Legal Assistant (part-time or full-time), bilingual (German-English)

The Transatlantic Estate Law Firm PLLC is seeking to hire a reliable and detail-oriented bilingual (German and English) legal assistant for approximately 30 hours/week or full-time at our new location at 3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016.

We are a boutique law firm that helps international families preserve and transfer their assets in a tax-efficient way. Our comprehensive services include cross-border retirement planning,  tax return preparation, as well as drafting trusts, wills and powers of attorney. We are the premier advisors for German-speaking families in the Washington DC area.

Position Description

  • First point of contact for clients
  • Correspondence with clients, courts, financial institutions and state authorities both in the US and in Europe (in English and German)
  • Preparation of simple legal forms under the guidance of an attorney
  • Office management with a modern state-of-the-art law firm management software
  • Various other administrative functions


  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in both English and German
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong social skills
  • French language skills a plus
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

What we offer

  • Extensive training
  • Exceptional opportunity to expand knowledge and skills
  • A pleasant work environment
  • Pay: $22-$29/hr plus bonus, depending on the qualifications and experience
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Health insurance, if needed
  • Flexibility
  • Own office with window
  • Paid garage parking
  • The possibility to obtain the designation “certified paralegal”, if desired.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should send their resume and two writing samples (German and English) to