Legal Assistant

Burr & Forman LLC   Hilton Head, SC   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 28, 2021

Burr & Forman LLP has an immediate opening in our Hilton Head Island, SC office for a full-time, experienced Probate & Estate Legal Practice Assistant.  This position is a unique opportunity to join a firm that prioritizes our clients, colleagues, and communities. Burr & Forman enjoys a highly collaborative culture in a familiar environment where individual contributions are recognized and valued. Our clients have local, national, and international interests, and the work we do is interesting and important. If you’re a service-minded professional with intellectual curiosity and excellent work ethic, please consider joining our team at Burr & Forman.  We offer a competitive salary complimented by a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, and generous paid time off.


  • Perform administrative duties requiring knowledge of legal terminology and legal processes
  • Prepare, edit, and/or draft correspondence, reports, and legal documents
  • Plan and schedule conferences and/or meetings
  • Maintain calendars including deadlines and appearances
  • Plan and prepare travel arrangements
  • Enter billable time, edit time and pre-bills as needed
  • Assist with check deposits, billing and bill distribution; answer follow up questions
  • Process expense reimbursements
  • Answer incoming calls; prepare documents for shipment; and distribute mail
  • Open and maintain client files, cases, and organizational documents
  • Respond to inquiries for information
  • Participate in signing and/or notarizing of legal documents
  • File legal documents with the court
  • Maintain database of Estate Planning documents
  • Back up receptionist
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • Associate's degree or equivalent and at least two years of experience as a transactional legal secretary/assistant in a law firm or corporate legal department environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of electronic filing procedures is a plus
  • Proficient with Word 2016
  • Ability to type 50 wpm
  • Highly organized, detail-orientated, proactive, and a team player who takes ownership
  • Balance competing priorities and work effectively under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills



Burr & Forman is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting lawyers and staff without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military and protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, or disability.