Careers | Staff

Bernstein Shur seeks motivated individuals with a commitment to client service. The firm offers first-rate compensation and benefits packages. Bernstein Shur paralegals, legal assistants, accounting staff, and service staff actively participate in firm activities and within the community.

If you are interested in joining Bernstein Shur, please review the opportunities below or e-mail your resume to: careers@bernsteinshur.com

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES


Trusts and Estates Legal Assistant / Paralegal (Portland, ME)

Bernstein Shur seeks to hire a Trusts and Estates Legal Assistant /Paralegal. This position assists with administration of trusts and estates, including preparation of probate documents, various tax returns, and estate and trust accountings and reports to a group of attorneys. Maintains frequent client contact with respect to such administration. Provides attorneys with all necessary assistance in order to provide economical and efficient services for clients.

  • 50% Legal Assistant and 50% billable Paralegal  
  • Prepare documents to probate will, administer and close estate
  • Prepare estate, gift, individual and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Prepare and maintain estate and trust accounting
  • Attend client meetings and maintain frequent contact for estate and trust administration and accounting purposes
  • Assist clients with or independently manage the transfer, distribution and liquidation of estate and trust assets
  • Maintain original estate planning documents for safe keeping
  • Perform periodic banking transactions
  • Oversee payment of expenses for individual clients, trusts and estates
  • Assist attorneys in case management
  • Develop and maintain working relationship with clients to ensure the expeditious gathering of facts and information necessary to support attorneys’ activities

Requirements:

  • 4+ Years of Experience
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Accounting Degree or background
  • Candidate must have strong Microsoft Office Word and Excel 2010 skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be a team player.

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time. Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees. Our staff actively participates in firm activities and within the community. Bernstein Shur has earned Best Places to Work in Maine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@bernsteinshur.com. All inquiries are confidential. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Monument Title Company / Real Estate Legal Assistant (Portland, ME)

Bernstein Shur seeks a full time legal assistant to join its subsidiary, Monument Title Company. This position will support one attorney and multiple paralegals. We are seeking a candidate with two years of experience in a real estate setting, including knowledge of real estate terminology. Candidate should:

  • Have superior MSO Outlook, Word and Excel skills
  • Ability to work in a large group setting
  • Desire to learn and grow 
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Scanning and electronic file management 
  • Ability to proof read and  1st draft documents are required

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time. Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees.  Our legal assistants actively participate in firm and community-based activities.

Please include resume and a cover letter.

 

Labor and Employment Litigation Legal Assistant (Portland, Maine)

Bernstein Shur is seeking a legal assistant for our Labor and Employment Practice Group with 5+ years of legal assistant experience. This position will report to multiple attorneys and is an integral part of the labor and employment litigation team. Candidate should have:

  • Superior skills with MSO Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience with a document management system is required 
  • Experience and familiarity with Federal and State Courts  
  • Excellent communication, good writing and proofreading skills
  • Must be organized and proactive in case management
  • Show initiative and interest in labor and employment and litigation 
  • Insurance guideline background is a plus

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time. Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees.  Our staff actively participates in firm activities and within the community. Bernstein Shur has earned Best Places to Work in Maine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.  Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to:
careers@bernsteinshur.com

All inquiries held in strictest confidence.

Business Law Legal Assistant (Portland, ME)

Bernstein Shur is seeking a legal assistant for our Business Law Practice Group with 4+ years of legal assistant experience. This position will report to multiple attorneys. Candidate should have:

  • Superior skills with MSO Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience with a document management system is required 
  • Experience and familiarity with corporate and business law
  • Excellent communication, good writing and proofreading skills
  • Must be organized and proactive with high attention to detail
  • Ability to proofread and develop the first draft of a document

The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and personal time.  Bernstein Shur’s learning and training courses are available for all employees.  Our staff actively participates in firm activities and within the community. Bernstein Shur has earned Best Places to Work in Maine 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.  Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to:
careers@bernsteinshur.com

All inquiries held in strictest confidence.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@bernsteinshur.com. All inquiries are confidential. Bernstein Shur is an equal opportunity employer.