Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Full-time
  • Winthrop, ME
  • June 16, 2024

EMPLOYER: Lake & Denison


Description:

LEGAL ASSISTANT/PARALEGAL POSITION

The firm of Lake & Denison, LLC is located in downtown Winthrop just minutes away from Maranacook Lake. Our office is team driven and open to new ideas. The ideal candidate would enjoy working in a collaborative environment and be willing to take on a variety of tasks day to day.

Applicant must have strong analytical and interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and responsive to priorities. The ideal candidate should also be attentive to detail, possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), and work effectively alone and as a member of a team. Prior experience with respect to the duties noted is preferred.

Duties and responsibilities

Conduct title research online and at various Registries of Deeds
Prepare title insurance commitment, policies, endorsements, and affidavits
Prepare deeds and other ancillary documents required to transfer property
Prepare for and participate in real estate closings
Record documents electronically and in-person
Handle other post-closing matters
Prepare, proofread, and edit pleadings, motions, discovery requests, and demand letters
Participate in trial and hearing preparation
Maintain attorney schedules with meticulous attention to court imposed deadlines
Strict adherence to attorney ethical guidelines and maintenance of confidentiality with respect to firm clients and firm business operations
Typing, editing, copying
Organizing and preparing documents
Drafting of work product such as letters, agreements, real estate closing documents and other legal documents
Initiating and responding to telephone calls, handling mail, drafting responses to correspondence
Checking for conflicts, opening new matters, creating and maintaining standardized case files
Work product and conduct consistent with firm values, policies and procedures
Using the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Clio, etc.)
Various office support tasks such as filing, assisting with time-sensitive projects in order to meet deadlines, general telephone coverage, office appearance
Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications Summary

A high-school diploma or equivalent is required
An advanced degree or formal education or certification in legal, paralegal, or related studies, is preferred
High degree of accuracy and thoroughness in work product
Good written, oral communication, proofreading and interpersonal skills
Strong English language skills
Skilled in the use of modern office equipment and computer technology
Demonstrated ability to handle work efficiently and confidentially
Ability to be productive in a fast-paced environment and to work under pressure
Timeliness and ability to meet deadlines
Temperament conducive to collaborative team work and work with employees at all levels
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Clio (or other equivalent time-keeping software)
Ability to follow instructions and to ask questions when instructions are unclear.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

401(k)
Paid time off

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay

Education:

High school or equivalent (Required)
Advanced degree or formal education or certification in legal, paralegal, or related studies (Preferred)

Experience:

Legal Office: 1-3 years (Preferred)
Salary Range

·         $20/hr – $22/hr

Work Location: One location. In person.  Possible intermittent remote work.

Please contact Jan Gould at (207) 377-6953 or jgould@lakedenison.com to apply.

How to Apply:

Contact: Jan Gould
Phone: (207) 377-6953

To apply for this job email your details to: jgould@lakedenison.com