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Careers at Handler Thayer, LLP
Career Opportunities

Handler Thayer, LLP maintains a team-oriented, interdisciplinary practice; consequently, candidates with business and financial qualifications are preferred (e.g., CPAs, CFPs, MBAs, MSTs and LLMs).

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All firm attorneys are required to be members of the Chicago Bar Association and to actively participate in at least one of its committees.  Community service, directorships and pro-bono work are encouraged.  Compensation is commensurate with experience, qualifications and level of commitment.  The firm is an equal opportunity employer which subscribes to all ABA and participating law school recruitment guidelines.

Current Openings

If you are interested in joining our professional team at Handler Thayer, LLP, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to careers@handlerthayer.com.

POSITION: PARALEGAL IN TRUSTS & ESTATES GROUP

Job Description: Understanding of estate planning concepts required. Will assist in all phases of administration process. Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelorís degree/paralegal certificate or equivalent experience with 3+ years experience in trusts & estates/estate planning practice. Additional requirements: Self-starter, ability to multi-task, detail-oriented, excellent organizational/communication skills. Experienced Microsoft Office, Visio and Adobe Acrobat. Prior experience with a document management system is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

POSITION: LITIGATION PARALEGAL

Job Description: Opportunity for varied and interesting work consistent with qualifications. Minimum of 2 years experience in a law firm or legal department with a background in litigation support (additional support in real estate or tax a plus). Ideal candidate will possess a Bachelorís degree/paralegal certificate or equivalent experience. Responsibilities include:

• Transaction and litigation support
• Compiling, organizing and indexing documentary evidence
• Filing documents with state and federal courts in paper or electronic format
• Basic drafting and preparation of legal documents
• Proofread all documents and check for appropriate formatting, spelling and grammatical errors
• Data and file management, calendar management support

Additional requirements: Self-starter, ability to multi-task, detail-oriented, excellent organizational/communication skills. Experienced Microsoft Office, Visio and Adobe Acrobat. Prior experience with a document management system is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

Professional Development

The business and financial environment continually becomes more sophisticated and complex. Consequently, we place a high priority on continuing education and professional development. Our professionals are involved in continuing education seminars, bar association committees and in-house training, all designed to update and broaden the collective skill set of the firm.

Create, Cutting Edge Solutions

Our commitment to research, writing, lecturing and publication of professional articles serves as the foundation for providing creative and cutting edge business and legal solutions. By keeping abreast of current developments, we are better able to assist our clients in making prudent and timely business, investment and financial decisions. Most importantly, we are committed to providing innovative and timely business, tax and financial planning solutions for our clients in a highly responsive and personalized manner. We strive to provide the highest quality business and legal advice to our clients so that they can best capitalize on the opportunities which lie before them.

Handler Thayer Communities

The firm encourages and rewards involvement by firm attorneys in organizations which contribute to the legal profession and to our communities. In addition, firm attorneys are encouraged to engage in pro bono and volunteer work for political, service and charitable organizations. Every firm attorney is required to participate in bar association committees and activities designed to elevate the level of legal work and serve the public good. Handler Thayer, LLP and its attorneys regularly provide financial support and firm resources to civic, educational and philanthropic organizations.