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Join a team that takes care of business.

“Law is a relationship business, and so the quality of our hires is extremely important,” Bernstein Shur CEO Joan Fortin.

No matter their position or seniority level, attorneys and professional staff alike do their best work when they’re around team members who share their values and inspire them to be their best selves, both personally and professionally. So we encourage you to get to know us—and what makes us different—before deciding whether or not you’d like to apply.


We’re firmly committed to not only providing world-class counsel, but also coming up with practical solutions that meet clients’ business goals and fit within their budgets. To ensure we can provide that on every client matter, we look for team members who share our:

Love of smart, efficient solutions.

If you’re allergic to over-lawyering and under-delivering, you’re in the right place. Our attorneys enjoy forming strong collaborative relationships with clients, and are always looking for the best, most efficient, and most effective ways of getting great results for them. This requires an innovative mind, so while “creativity” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of law firms, we think it’s essential to providing excellent counsel to our clients.

Passion for progress.

Regardless of how far along you are in your career, at Bernstein Shur you’ll have the opportunity to further your skills, learn from some of the best minds in your practice areas, build or expand a sophisticated local, regional, and/or national practice, and work closely with clients to help their businesses grow and thrive.

If you’re a newer associate, we can provide particularly unique growth opportunities. Because we have national practices but are still a relatively small firm, we work on many of the same types of cases as our Big Law counterparts, but can offer our newer attorneys even more direct responsibility and interaction with our clients from the get-go.

Dedication to clients and community.

Our nationally respected attorneys are smart, positive people who are great at what they do and passionate about their work. They’re drawn to Bernstein Shur for a host of reasons, but a large part of why they choose us is because of our great firm culture and commitment to service—both to our clients and within our communities.

Our attorneys collectively dedicate more than 2,000 pro bono hours a year to charitable organizations, providing legal services worth more than $500,000. Many of our attorneys and staff members also serve in civic leadership positions by volunteering their time in a variety of ways ranging from leading the boards of some of Maine’s most highly respected nonprofit organizations to volunteering to coach sports teams in their communities.

Desire to do great work—and have a great life.

We have exceptionally high standards for everything we do, whether we’re drafting a memo to a client or determining our own internal policies for staff. That’s why we have a firm-wide commitment to flexibility and family-friendly policies that empower our people to find the best way to manage their workloads, advance their careers, and live fulfilling lives.

Plus, we have offices in a few of New England’s most vibrant, beautiful cities—which we encourage our team to engage with and enjoy.

If we seem like your kind of people, check out our open positions: