The Maine Criminal Defense Group
Kennebunk, ME US
Posted ago
The Maine Criminal Defense Group


Please note that this is not a remote position. To be considered for this position, you must be willing and able to work at our physical office located in Kennebunk, ME.

We are looking for someone to join our Firm - a tight-knit team of professionals who work hard to support our clients and help them to have a better future.

We help good people in bad situations avoid serious criminal consequences because we know that most people are inherently good, and just need a second chance in life.

The Maine Criminal Defense Group is looking for the right candidate to join our team as a Paralegal for an in-person position in our Kennebunk Maine office.  If you have a minimum of 3 years of working as a Paralegal in a law firm and enjoy a fast-paced environment, this is an opportunity for you!


This position requires expert knowledge of MAC systems, confidence in communicating on the phone with the legal system, agencies and vendors, current clients and potential clients; working within established policies and procedures; attending weekly staff meetings; drafting legal documents and correspondence; keeping track of client case stages and matters; prepping and processing legal documentation; scanning, photocopying, and periodic filing. Additionally:

  • Draft legal documents, pleadings, and correspondence such as motions to suppress evidence, motions in limine, juror questionnaires, internal legal briefs of case-specific legal issues, client case update and closing letters, etc., under the supervision and guidance of a criminal attorney
  • Receive, examine, evaluate, and brief new and complex criminal cases for the legal team
  • Gather information about legal issues while conducting client interviews
  • Organize and manage discovery for the attorneys
  • Draft subpoenas and coordinate with process servers
  • Track and monitor case matters, from start to finish, to ensure clients are receiving the highest level of communication and service


  • ABA-approved paralegal certificates program such as an Associate’s degree or proprietary school program in paralegal studies
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extensive experience working under an attorney in a law firm, public defender’s office, or state/federal prosecutor’s office
  • Litigation support experience with knowledge of the capabilities and use of technology for the development, presentation, and defense of state and federal criminal cases
  • Experience drafting legal correspondence and motions for attorney review
  • High level working knowledge, familiarity, and comfort using Westlaw or Lexis Nexis legal research suites
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Expert with Mac Operating System
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and comfortable with software systems used to support legal work.

$26 - $32 hourly
About The Maine Criminal Defense Group

We’re an established, small criminal defense law firm, changing lives, one client at a time. We absolutely believe in what we do, which is to provide the very best legal services possible for each and every one of our clients. We take a total team approach where everyone's input and collaboration is necessary to get the very best possible results for the clients, and where we value every team member's contributions to that outcome.

We provide competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a hard-to-beat paid time off policy.  

What’s next?

If this sounds like your job and your team… and you think you’d be a GREAT fit for our Firm’s culture, we very much look forward to speaking with you soon.

If you’d like to see more about our culture and how we have fun while we work, visit! 

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