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Careers at Berman & Simmons

Administrative Assistant

(Portland Office)

Berman & Simmons, P.A., a busy litigation law firm in Lewiston, Portland, and Bangor has an immediate opening for an experienced Administrative Assistant in its Portland office. The ideal candidate will enjoy managing a smaller office and providing clerical support to multiple attorneys in a satellite capacity.  In addition to working independently and providing clerical support, the daily tasks include legal transcription, scheduling, greeting clients, handling phone inquiries, and setting up files in our database. We are looking for a smart, ambitious professional who is tech-savvy and enjoys working in a fast-pace environment.  We require a bachelor’s degree in English, History, or a related field and experience in a professional office.

Berman & Simmons offers an excellent wage and full benefit package, including paid parking, health insurance, disability insurance, profit sharing and 401(k) plans. This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  If you would like to join our team and be associated with a firm that is widely considered Maine’s best personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys, please submit your resume, cover letter stating why you want a career in the legal field, and references to the Personnel Manager.  All inquiries will be held in confidence.  Only complete packages will be considered.

Audrey Fillion, Personnel Manager

Berman & Simmons, P.A., 129 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

careers@bermansimmons.com

 

Accounting Clerk / Receptionist

(Part Time - Lewiston Office)

Berman & Simmons, P.A., a busy litigation law firm in Lewiston, Portland, and Bangor Maine is currently seeking a skilled Accounting Clerk to perform a variety of accounting and bookkeeping tasks.  The primary job responsibilities include accounts payable, data entry into the financial database, processing checks, and bank/credit card reconciliations.  The successful candidate should have an associate’s degree in Accounting and 1-3 years of experience.  This is a part-time position that will include some time at the front reception desk.  Experience with multi-line phone systems and comfort with greeting clients is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Provide accounting and clerical support to the accounting department
  • Accurately prepare and maintain accounting documents and records
  • Process accounts payable
  • Prepare bank deposits, general ledger postings and statements
  • Provide assistance and support to firm personnel
  • Research, track, and solve accounting problems and discrepancies
  • Provide outstanding customer service at the reception desk in person and on a busy phone system

Requirements

  • A record of proven accounting experience
  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers
  • Data entry and processing skills
  • Computer knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Office and accounting software
  • Accounting degree and/or relevant certification
  • 1-3 years of office experience in a similar role

This position is Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., beginning the second week of September. We offer a competitive starting salary and generous benefit package.  If you would like to join our team and be associated with a firm that is widely considered Maine’s best personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to the Personnel Manager. 

Audrey Fillion, Personnel Manager

Berman & Simmons, P.A., 129 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

careers@bermansimmons.com

 

Intake Coordinator

(Lewiston Office)

Berman & Simmons, P.A., a busy litigation law firm in Lewiston, Portland, and Bangor Maine is currently seeking an Intake Coordinator to work from our main office in Lewiston. This position will be responsible for managing potential injury and negligence cases that come to the firm through phone calls, web inquires, and direct walk ins and will work closely with attorneys and senior management.  Responsibilities will include conducting client intakes, creating electronic files, maintaining accurate data entry, following up on potential cases, and tracking results.  In addition, the successful candidate will work with the marketing manager to track and analyze specific online client acquisition efforts.

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and demonstrate the ability to connect with our valued clients.  Preference given to those with extensive customer service experience or formal customer service training.

Requirements of the position include:

  • Possess strong critical thinking skills to evaluate conflicts scenarios or outcomes;
  • Prepare conflicts search results, including analysis and evaluation of results;
  • Conduct a detailed intake interview with prospective clients to obtain all pertinent information about the case;
  • Identify potential issues and escalate as needed;
  • Obtain relevant and accurate information and provide complete summary to attorney for review;
  • Review incoming business for potential conflict of interest according to firm policy;
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, track marketing, and work with senior management on other administrative tasks; and
  • Possess excellent research, analytical and reasoning skills, understand how data interrelates, and be able to follow logical progression of process.

The successful professional will possess the ability to lead by example in his or her commitment to client service; high levels of judgment, discretion, attention to detail, responsiveness, and initiative; the ability to deal effectively with differing opinions and diverse personalities; and a collaborative work ethic and flexibility in order to manage a busy workload.

This position is full time with some early evening work.  The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary plus generous benefit package. If you would like to join our team and be associated with a firm that is widely considered Maine’s best personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys, please submit your resume, cover letter stating why you want a career in the legal field, and a writing sample to the Personnel Manager. 

Audrey Fillion, Personnel Manager

Berman & Simmons, P.A., 129 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

careers@bermansimmons.com

 

Berman & Simmons’ policy is to not discriminate by reason of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic pre-disposition, religion, age, ancestry or national origin. We will make reasonable accommodations, including modification of policies and procedures, in appropriate cases for qualified individuals with disabilities if we can do so without undue hardship.