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STAFF ATTORNEY – RUTLAND COUNTY

The Office of the Public Defender in Rutland, Vermont has an opening for a full-time public defender. The office employs four other attorneys, an investigator and two secretaries.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date. Applicants must have 1-5 years of relevant legal experience, or have a background in criminal law studies and student practice. They must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team that handles a very demanding caseload.

This is an exempt, full-time position. Starting salary: $52,312 to $67,808 based upon qualifications and experience. The position will remain open until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume by Sunday, October 28th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

(posted 9/10/18)


Busy law firm with office locations in Stowe, Jeffersonville, Morrisville, Waterbury and Richmond is seeking a Real Estate and General Practice Paralegal based out of its Richmond office.

Applicants should have great attention to detail, complete computer literacy, well-developed interpersonal and communications skills, the ability to exercise good judgment in adjusting priorities, strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, the flexibility to work as part of a team, and be able to manage a heavy workload while working independently.

The right candidate should have some combination of experience and proficiency in real estate, probate, estate planning and trusts, and/or corporate law. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing law firm that serves the diverse legal needs of our community.

Please email or mail resume to Katie Reen. No phone calls please.


Katie Reen
Stackpole & French Law Offices
P.O. Box 819
Stowe, Vermont 05672
www.stackpolefrench.com

(posted 9/21/2018)


Attorney
Established in 1986, Bendett & McHugh, P.C., has been providing outstanding legal services specifically focused in representing mortgage servicers and lenders in our Mortgage Default practice.
We are committed to providing career-oriented, professionally-rewarding experiences to all who choose to work at our firm.

The firm seeks a Vermont licensed litigation attorney to work in the firm’s expanding South Burlington Vermont practice. Ideal candidate will have two or more years of litigation experience. Responsibilities include but not limited to highly contested matters, evidentiary hearings, and trials.

Compensation includes:
• Competitive salary
• Medical, dental, vision insurance, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending
• Paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick time and floating holiday’s
• 401 (k)
• Wellness programs
• Flexible work hours

Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements and send to sboice@bmpc-law.com. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm www.bmpc-law.com

(posted 9/17/2018)


The Agency of Education seeks a Vermont licensed attorney to serve as its General Counsel. Candidates should have a minimum of 8 years of legal experience and possess proficiency at managing complex subject matters that impact a wide audience. Responsibilities will include direct supervision of other attorneys and investigators; managing  a complex and varied caseload; providing legal advice and published formal opinions to the Secretary, officials of the agency and others at the Secretary’s direction on issues involving substantial public policy concerns or substantial financial impact; appearance before legislative committees on bills of significance to the Agency; development and execution of litigation strategies in state and federal regulatory and civil forums.   

Please send your resumes and a writing sample to:

                Molly Bachman
                Agency of Education
                219 North Main Street
                Barre, VT 05641

(posted 9/14/2018)


FULL TIME ATTORNEY NEEDED.  Northeast Kingdom Law, PLLC located in Newport, VT seeks a full-time attorney to handle public defense caseload.  The position is demanding and fast paced.  Vermont license required. Pay commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, two references and salary requirements to: jadams@neklaw.com or 58 Second St., Newport, VT 05855

(posted 9/13/2018)


Legal Administrative Assistant - Rubin, Kidney, Myer & Vincent, a Barre, VT law firm seeks an individual to support our litigation practice. The successful candidate must possess the following: attention to detail, excellent command of English grammar and proofreading skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, strong computer skills, be comfortable interacting by phone with sometimes-challenging clientele, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to learn quickly, ability to multi-task, ability to prioritize workload, ability to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team, ability to handle difficult case information and a positive attitude. This is a 25 hour a week position. Excellent salary and benefits. A great job at a fun place to work. Kindly respond to: Loretta Larson, Office Manager via email to llarson@rkmvlaw.com please use Legal Administrative Assistant in subject line.

(posted 9/12/2018)


APPELLATE SECRETARY - MONTPELIER

The Office of the Appellate Defender has an opening for a full-time administrative secretary. The secretary acts with authority on appellate case management and other specifically delegated functions. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Supervising Appellate Defender and is reviewed by the Defender General or his/her designee. Acts as a representative of the Office of the Appellate Defender in daily operations, maintaining contact with clients, professional persons, and other governmental officials. Finalizes Appellate briefs, files briefs and related documents with the Vermont Supreme Court (VSC) and provides copies to clients. Tracks all due dates and makes sure transcripts are ordered on time. Keeps records of all transcripts received. Obtains files from the VSC for appellate cases and makes copies as needed. Opens new case files, enters information in a central database, and sends letters to new clients and Superior Courts. Files motions with the VSC and processes all entry orders. Assists with the screening and sorting of mail and telephone calls and routing them to proper persons. Plans, installs, reviews, refines and maintains office systems and practices. Assists with public defense trainings. Performs related work as required.

