Wealth Counsel

Attorney Editor, Legal Education 

Position type: Contract

Location: Remote/virtual

Length: 3-6 months, approx. 20 hours/week

WealthCounsel is looking for a trusts and estates lawyer and excellent legal writer to create legal content with the goal of helping attorneys practice with confidence and find success. Your job will be to develop substantive legal curriculum, practice development curriculum, and law firm marketing material for trusts and estates attorneys. You'll join an accomplished and supportive team as well as a rapidly-growing company that provides the gold-standard in document drafting solutions and learning resources.

 You're a great fit for this role if:

  • You're an attorney with private practice experience in trusts and estates looking for a new adventure in a law-adjacent role.
  • You're a fast and clear writer.
  • You learn quickly and love taking on new substantive legal and practice development topics.
  • You're great at prioritizing and cutting through tasks efficiently. You don't get fazed by a large quantity of information.
  • You've always secretly wanted to work outside of a traditional office and leave billable hours behind.
  • You have an exceptional work ethic. You hold yourself and your work to an obsessively-high standard but are open to feedback and edits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating substantive legal and practice development curriculum, legal drafting workshops and tutorials, and legal marketing strategy and materials for estate planners 
  • Reviewing content provided by speakers and authors, for both legal accuracy and to ensure brand compliance
  • Teaching virtual and in-person continuing education courses
  • Serving as a contributing author and editor of substantive legal and practice development content published by WealthCounsel in various forms

Position Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited law school; LLM in tax or estate planning preferred
  • 5-7 years experience practicing trusts and estates--including the preparation of wills and trusts and related estate planning tools; probate, estate, and trust administration; and estate tax planning
  • 2-3 years experience in a solo firm or as partner/owner/stakeholder in a small firm preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with both team teaching and solo teaching of continuing legal education or teaching in an academic environment is a plus
  • Experience with practice and business development, as well as running a solo or small firm, a plus.
  • Experience with Wealth Docx a plus
  • Remote working experience is a plus
  • Demonstrable commitment to timeliness in meeting curriculum and content delivery deadlines
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