Paralegal Specialist

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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.


If you are a highly talented Paralegal Specialist interested in working closely with attorneys and clients while performing a range of substantive case and client matter related tasks, we want to hear from you!


Paralegals are a critical part of DLA Piper’s client service teams, working side by side with lawyers, co-counsel and clients on an array of substantive client matters. The majority of our paralegals are career professionals. They work independently and on teams, locally, nationally and globally. 

This position is located in the San Diego - Golden Triangle office. 

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.


The paralegal team itself includes Case Assistants, Paralegals, Senior Paralegals and Paralegal Specialists. We offer ample opportunities for advancement and career development through formal and informal training and mentoring, and provide many opportunities to give back to our communities through pro bono work.

Minimum Requirements:


·        Bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate

·        10 years' experience in estate planning and/or trust administration in a      law firm

·        Excellent math skills

·        Excellent organizational and file management

·        Detail oriented

·        Excellent proofreading

·        Excellent oral and written communication


Preferred requirements:

      ·       Experience with preparing estate tax and gift tax returns and CA                          licensed notary public


What your day will look like?

Under the supervision of attorneys, you will prepare probate court documents such as petitions, orders, inventories, accountings and reports. You will draft revocable living trusts, trust amendments, trust restatements, trust funding memos, wills and codicils, durable powers of attorney for property, and advance health care directives. You will prepare the documents for execution. You will be responsible for preparing deeds, preliminary change of ownership reports, and generally overseeing the transfers of real property. You will handle the administration of trusts and estates. The work requires direct contact with clients, banks, investment firms, corporate and private fiduciaries, government agencies (e.g., Office of the County Recorder, Assessors Office, Probate Court etc.).  You must have excellent verbal and written skills.


We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

Agency applications will not be considered.