

  • Client intake experience highly desired

  • Real estate leasing experience desired

  • Basic familiarity with civil litigation experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of transactional matters

  • Hands-on experience with power of attorney forms

  • Advance Directives experience desired

  • Expertise in assisting attorneys

  • General familiarity with transcription

  • Basic knowledge of deeds

  • Strong understanding of word processing and spreadsheets is preferred

If you're looking for an excellent opportunity, you could take the next step in your legal career as part of this dynamic, growing firm. We're looking for someone who is eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment. If you think that sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Robert Half Legal matches legal professionals and consultants with some of the best companies on a full-time, project and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, and document review matters. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal jobs that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets.

From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998.

Download our mobile app to take your job search on the go!

Contact your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.490.5592 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation.

© 2020 Robert Half Legal. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

By clicking 'Apply Now' you are agreeing to Robert Half Terms of Use.

Salary: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00 / Yearly

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: October 16, 2020

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 00410-0011593403

Staffing Area: Legal