Open Positions

Applying for an Open Position

If you would like to apply for an open position, you enjoy a challenge, and would like to join our top-notch team, please submit your resume and letter of interest via e-mail to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence.

Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package including your choice of medical/dental plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 401k/Profit Sharing plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, personal and sick time, on-site subsidized parking, longevity bonuses and more.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practice and encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Litigation Attorney – Probate/Real Estate

Litigation Attorney – Probate/Real Estate
Portland, Maine

At Drummond Woodsum, we pride ourselves on being more than just another law firm. We understand that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we’ve intentionally cultivated an environment that promotes personal and professional growth through challenging and interesting work and mentorship, fosters a supportive team atmosphere, recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance, and offers benefits that reflect our genuine care for our colleagues.

We seek an experienced real estate and probate litigator to join the Trial Services Group in our Portland, Maine office. If you bring at least 3-5 years of experience and a passion for these areas of law, we want to hear from you!

In this position, you’ll focus on real estate and probate litigation matters, offering you an opportunity to showcase your expertise with clients and in the courtroom. You will work closely with other litigators, as well as the firm’s real estate and probate subject matter experts, on cases ranging from boundary disputes, to quiet title actions, to guardianship and will contests.

You may ask yourself what sets Drummond Woodsum apart. It’s our collaborative approach. Our litigation group doesn’t operate in silos; instead, we work closely with each other and our colleagues from different practice areas, leveraging their expertise to tackle complex legal challenges throughout the probate and real estate litigation process together.
If you have top-notch research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, a passion for the law, a strong work ethic, a desire to work closely with others, exceptional client relation skills, and impressive academic credentials, we encourage you to apply. Experience in handling discovery, motion practice, and oral advocacy is necessary and Maine bar admission is strongly preferred.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we invite you to submit a letter of interest, your resume, and at least two letters of reference to hr@dwmlaw.com. No phone calls, please. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Hybrid office option
  • Professional development, including costs for dues and continuing education
    • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
    • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
    • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

Legal Assistant - Litigation

Legal Assistant
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant to join our firm’s Litigation Practice Group working in Portland, Maine. Our litigation team is involved in a wide array of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and is involved in cases including bankruptcy, medical malpractice, civil rights claims against public schools, municipalities, and public officials, land use matters, and employment disputes, among others. As a legal assistant, in this role you’ll support various attorneys by providing administrative services, drafting various documents for attorney review, and generally provide support to enhance attorney/timekeeper effectiveness. While a background in litigation isn’t required, it would be beneficial for this position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Completing administrative duties, such as making copies, answering and directing phone calls, and greeting clients
  • Preparing documents and forms by completing initial drafts, processing edits and red-lining in Word, and conversions and manipulations in PDF
  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Communicating with clients
  • Calendaring deadlines and keeping files and tasks lists and deadlines organized
  • Submitting filings as directed to the appropriate agency
  • Providing exceptional service to all clients
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Be accurate, detail-oriented, and have strong attention to detail
  • Take initiative and be proactive; anticipate needs; reach out to become more involved
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills
  • System proficiency: general knowledge and experience with common software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and PDF processing; strong Excel and MS Word skills in particular
  • Motivated to learn and provide work of the highest quality

At Drummond Woodsum we are committed to the growth and development of our employees.  Our focus is geared toward fostering a culture where you can work with and learn from diverse individuals, explore and expand your capabilities, and are valued for the contributions and perspectives you bring. We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Firm involvement, including:
  • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
  • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
  • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

 

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to hr@dwmlaw.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Legal Assistant - Municipal Law Group

Legal Assistant
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant for our Municipal Law Group in our Portland, Maine office. This practice group supports municipalities throughout Maine and New Hampshire by providing a broad range of legal services. Legal assistants in this group play a crucial role by assisting attorneys with detailed administrative and research support, including drafting and reviewing legal documents, conducting in-depth legal research on municipal issues, managing complex data input, and overseeing comprehensive case management to ensure smooth and efficient operations. This position requires a high level of organization, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic legal environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with attorneys, clients, and other professionals to discuss assigned cases and projects
  • Maintain and organize legal files, records, and documents, including complex data manipulation in Excel spreadsheets
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on municipal law, zoning, land use, public records, and other relevant legal issues
  • Draft correspondence, memoranda, and other communications on behalf of attorneys
  • Respond to public records requests, including FOAA (Freedom of Access Act) and FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) inquiries
  • Provide litigation support, including preparation of pleading materials and case management
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of litigation proceedings, municipal law, and local government operations is preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar skills
  • System proficiency: general knowledge and experience with common software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite and PDF processing; strong Excel and MS Word skills in particular
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality

At Drummond Woodsum we are committed to the growth and development of our employees.  Our focus is geared toward fostering a culture where you can work with and learn from diverse individuals, explore and expand your capabilities, and are valued for the contributions and perspectives you bring. We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Firm involvement, including:
  • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
  • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
  • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

 

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to hr@dwmlaw.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Accounts Receivable Specialist
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is seeking a full-time Accounts Receivable Specialist to join our firm’s finance team in Portland, Maine. In this role you will manage the firm’s accounts receivable process, ensuring timely and accurate processing of invoices, and maintaining strong relationships with clients to optimize collections. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and a solid understanding of accounting principles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor accounts receivable and follow up on overdue accounts to ensure timely collections
  • Communicate effectively with clients regarding billing inquiries and discrepancies
  • Apply client payments, process refunds, and manage account adjustments
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records in our accounting system
  • Reconcile accounts receivable ledger to ensure all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Collaborate with billing team and attorneys to resolve billing issues and disputes
  • Prepare and present regular reports on accounts receivable status and performance to firm management
  • Assist with month-end closing processes and audits as required
  • Implement and maintain effective internal controls related to the accounts receivable function

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma with 1-3 years of experience
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and accounts receivable processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks effectively
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

At Drummond Woodsum we are committed to the growth and development of our employees.  Our focus is geared toward fostering a culture where you can work with and learn from diverse individuals, explore and expand your capabilities, and are valued for the contributions and perspectives you bring. We’re committed to providing our team members with the support they need to thrive both personally and professionally, and we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Insurance options, including domestic partner coverage, for health (either a co-pay-based plan or HSA with firm contributions), dental, and vision
  • 401(k) plan with pre- or post-tax investment options and firm contributions
  • Wellness support, including partnerships with SoulBeing and Calm, telehealth coverage, and on-site privacy rooms
  • Life insurance coverage at 1.5x your annual salary, plus supplemental voluntary coverage available
  • Leave plans, including paid parental leave, short- and long-term disability
  • Firm involvement, including:
  • Monthly firm lunch meetings to hear about all areas of the firm
  • Committee participation, such as our Community Service Committee which organizes a drive every December and our public outreach week in July
  • Social gatherings – 2023 included a field day BBQ, a holiday get-together, and our annual Halloween party for our families

 

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to hr@dwmlaw.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D