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Real Estate Assistant


Meyer Capel law firm is seeking an energetic assistant to work in the real estate area. The ideal candidate will have prior real estate and title experience, good computer and technology skills, plus enjoy client contact. Please send resume and cover letter to EOE   




Estate / Trust Legal Assistant

Meyer Capel, one of the largest and most diversified law firms in Champaign and downstate Illinois, is seeking a full-time estate and trust administration paralegal or coordinator at its office at 310 W. Church St., Champaign.    

  • The Ideal Candidate.  The ideal candidate (1) is focused on providing the highest level of service to our clientele and attorneys; (2) thrives in a professional work environment; (3) communicates well with attorneys, co-workers, clients, and other professionals (accountants, financial advisors, banks and trust companies, and court representatives); (4) is technologically savvy; (5) demonstrates empathy. 
  • Job Responsibilities.  Job responsibilities include many facets of estate planning and trust administration, including but not limited to:

(1)   Always providing concierge-level customer service to out clientele and collaborator; meeting with clients, executors, trustees, fiduciaries, client family members, and beneficiaries;

(2)   Coordinating client intake, meetings, and handling calendar reservations for estate/trust attorneys;

(3)   Drafting, transmitting, and scanning correspondence;

(4)   Maintaining and organizing client files;

(5)   Submitting requests for conflict of interest searches;

(6)   Notarizing documents. 

  • Mandatory Qualifications.  Applicants must satisfy the following mandatory minimum qualifications:

(1)   has excellent command of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat;

(2)   is extremely well organized, dependable, and pays attention to detail;

(3)   demonstrates terrific proofreading skills, written communication skills, and oral communication skills;

(4)   is a solutions-oriented teammate;

(5)   displays a high level of autonomy and is a self-starter who follows through on commitments; and,

(6)   strives for efficiency without sacrificing quality. 

  • Preferred Qualifications.  Thepreferred (but not mandatory) qualifications include: 

(1)  has 2 or more years of work experience as an estate/trust legal assistant or in estate/trust settlement at a financial institution or trust company;

(2)  has a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or a paralegal certificate; and

(3)  is a notary public;

(4)  is proficient in Adobe Sign.

Position Type: Full-time Employment

Salary: Commensurate with experience.  Meyer Capel offers a competitive benefits package which can be discussed during the interview process.

Is this position part time? No

Is this position virtual or “flex”?  Possible after initial training period.

How to Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and education transcript by e-mail to  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital or parental status, alienage, disability, political affiliation or belief, or military status.