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Experienced Probate Paralegal

At Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, our Bequest Management practice group represents some of the nation’s most significant charities. We oversee our clients’ bequest administration through probate and other requirements of estate settlement, to ensure that their donors’ wishes are honored and our clients’ missions are supported.

CCK is seeking an experienced Probate Paralegal to join our growing firm, and practice, at the Providence, RI Headquarters! An ideal candidate will be interested in representing national non-profits, possess proficient trusts and estates knowledge, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with numerous non-profit organizations and assist in furthering their meaningful objectives.

As a team and as an employer, we are committed to equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Probate Paralegal Responsibilities:

The position starts with training and education on the important subjects of trusts & estates, probate, and estate settlement along with internal procedures. These are central to the work we do for our clients. Trained paralegals undertake the following duties:

  • Obtain and review the donor’s will, trust, beneficiary designation, death certificate, and other documents related to the estate or trust administrations;
  • Independent review and editing of legal documents such as waivers, receipts, releases and providing same for review to bequest attorney or client, as appropriate;
  • Communicate directly with financial institutions, estate and trust fiduciaries, and/or their attorney to facilitate the efficient collection of charitable bequests.
  • Appropriately monitor progress of estate and trust administration to ensure timely receipt of bequests;
  • Collaborate with bequest attorney, team members, and clients;
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters and/or releases to estate and trust fiduciaries, confirming receipt of funds when necessary;
  • Appropriately maintain bequest database for interoffice and client review of files;
  • Record up-to-date notifications, correspondence, and follow-ups in bequest database.


  • Associates degree or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required.
  • Minimum 1 year of Trusts & Estates paralegal experience required
  • Professional experience in a non-profit organization is a plus

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary range: Commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefit plans including health, disability, and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; paid time off; a wellness reward program; and much more.

Additional Details:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment.
  • Internal training provided: This role will be required to report to the CCK Headquarters in Providence, RI daily for training. After training is complete, remote work will be based on supervisor discretion. Following social distancing regulations, as well as CCK protocol related to COVID-19, is required.
  • Work schedule is full-time Monday through Friday.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume


  • Transcript

COVID-19 considerations:

To work in our new office in Providence, RI, you must show proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as of July 1, 2021.