Current Openings

Being an interdisciplinary company means that we can offer career paths that would not be available in traditional firms. If you’re a communications professional and want to learn more about sea level rise, this is the place. If you’re a paralegal and want to learn about wetlands, let’s grab those waders! If you’re a biologist and want to learn more about how policy is made, we will loan you a jacket and tie!

We believe that putting the right team together is the first step in solving the biggest problems. If you agree, this might be the place for you.

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You may have heard by now that Archipelago is not your typical law firm. In fact, it’s not a law firm at all. But we do provide legal services and that is where you come in. Our lawyers need help managing their cases and clients. Being a paralegal at Archipelago is just like being a paralegal at any other law firm except sometimes, it is completely different. That’s because we take a different approach to solving problems here. While other law firms see everything as a legal problem, we might see things differently. So, while other paralegals work with just lawyers, at Archipelago, you will be working with lawyers, scientists, communications professionals, and stakeholder engagement experts. The result is a dynamic environment where input is not just accepted from everyone, it is actively sought out. 


  • Work with attorneys and clients to organize case files and client documents
  • Prepare closing documents and binders
  • Draft discovery requests and responses
  • Perform basic legal research
  • Draft basic pleadings
  • File pleadings in various courts and municipalities
  • Perform deed research


  • Associate degree
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • 2-3 years of work experience in a professional setting with references, preferably in a law office or court

Help Maine families and businesses make the most effective and responsible use of their land and natural resources. We are looking for a Permitting Associate to help gather information, analyze data, and develop strategies to support responsible and sustainable coastal development. The ideal candidate will have some experience working in a regulatory environment either in the private sector or with a state or municipal government office, plus an educational background in the environmental or natural sciences. Wetland delineation experience is a plus.

This position works as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes lawyers, scientists, and policy makers, all focused on helping our clients make the best decisions for their families, businesses, and communities. Come be part of our dynamic team.


  • Meet with clients and prospective clients
  • Gather data from sites, plans, and digital sources
  • Review ordinances and other regulatory rules
  • Strategize with legal counsel and other team members
  • Propose solutions and strategies to clients and other decision makers
  • Draft and present applications to municipal boards
  • Position involves field work about 15% of the time in varying weather conditions and over undeveloped land and shorelines


  • Bachelor’s degree with a science major or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years of professional work experience in environmental regulatory agency or company
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong oral presentation skills

Law, Science, Policy...Welcome to the Archipelago

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At Archipelago we see our work differently. For us, it’s not about wood paneled conference rooms housing fine art collections. It’s not about top floor corner offices. We don’t care about parking spaces with our names on it; or even seeing our names on the building. If you need that stuff to feel successful, this is not the place for you.

Our Business Model is Simple:

Step 1

Keep the focus on the client

Step 2

Keep the overhead low

Step 3

Keep the egos in check

If you’re tired of spending countless hours in committee meetings arguing about office supplies, we should talk. If you are tired of funding massive amounts of legacy overhead, we should talk. Most importantly, if you think your clients would be happier in a place where you are free to provide them with the best service possible, we definitely should talk.