Vacationland is a popular nickname for the state of Maine, but many people have chosen to make the state their home. With mountains, lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean, the legal opportunities are as widespread as the scenery. If you are looking for an attorney job, Maine may be the ideal situation for your needs.
Maine is very dependent on the tourist season. Along the more popular tourist routes, some smaller businesses are only open 3 or 4 months a year, earning enough to support their families throughout the "off season" times. There are comparably few large companies that make Maine their home, but some include Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX, LL Bean and DeLorme maps.
Portland is the largest city in Maine with just over 66,000 residents.
With over 1.3 million residents in the state, family law is an important component in the legal system. Family law focuses on child custody issues, child support, adoptions and divorces. Needless to say, working in family law takes finesse and understanding as these are all highly emotional issues. A family lawyer needs to be understanding but always looking out for his or her client's best interests.
There is also a need for criminal law attorneys in the state. Exceptional communication skills are a must for this position. Criminal law matters can be highly emotional and will require a calm demeanor with quality communication skills. Superior communication is necessary between the attorney and clients, court employees and witnesses.
A successful attorney does not simply know the law and defend his or her client. In order to thrive in this environment, you should also able to work with a diverse group of people. In Maine, you are likely to encounter cross sections of cultures and economic status. A successful attorney will be able to adapt to these unique qualities and effectively communicate legal documents and motions while respecting this diversity. This will include being able to build and maintain solid working relationships with clients and the public as well as other attorneys, judges and mediators.
One of Maine's sayings is "worth a visit, worth a lifetime." While not an overly business oriented state, there are plenty of Maine attorney jobs
to fit your needs.