We are looking for a lawyer to join our firm in SW Portland as soon as possible. Ideally you have at least 2-5 years of experience in drafting (business, estate planning, miscellaneous contracts, etc.), with a creative, problem solving mind. We want a positive person who is pleasant to work with and good with people (clients and colleagues). If a significant portion of your experience is litigation, but you’re interested in making a transition, we’ll consider you, too.
We are a small firm (5 lawyers, 9 employees total) with a warm, team-oriented office environment. The practice is about 50% business, 20% estate/succession planning (business focused), and 30% litigation. About half of the business work is commercial real estate-related.
We think the most attractive part about working here is the healthy work-life balance (typically no more than 40 hours/week), and the supportive, encouraging environment. Applicants need not bring a book of business, although it would be okay if they did (we're looking for someone who can help us complete our work, not someone to bring in more work necessarily). This is intended to be a long-term/career hire.
If you have the character, professionalism, and spirit that we're looking for, then please send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé. Tell us a little about you, your professional experience, your strengths, what you like about your practice, and what makes you a good teammate. We believe that like-minded people gravitate toward each other, so we hope the letters will make our selection process very clear (and that way we can ignore the boring résumés).
Compensation depends on qualifications. You'll make more at a bigger firm, but you'll love working here.
One more thing...we don't have a website because all of our new clients find us by referral, and we're as busy as we want to be without one.
The Barnett Firm, LLC
Why Work Here?
Positive, encouraging environment. Warm personalities. Exciting. Prioritizes work-life balance