Assistant Deputy Register of Wills

Washington D.C.
Jul 03, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of the Register of Wills/Probate Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The Assistant Deputy Register of Wills will report to the Legal Branch Manager. The Assistant Deputy Register of Wills provides information, as needed, to the Probate Division Judges, attorneys and the public on procedures in administering decedent’s estates (large and small), guardianships, conservatorships, trusts and other fiduciary matters.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.
  • Graduation from an accredited university or college with a law degree plus a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar.

    At least three (3) years of experience as an attorney in private practice or the government which includes at twice two (2) years of probate law experience. Experience within a courtroom, i.e. representing an agency at hearings is required.

    Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to successfully interact with the public, the judiciary, and other court personnel.

    Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.

    To qualify based on education, upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service or education to meet the above requirements.

    To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:

    1. Resume
    2. Copy of Law School Diploma or Transcript
    3. Copy of D.C. Bar License
    4. List of three (3) professional references
    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.



    Brief Description of Duties:

    • Advises the Court on the laws and procedures in administering estates, guardianships, conservatorships, trusts and other fiduciary matters and recommends potential courses of action.
    • Reviews and makes recommendations on the disposition of petitions, subsequent pleadings and proposed orders.
    • Prepares legal memoranda for judges on technical issues.
    • Represents the Office of the Register of Wills at hearings on complex issues.
    • Undertakes special projects, as assigned.

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