Successful applicants must possess the following: attention to detail, excellent command of English grammar and proofreading skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, strong computer skills, be comfortable interacting by phone with a sometimes-challenging clientele, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to learn quickly, ability to multi-task, ability to prioritize workload, ability to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team, ability to handle difficult case information, and a positive attitude. NOTE:  Experience as a secretary in a legal environment is highly desired.

Minimum pay:  $16.66/hour with full State benefits. Exempt PG17 position covered by the bargaining agreement between the ODG and the VSEA.  EOE.

Please email a cover letter and resume by Sunday, September 30th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

(posted 9/11/2018)



 

OLSON & ASSOCIATES, a general practice law firm located in the Village of Stowe, seeks a full-time or part-time paralegal/legal assistant to assist with our busy real estate practice. Formed in 1995, our office continues to grow, and we are looking for an energetic, upbeat addition to our real estate team. Candidate must have a sense of humor and play well with others. Real estate experience is helpful, and strong computer skills are a must. Depending on hours, we offer health insurance, 401k retirement plan and profit-sharing. Please submit cover letter and resume to tara@olsonplc.net.

(posted 9/6/2018)


OLSON & ASSOCIATES, a general practice law firm located in the Village of Stowe, seeks a full-time attorney to assist in real estate transactions as well as other areas of law. Formed in 1995, our office continues to grow, and we are looking for an energetic, upbeat addition to our firm. Candidate must have a sense of humor and play well with others. This position includes full benefits, 401k retirement plan and profit-sharing, and potential for growth. Please submit your cover letter and resume to becky@olsonplc.net.

(posted 9/6/2018)


The Office of Child Support is recruiting for a staff attorney stationed in our Springfield district office, primarily covering child support cases in Windham and Windsor counties and around the state as needed. The opening is for an Office of Child Support Staff Attorney I, II or III.

Primary responsibilities include handling hearings before the family division magistrate and judge, providing legal assistance to staff in the district office, and motion and appellate work. The successful attorney will have demonstrated skill in the courtroom, strong legal research and writing skills, an ability to work collaboratively in an office environment, experience with negotiation or mediation and using procedural justice principles, and a desire to participate in a variety of projects with statewide impact.

The ideal candidate will be one who desires to be a forerunner in the services provided by the Office of Child Support. Applicants must be admitted to the Vermont Bar. Please submit your letter of interest and resume through the Vermont Human Resources website - http://humanresources.vermont.gov/ by mid September. Any questions should be directed to our managing attorney, Sarah Haselton, Office of Child Support, 280 State Drive, A Building, Waterbury, VT 05671-1060 - 802-241-2319. 

(posted 9/4/2018)


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE


Burlington VT litigation boutique seeks highly-motivated attorney to join busy practice. Areas include education law, labor and employment, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Please send confidential resume to: Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, P.C, Attention: Hiring Partner, 76 St. Paul Street, Suite 400, Burlington Vermont 05401, or amanitsky@lynnlawvt.com

(posted 8/31/2018)


Staff Attorney II, III, or IV

Office of the Secretary of State

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for an intermediate level prosecuting attorney in the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation!

You will assist two experienced prosecuting attorneys in representing the State of Vermont in the screening, evaluation, and prosecution of administrative complaints of unprofessional conduct for over 40 professions.  This position will be responsible for handling a vertical caseload, from the decision to charge through appeal, in a fast-paced work environment.

This position primarily focuses on litigation with a large and varied caseload.  Duties include attending investigative team meetings; working closely with investigators and law enforcement; all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, depositions, trial preparation, and final merits hearings before professional Boards and Administrative Law Officers; and more.  This position also handles appeals at both the administrative and State Supreme Court levels. 

A solid litigation background is required with a minimum of two to five years of prosecutorial or general civil/administrative litigation practice required.  Candidates must also have strong organizational skills; good legal research skills; clear, concise writing ability; and excellent communication skills.  Must be admitted to practice law in Vermont.

This position is a full-time, exempt position in Montpelier.  Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

For more information contact:   Beth St. James, Prosecuting Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, 802-828-1218, elizabeth.st.james@sec.state.vt.us

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Brittany Elliott, Office of the Secretary of State, 802-828-0498, brittany.elliott@sec.state.vt.us                                                                                

Montpelier – Full-time.   Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

(posted 8/31/2018)


 

 


Assistant Attorney General Position

Agency of Human Services/Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)

The Office of the Attorney General, Agency of Human Services Legal Division, has an immediate opening for one full-time assistant attorney general position to represent the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) in healthcare appeals and other general assistance programs.  Located in Waterbury, the attorney will be responsible for handling administrative hearings before the Human Services Board in connection with Vermont’s Health Care Exchange (Vermont Health Connect – www.Vermont HealthConnect.gov).

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in, with at least 1 to 5 years of relevant legal experience. Candidates with litigation experience are encouraged to apply.  Knowledge and experience in administrative law would be helpful.  Candidates must possess excellent research, writing, and courtroom presentation skills.  Some travel around the state is required to different hearing locations.

This assistant attorney general position is a limited service, full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

The position will remain open until filled.  Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email or mail to: Attorney General’s Office c/o Marcia Garlisi, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-0701 or by email to marcia.garlisi@vermont.gov.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see:

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity

(posted 8/28/2018)



Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
State of Vermont, Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bennington, VT

Summary of Duties: The Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual and sick leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, and LTD after one year.

A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within Addison County. litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court. may represent the State in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court and handle appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other staff with research, trial preparation and trial. DSA’s are expected to collaborate with other SA office staff, as well as law enforcement officers, partner agencies and organizations. DSA’s will work with community stakeholders to ensure best practices in reducing incarceration and criminal behaviors. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the criminal justice system and the department. Must ensure timely data entry of cases as required by the Office and Department. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Vermont and federal laws, particularly those relating to the work performed by the State’s Attorney’s Office. Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations. Ability to handle a high volume of litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and maintain confidentiality. Ability to consistently ensure accuracy in work product and in paying close attention to details. Ability to consistently meet deadlines. Ability to collect data and write reports to the department, granting agency, Vermont legislature. Knowledge of legislative and rule-making process. Ability to conduct training and make presentations to groups. Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations. Excellent skills in writing and oral communications. Ability to accurately use Microsoft Office programs and the SAS case management system(s). Ability to respectfully interact with all co-workers and supervisors, the public and partner organizations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the Department and with our partner agencies and organizations. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines, workload, partners and constituents can be expected. Work outside of the normal workday schedule can be regularly expected. Private means of transportation must be available. Computer work for research, case management, correspondence expected. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes). 

Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and Admission to the Vermont bar is required (or pending). Preference will be given to candidates with courtroom and jury trial experience. 

**DO NOT APPLY ONLINE** Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, and an up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: Bennington County State’s Attorney Erica Marthage Erica.marthage@vermont.gov and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov

DEADLINE for application: September 14, 2018 by 4:30 PM. 

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

(posted 8/24/2018)


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY POSITION:

Daly & Daly, P.C. is seeking an Associate with 2-4 years’ experience to join our general practice law firm in Burlington, Vermont. We are a small firm with an emphasis on business law, commercial transactions, and land use. We also provide civil litigation services. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest electronically to office@dalyanddaly.com.  Competitive pay and benefits offered.

(posted 8/23/2018)


Job Description:
Founded in 2011, Leopold & Associates, PLLC, is a rapidly growing multi-state law firm with offices in Armonk, New York, Midtown Manhattan, New York, Parsippany, New Jersey, Stamford, Connecticut, Portland, ME, York, PA and White River Junction, Vermont. Our firm represents mortgage servicers, banks and investors in all courts, both state and federal. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, specializes in commercial and residential mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, evictions, loss mitigation, mediations, contested litigation, real estate and financial services litigation. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, responsiveness and innovation when navigating the difficult regulatory environment in today’s mortgage servicing industry. Our firm is dedicated to providing our clients with superior legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We are recognized as one of the leading firms in our field by the largest loan servicers in the nation.
Leopold & Associates is seeking an Attorney to join our team at our White River Junction, Vermont Office. Working from home part time may also be discussed. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement.
The ideal candidate is energetic, flexible, and professional and has experience with working in a law firm environment.
Responsibilities:
• Interpreting laws, legislation or regulations, analyzing data, legal questions and existing evidence or facts
• Drafting and reviewing various pleadings and motions
• Appearing in Court at trials, hearings and conferences
• Reviewing and addressing title issues and real estate matters
• Reviewing and addressing Court and attorney correspondence
Education & Experience:
• VT Bar Admission
• Multiple years of experience in VT FC practice
• Complete knowledge of VT motion practice
• Ability to manage and motivate staff and manage workloads and projects
• Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Outlook and Excel
• Professional written and communication skills
• Strong word processing and proofreading skills
• Ability to work meticulously to ensure the quality of your product
• Must have excellent phone manner and written and oral communication skills
• Work well under pressure
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Working from home flexibility may be discussed

