Staff Openings

At Preti Flaherty, our career tracks offer you the chance to work in a leading law firm known for helping some of the region’s most successful companies grow and thrive.

Our professionals enjoy a diverse, collaborative work environment consisting of five offices, and work side-by-side with over 100 attorneys. We believe in thinking differently, and so all staff members are encouraged to offer ideas to help serve our clients better.

We work hard, but also enjoy what we do. And that kind of effort pays off at Preti Flaherty. Our staff is rewarded with a competitive compensation plan and excellent benefits. If you’re ready for challenging, innovative work, we encourage you to consider joining us.

Professional, non-legal career tracks include:

  • Administrative
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal
  • Secretarial

Current Openings

Legal Assistant - Environmental Group

Portland, ME

At Preti Flaherty, our career tracks offer you the chance to work in a leading law firm known for helping some of the region’s most successful companies grow and thrive. Our professionals enjoy a diverse, collaborative work environment across three states (Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts) with over one hundred attorneys. We believe in thinking differently, and so all staff members are encouraged to offer ideas to help serve our clients better.

Preti Flaherty is seeking a Legal Assistant to support attorneys in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group located in our Portland, ME office. In addition to a high level of technological proficiency, the successful candidate should be organized, a self-starter, with the ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently. In addition, the candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and be highly attentive to detail.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package which includes health/dental, life and disability insurances, paid time off, paid holidays and retirement benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Preti Flaherty employees are required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation for a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

Legal Assistant - Energy Group

Augusta, ME

At Preti Flaherty, our career tracks offer you the chance to work in a leading law firm known for helping some of the region’s most successful companies grow and thrive. Our professionals enjoy a diverse, collaborative work environment across three states (Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts) with over one hundred attorneys. We believe in thinking differently, and so all staff members are encouraged to offer ideas to help serve our clients better.

Preti Flaherty is seeking a Legal Assistant to support attorneys in the firm’s Energy Practice Group located in our Augusta, ME office. In addition to a high level of technological proficiency, the successful candidate should be organized, a self-starter, with the ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently. In addition, the candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and be highly attentive to detail.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package which includes health/dental, life and disability insurances, paid time off, paid holidays and retirement benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Preti Flaherty employees are required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation for a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

Office Services Clerk

Portland, ME

Preti Flaherty is seeking to hire a full-time motivated individual to work in its Service Center and with its Office Services Team. The successful candidate will be energetic, motivated, responsible and congenial.

Typical duties include:

  • Daily mail pickup from and delivery to the post office
  • Daily sorting and scanning of mail
  • Daily processing of UPS and FedEx packages
  • Daily morning and afternoon errands (within ½ mile walking distance of office)
  • Completion of photocopying or scanning projects as requested by attorneys and staff
  • Ordering and stocking supplies
  • Moving and occasional assembly of small office furniture and equipment 
  • Conference room set-ups for meetings and events
  • Data entry
  • Other duties as directed

Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to ensure timely completion of all projects
  • Decent computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office is preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Capable of lifting 50lbs +/- multiple times daily
  • Ability to operate copy machines and document scanners
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health/dental insurance, 401K options, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, etc. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Preti Flaherty employees are required, as a condition of employment, to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination or their eligibility for a medical or religious exemption under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

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Litigation Paralegal

Portland, ME

Preti Flaherty is seeking an experienced Litigation Paralegal to join its Litigation Practice Group in the Portland, Maine, office. The position requires excellent communications skills and a high level of technological proficiency, including the use of document management and trial presentation software systems.  Advanced trial and/or testimonial administrative hearing experience is required. 

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  Preti Flaherty employees are required, as a condition of employment, to show proof of their Covid-19 vaccination or their eligibility for a medical or religious exemption under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

Human Resources Coordinator

Portland, ME

Preti Flaherty seeks a Human Resources Coordinator to join our HR Department. We look to hire an energetic and highly motivated individual to work with the HR Director and HR Specialist to advance the departments initiatives to improve productivity and efficiencies within the department and firm.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter and team player, who is willing to accept direction, yet work independently. Candidates must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with performance review process
  • Assist with staff recruitment and interview process
  • Prepare documents for new hires
  • Assist with reviewing and approving timecards for payroll
  • File maintenance and audits
  • Coordinate blood drives and flu clinics
  • Respond to staff requests
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Competencies

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong research and writing abilities
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team

Qualifications and Prior Experience

  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Human Resources Information System
  • Experience at a law firm or other professional services firm is not required but preferred

Preti Flaherty offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a retirement and profit sharing plan, paid time off. Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Preti Flaherty employees are required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation for a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

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Corporate Paralegal

Portland, ME

Preti Flaherty is seeking a full-time Corporate Paralegal to be part of an energized team of lawyers and paralegals. This is a fast-paced position in our thriving Business Law Group. In addition to a high level of technological proficiency, the successful candidate will have excellent communication, time management, multi-tasking abilities and organizational skills. Experience with Workshare, Microsoft Office and adobe is preferred.

Duties:

  • Engage with entity types and monitor and perform compliance tasks
  • Draft governing documents
  • UCC filings, searches, annual reporting, etc.
  • Create and maintain corporate/company records and record books
  • Research, analyze and apply statute and regulatory rules.
  • Assist clients with identifying needs
  • Develop and deploy organizational strategies; maintain large databases with privileged information.
  • Standard legal office duties, including: credit card reconciliation, time entry, e-mail archiving, filing, document control, set up and review billing accounts, and additional admin.
  • Applying for EINs and doing other IRS tax classification applications and state tax registrations

Desired Skills:

Critical thinking; comfort with ambiguity; willingness to cover for other people/practice areas; work independently and self-motivate; strong oral and written communication skills; to identify and resolve or escalate potential issues efficiently.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health/dental insurance, 401K options, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, etc. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Preti Flaherty employees are required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation for a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief under the Firm’s Vaccination Policy.

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Firm Highlights

Publication

H-2B Temporary Visas: Additional 35,000 Coming in Second Half of FY 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas...

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Identifying and Preventing Inappropriate Comments at Work

Employers are starting to establish a new workplace normal. Employees are often returning to work in an environment that is dramatically different than the one they left two years ago. How we communicate with...

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Attorney Crystal L. Bulges Joins Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Crystal L. Bulges has joined the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, working in the Portland office. Crystal brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience...

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More Reminders of the Shortcomings of Maine’s Freedom of Access Law

As part of an editorial marking Sunshine Week , the annual celebration started by the American Society of News Editors to recognize the importance of open government, Preti Flaherty attorney Sig Schutz is quoted by the  Bangor...

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Proposed EPA Rule Would Tighten Emissions Standards at Affected Power Plants and Industrial Sources

On April 6, the U.S. EPA published a proposed rule to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) in 26 states that the agency says are impacting the ability of downwind states to...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, Ellie Quinby, and Katherine Oaks filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced...

Press Coverage

From Maine to Kushan: Teaching the U.S. Legal System in China

Preti Flaherty attorney Jeff Thaler was recently the subject of an essay written by one of his former students at Duke Kushan University (DKU). In 2019, Jeff spent time at DKU serving as a...

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Employers May See Increased Accommodation Requests in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a multitude of challenges for employers. As more employees return to the office in 2022—whether full-time or on a hybrid schedule—employers will face difficult compliance questions and, most likely...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among the...

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FY2023 H-1B Season – Key Facts for Employers

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B initial registration period for the FY 2023 cap is scheduled to open at noon ET on March 1, 2022 and will remain open until noon ET...