Paralegal
The Maine Criminal Defense Group
Kennebunk, ME US
Posted ago
The Maine Criminal Defense Group

We’re seeking an experienced paralegal who has experience producing documentation, drafting and tracking motions, managing casework deadlines, maintaining records in a case management system, researching legal issues, working with attorneys to produce high-quality legal work, and supporting attorneys at trial.

We will train you on our standards and how we operate within the firm. You must have a working knowledge base around criminal legal proceedings and solid experience as a Paralegal to hit the ground running. As we are a small firm, the most important qualities you can possess are a great attitude, eagerness to learn, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and help wherever it’s needed. The right candidate for this position may work remotely from within New England.

Responsibilities
  • Help lawyers prepare for trial by preparing and organizing exhibits, assisting with client meetings, filing motions, conducting research on legal articles, and organizing and coordinating witnesses
  • Draft legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence such as interrogatories, subpoenas, deposition notices, complaints, pretrial orders, legal briefs, and affidavits under the guidance of a lawyer
  • Arrange law office activity such as drafting subpoenas and coordinating with process servers

• Communicate with clients to gather information about their legal issues

Qualifications
  • ABA-approved paralegal certificate program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies, Bachelor’s degree desired
  • 3 years of experience in legal services under an attorney or lawyer in a law firm setting
  • Strong preference for candidates who have completed a paralegal professional certification or have an advanced paralegal education
  • Candidates should possess high-level organizational skills, and time-management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
Compensation
$45,000+ based on experience
About The Maine Criminal Defense Group

We are a boutique law firm that has been in business since 2010. With a great reputation for excellence in the legal community, we offer full-time employees paid holidays, paid time off, employer-paid health benefits, and participation in the firm's Simple IRA retirement plan.

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