Please email resume to Ivy Capelli:
icapelli@leopoldassociates.com

(posted 8/21/2018)


Stackpole & French, a busy Vermont law firm with offices in Stowe, Jeffersonville, Morrisville and Waterbury, seeks a well-rounded associate attorney to join our team. 

The right candidate should have at least one to three years of general practice experience, with some combination of experience in real estate, land use, probate, estate planning and trusts, general corporate matters, municipal law, and/or litigation. 

Candidates must be graduates of an accredited law school and admitted or eligible for admission to the Vermont bar.  Candidates should be very self-directed and self-motivated, have well-developed interpersonal communication and writing skills, and be flexible to work as part of a team to serve the needs of a diverse range of clients.

Position can be tailored to fit the skill set and practice interests of the right candidate.  This is a great opportunity to work fairly autonomously, but with the support of an established firm.

Please email or mail resume to Katie Reen.  No phone calls please.

Katie Reen
Stackpole & French Law Office
P.O. Box 819
Stowe, Vermont 05672
(802)253-7339
www.stackpolefrench.com

(posted 8/14/2018)


FULL TIME ATTORNEY - Northeast Kingdom Law, PLLC located in Newport, VT seeks full time attorney to handle public defense caseload. The position is demanding and fast paced. Pay commensurate with experience. Please send resume, two references and salary requirements to: jadams@neklaw.com OR 58 2nd Street, Newport, VT 05855. No phone calls please.

(posted 8/14/2018)

 


Job Title: Human Rights Commission Administrative Law Examiner/Investigator

Department: Vermont Human Rights Commission (VHRC)

Job location: Montpelier, VT

Status: Permanent full-time exempt position; PG24

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018.

Brief Job Description: Conducts impartial investigations into complaints of discrimination in housing, public accommodations and state government employment by locating and interviewing witnesses, obtaining and reviewing documents, conciliating complaints, conducting legal research, writing in depth reports that contain a factual and legal analysis as to the merits of the complaint and making a recommended finding to the Commissioners. Expected to present educational workshops and training and conduct outreach on issues of civil rights under state and federal law. Such other duties as assigned by the executive director. Includes some travel for which private transportation may be required. For a full job description visit the HRC website at www.hrc.vermont.gov.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will be a highly motivated person with a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent Vermont four-year law study. Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and knowledge of state and federal civil rights laws. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships among a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Demonstrated experience in conducting investigations, dispute and conflict resolution and/or training a plus.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume demonstrating relevant experience via email, fax or mail (no phone calls please) to:

Jocelyn Bolduc, Executive Staff Assistant – email: Jocelyn.bolduc@vermont.gov
Vermont Human Rights Commission
14-16 Baldwin St., Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
(802) 828-2481 (FAX)

EEO Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

(posted 8/13/2018)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merritt & Merritt - Intellectual Property Associate

Boutique corporate and intellectual property law firm located on the Burlington, Vermont  waterfront seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time intellectual property associate position.   Tasks will include counseling clients on intellectual property protection, including copyright, trademark and trade secret,  as well as evaluating proposed trademarks, prosecution of trademark applications, filing copyright applications and assisting the Firm’s patent agent with patent drafting and prosecution.       

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two (2) years of prior private practice work experience. Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills.      

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(posted 9/17/16)*


 

Merritt & Merritt - Senior Corporate Associate

Boutique corporate law firm located on the Burlington waterfront seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time senior corporate associate position.   Tasks will include assisting clients to structure, negotiate and close sophisticated corporate transactions, including debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other similar business transactions. Experience in intellectual property matters a plus.      

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two (2) years of prior private practice work experience with corporate transactions.  Ideally, candidates will possess extensive experience working on private placement transactions and/or mergers and acquisitions.  Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills and general knowledge of securities laws.    

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(posted 9/21/2016)*