Sioux City, IA
712.255.8838
Sheldon, IA
712.324.4385

Thank you for your interest in joining the experienced team at Heidman Law Firm. We take pride in our history of legal excellence and continued commitment to serving clients in Siouxland and Northwest Iowa communities. Our dedication to upholding the ethics and integrity of the legal profession make Heidman Law Firm a rewarding place to work.

Please see below for job postings that may relate to your experience and talents. Qualified applicants should email a letter of introduction and resume to careers@​heidmanlaw.​com or contact us today. No phone calls please.

Heidman Law Firm is committed to seeking and retaining high-quality attorneys. Graduating law school students and practicing attorneys licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, or South Dakota who are interested in joining the Heidman Law Firm team are encouraged to apply.

Associate attorneys at Heidman Law Firm receive mentoring in several ways as they develop their practice. A team of Partners provides regular training and guidance. Each Associate is also paired with a Partner for one-on-one mentoring. Heidman prides itself on having an open-door policy so that Associates are comfortable working closely with Partners, Associates, staff, and other members of the Heidman team.

Associates have many opportunities to expand and build their skills in critical thinking and legal analysis through research and writing. In addition, Associates routinely have direct client interaction, spend time in the courtroom, and are exposed to a variety of legal matters. Associates are actively involved in client matters and are given a good deal of responsibility. At the same time, Associates are granted flexibility and autonomy in managing their workload and developing their skills and practice. Each Associate is hired with the expectation that he or she will become a Partner with the firm in the future. 

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and transcript (for law students) by mail or email to:

Jessica Board, Heidman Law Firm
1128 Historic Fourth Street
P.O. Box 3086
Sioux City, Iowa 51102

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

Heidman Law Firm regularly hires 1L and 2L law students for summer clerkships.

The Summer Clerk Program at Heidman Law Firm strives to provide Summer Clerks with hands-on and varied experiences throughout the firm’s practice areas. This is a great way for law students to begin to identify their favorite practice areas. Like Associates, each Summer Clerk is paired with a Partner for individual mentoring. Summer Clerks participate in all Associate trainings and activities while they are with the firm so they can get a real feel for what being an Associate at Heidman would be like. There are also opportunities for social activities throughout the summer. 

 

If you would like to be considered for the Heidman Law Firm Summer Clerk Program, you are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and transcript by mail or email to:

Jessica Board, Heidman Law Firm
1128 Historic Fourth Street
P.O. Box 3086
Sioux City, Iowa 51102

 


It’s no secret that our administrators, assistants, paralegals, and other team members play a critical role in Heidman Law Firm’s success. At Heidman Law Firm, we are committed to seeking and retaining high-quality support and administrative team members. We offer a full benefits package and competitive salary.

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Legal Administrative Assistant

Reports directly to Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for:

  • Provide general legal secretarial support to assigned attorney(s), including, but not limited to, transcription and other document preparation in Word, proofreading, copying, scanning, faxing, mailing/​shipping, filing, and telephone support.
  • Maintain attorney’s calendar.
  • Ongoing maintenance of case lists
  • Open, sort, scan, and deliver mail.
  • Serve as notary public
  • Schedule conference rooms for attorneys’ meetings with receptionist. Set up beverages and food as required. Clean conference room after meetings.
  • Ensure that attorney(s) have necessary office supplies.
  • Back up other secretaries when needed.
  • Back up reception desk when needed. 
  • Provide new file information and file information updates to ensure file opening and proper conflicts checks.
  • Organize and close out files. Assist in transfer of files to storage. Assist in document disposal.
  • Work with accounting personnel as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with coworkers using Outlook email.
  • Comply with firm policies and procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Respond in a courteous and helpful manner to all client and firm concerns.
  • Protect confidential information at all times. Adherence to attorney code of ethics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by attorneys or Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications:

  • AA Degree preferred, or relative experience required

Physical Requirements (essential functions):

  • Ability to consistently sit, reach, grasp and pinch in relationship to tasks associated with clerical duties and answering the phones.
  • Ability to consistently do intense visual work with a high level of concentration when proofreading and filing documents, and other detail-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to consistently communicate effectively when relying on messages and interacting with clients, attorneys and coworkers.
  • Ability to frequently deliver documents, files, mail, messages, etc. to appropriate attorney(s), and departments.
  • Ability to occasionally transport materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds throughout the building.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to required locations throughout the city.


JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Paralegal – Business and Probate Practice Area

Reports to assigned Partner and Chief Operating Officer. Under attorney supervision, are responsible for Paralegal support including, but not limited to the following:

  • Preparation, assembly, reproduction, filing, mailing, and delivery of legal documents and exhibits.
  • Drafting of routine correspondence and legal documents
  • Summary of legal documents and records
  • Scheduling of interviews and meetings as required and conduct interviews.
  • Ongoing maintenance and thorough knowledge of client files and sub-files.
  • Ongoing maintenance of client contacts and information.
  • Ongoing docketing, monitoring, and notice to attorney of deadlines and statues of limitations.
  • Ongoing maintenance of case lists.
  • Legal research, research of facts, Internet research.
  • Ability to work independently and use independent judgment in work to be performed.
  • Serve as notary public.
  • Requests for records and other documents; service of records.
  • Publication of legal notices.
  • Preparation of tax forms: 1041, 1040, 706, 709; and others.
  • Assistance to attorneys in organization and preparation for all aspects of legal process, including court appearances, hearings, and depositions.
  • Assistance to fellow paralegals as needs and workloads dictate.
  • Assistance to legal secretaries, administrative assistant, bookkeeper, etc. as required to meet deadlines and satisfy client and attorney needs.
  • Assistance in training associates, paralegals, secretaries.
  • Completion and submission of billable time on a daily basis.
  • Regular communication with coworkers using email.
  • Attendance at staff meetings.
  • Protection of confidential information at all times. Adherence to attorney code of ethics.
  • Maintenance of a professional appearance and demeanor at all times. Respond in a courteous and helpful manner to all client and firm concerns.
  • Performance of other duties as assigned by attorneys or Firm Administrator.

Qualifications:

  • 4‑year college degree; or
  • Paralegal certificate; or
  • Equivalent work experience with at least 4 years of experience
  • Note: this also meets the South Dakota guidelines

Physical Requirements (essential functions):

  • Ability to consistently sit, reach, grasp and pinch in relationship to tasks associated with paralegal duties.
  • Ability to consistently do intense visual work with a high level of concentration when researching data, drafting documents, and other detail-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to consistently communicate effectively when interacting with clients, attorneys and coworkers.
  • Ability to frequently deliver documents, files, mail, messages, etc. to appropriate attorney(s), and departments.
  • Ability to occasionally transport materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds throughout the building and outside the building, when needed.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to required locations throughout the city.

Business Practice Area Specifics

Corporate

  • Preparation of annual corporate reports and annual corporate book reviews
  • Drafting of minutes, shareholder agreements and related documents, Stock transfers, deferred compensation agreements and related documents
  • Coordination with personnel of major corporate clients in multi-state corporate qualifications, reports and related matters
  • Handling of UCC/​bulk inquiries, etc.
  • Attendance at corporate meeting at direction of attorney for specific matters.

Real Estate

  • Preparation of closing statements for real estate transactions.
  • Collection of data necessary for the filing of form 1099‑S with the IRS for all closings where the firm acts as closing agent and actual preparation of form 1099‑S and filing as same
  • Preparation of closing transcripts for all major real estate closings as directed by attorney(s)
  • Preparation of deeds, declarations of value and groundwater hazard statements, and all seller’s disclosure statements
  • Preparation of original notices for forcible entry and detainer actions and notices to quit
  • Location and verification of legal descriptions

Business Sales

  • Gathering of information to be included in sales agreement
  • Performance of UCC checks
  • Development of check listing for closing
  • Assistance with closing of sale/​purchase
  • Assembly of documents and closing packages for client and office file.

Estate Planning

  • Create initial drafts of simple wills, trust agreements and ancillary documents
  • Work with insurance companies to change ownership and beneficiary designation on policies for estate planning purposes

Probate

  • Meet with family members
  • Prepare opening and closing documents, report and inventory, fiduciary income tax returns, applications, orders to court
  • Contact banks, insurance companies, stock transfer agents, etc. to confirm values, make transfers, collect benefits, and to sell assets

All job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the firm. Nothing stated in this job description implies or creates a contract between the firm and an employee. All employment with the firm is at will and subject to the firm’s then-current policy.

Interested in being part of our team? Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by mail or email to careers@​heidmanlaw.​com:


Careers, Heidman Law Firm
1128 Historic Fourth Street
P.O. Box 3086
Sioux City, Iowa 51102