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Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager ("HTT&S") was founded in 1994 by four partners from Center City Philadelphia firms who had a vision to create a boutique practice with "big firm" talent. Over the past 23 years, with 18 attorneys who concentrate their practice in trusts and estates law, including Orphans' Court litigation, guardianships and special needs trusts, trust and estate administration, international estate, trust and planning, and tax exempt and charitable organizations, HTT&S has grown to be one of the largest trusts and estates practices in the region, if not the largest. Many of the firm's original support staff remain as employees today.

Our firm is committed to providing a collegial and supportive environment where all employees – attorneys, paralegals and staff -- work collaboratively to provide sophisticated services to our clients.

We're Hiring! Are you an experienced Estate Administration paralegal looking to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment? See below for our current paralegal opening. Are you a Legal Administrative Assistant (Secretary) looking to work in a collegial and professional organization? See below for the secretary position.

Paralegal

Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, a boutique trusts and estates law firm with 19 attorneys and 7 paralegals located 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in West Conshohocken, seeks an experienced, full-time trusts and estates paralegal.

Qualified Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years trusts and estates experience, including administration of complex estates and trusts, and preparation of Federal and State tax returns (706, PA-1500, 1041, PA-41)
  • 4-year degree or paralegal certificate, or equivalent experience
  • Professional manor, ability to work independently in a fast pace, high pressure environment. Team player, yet independent thinker.
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills. Able to prioritize, multi-task, and work well with clients. Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience with tax preparation software (knowledge of One Source and/or ProSystems Fx Tax a plus).
  • Demonstrated MS Office 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook) experience required.

Position offers competitive salary and generous benefits. Collegial work environment.

Qualified candidates may email cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references in confidence to: apaisley@htts.com. No phone calls please.

Experienced Legal Secretary

HTTS is seeks an experienced legal secretary. The position requires superior organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to "go with the flow" when needed. See below for a more detailed description of the job. Many of our secretaries (call it what you want, assistant, secretary, practice assistant) have been here in excess of 20 years. We hope you will join this very experienced group of employees. Our firm could not be successful without them.

  1. Assist lawyers and paralegals with various administrative responsibilities including the following:
    • Typing and filing of documents.
    • Answering telephones and emails.
    • Time Entry (where applicable).
    • Document creation and production.
    • Maintaining calendars and scheduling.
    • Faxing and Scanning.
    • Organize and maintain client files (paper and electronic).
    • Schedule and make appointments, keep abreast of important deadlines.
  2. Review new client matter forms, submit to administration for processing.
  3. Maintain client lists, billing files and lawyer working files.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including communication with attorneys, paralegals, staff, clients, opposing counsel, judicial personnel, vendors and other third-parties.

Qualifications:

  1. Comprehensive computer skills, including: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, document management, time and billing, calendar and docketing, transcription, desktop publishing.
  2. Strong analytical and writing skills, including drafting routine correspondence and file memos, as well as proofreading legal documents and correspondence.
  3. Highly organized, including maintaining client files (paper and electronic), project management, tracking multiple deadlines, maintaining calendars, and organizing client and other attorney meetings. Must be pro-active and able to think independently.
  4. Familiar with attorney's practice areas. Asks pertinent questions generally and especially when unsure of attorney directions or deadlines.
  5. Pays strong attention to detail, especially with written and oral communication, client deadlines, and file organization.
  6. Excellent client service and listening skills.
  7. Able to work with diverse personalities within various levels of the organization.
  8. Exercises sound independent judgment under minimal direct supervision, yet works as part of a team. Collaborates with co-workers and third parties.
  9. Flexible demeanor; adapts well to changing priorities and work-load demands.
  10. Has a strong work ethic, discretion, and good judgment; maintains professional demeanor.

Physical Demands:

  1. Sitting for extended periods of time, standing, stooping and reaching.
  2. Visual acuity and manual dexterity required to operate computer.
  3. Range of hearing and vision sufficient to operate standard office machines and communicate with clients in person and via telephone.
  4. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
  5. Manual dexterity enough to operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones, etc.

Working Demands:

  1. Normal office environment.
  2. Occasionally subjected to pressure due to time demands.
  3. Potential for visual fatigue due to frequent computer operation.
  4. Sometimes called upon to work in excess of 35 hours per week.

Please send resume and cover letter to: apaisley@htts.com. No phone calls.

We are not accepting resumes from third parties at this time.