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Corporate/Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate/commercial attorney to join its Lebanon office. The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice in New Hampshire, have a portable book of business with compatible clients and have a minimum of ten years of experience in corporate/commercial law. The ideal candidate will also be active in the New Hampshire business and civic community and be committed to growing DRM’s regional presence. Relevant experience would include the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations, commercial loan transactions, equity financings (including private equity and venture capital) and mergers and acquisitions (including sales of stock and assets, management buyouts, recapitalizations and reorganizations). Experience with ESOPs, B-corps or other focused practices would be highly valued. To apply, please visit: http://DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com

(posted 12/5/2017)


Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks an associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial and Business Law practice in its Burlington, Vermont office. Qualified candidates will have relevant experience in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations, commercial loan transactions, equity financings (including private equity and venture capital) and mergers and acquisitions (including sales of stock and assets).

DRM is committed to client service and providing resources for professional growth and development. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply by visiting:  http://DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com

(posted 12/5/2017)

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy private equity practice at its Burlington, Vermont office. Qualified candidates will have experience in sophisticated debt and equity financing transactions, along with general corporate experience, including company formation and business acquisitions. Background and experience with complex company capitalization models, transactional IP and tax would be valuable in this position.

DRM is committed to client service and providing resources for professional growth and development. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including industry-leading paid parental leave and two generous retirement plans. To apply, please visit DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com

(posted 12/5/2017)

 

Labor and Employment Lawyer | Brattleboro, VT or Lebanon, NH

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks an experienced Labor and Employment Law attorney to join its practice in its Brattleboro, Vermont and/or Lebanon, New Hampshire offices. Experience representing clients before administrative agencies in employment-related claims, litigating on behalf of management, counseling on employment matters and representing management in traditional labor matters is preferred. 

Desirable qualifications include litigation experience, preferably employment law related, including drafting responsive pleadings, handling all aspects of the discovery process, and drafting discovery and dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment. Experience with traditional labor matters including union elections, NLRB proceedings, arbitrations, and contract negotiations is a plus.

DRM is committed to client service and providing resources for professional growth and development. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply by visiting: DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com

(posted 12/5/2017)

Trademark & Business Law Associate | Burlington, Vermont

 

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM) is seeking an Associate attorney with 1-3 years of trademark and transactional experience to join our Intellectual Property Group in our Burlington, Vermont office. The Associate will also work with professionals in our Business Law Group. 

This is a unique opportunity to work with and learn from a team of sophisticated intellectual property and business law professionals in Burlington, consistently ranked among the best places to live in the U.S. by numerous publications and polls. Burlington provides a vibrant cultural environment, a thriving downtown, a welcoming community, easy access to mountains and lakes, and short commutes. Our lawyers have worked at some of the largest firms, IP and business law practices, and corporations in the U.S., but choose to live in Burlington because lifestyle is a priority. We serve a wide range of local, regional, national and international clients.

The Associate will work on a variety of trademark, copyright and related unfair competition and advertising issues, including trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters; amicable resolution of U.S. and multi-national intellectual property disputes; opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB); copyright filings; URDP complaints; and website and mobile application policies. The work will also include negotiating intellectual property related agreements such as coexistence agreements, licenses and rights transfer agreements and providing litigation support on TTAB proceedings and federal court actions in the trademark, copyright and advertising fields. 

Within our business law practice, the Associate will gain exposure to and experience in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations, commercial loan transactions, equity financings (including private equity and venture capital) and mergers and acquisitions (including sales of stock and assets). 

We have a strong preference for candidates who have:

•One to three years of trademark experience, including reviewing trademark searches, drafting clearance opinions and preparing USPTO office action responses;

•Additional experience in intellectual property or other transactions;

•Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail;

•Excellent analytical and writing skills; and

•Superb academic credentials.

DRM is committed to investing in our attorneys’ professional growth and development. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including industry-leading paid parental leave and two generous retirement plans. To apply, please visit: DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com.

(posted 12/5/2017)

Director of Legal and Policy Services
Vermont School Boards Association

The Vermont School Boards Association (VSBA) is seeking an attorney for the position of Director of Legal and Policy Services. This position assists school board members by providing legal guidance, drafting and reviewing model policies and procedures, overseeing the VSBA’s work in the Vermont General Assembly, and delivering educational workshops. The position may involve evening work. Competitive salary and benefits package.

For more information about the position, visit the VSBA website at: www.vtvsba.org. Resume and cover letter should be submitted by email to klamb@vtvsba.org.

(posted 11/30/2017)


Legal/Executive Assistant – Insurance & Litigation

Paul Frank + Collins seeks a skilled legal administrative assistant to provide full-time support to our Insurance Services and litigation team. We require a candidate who is highly motivated, organized, proactive, and tech-savvy. A variety of duties are involved ranging from making international travel arrangements, organizing complex electronic case files, and proofreading legal documents. The position requires effective writing capabilities, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task while maintaining high standards of work quality. 

Litigation or executive/administrative assistant experience is preferred, but not required.  We are willing to train the right candidate. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.   

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Meghan Abrahamovich, Human Resources Generalist at mabrahamovich@pfclaw.com.

(posted 11/29/2017)


General Practice Attorney

Busy Franklin County law firm looking for an attorney with at least one to five (1-5) years of experience in general practice. Experience in a majority of the following areas: residential and commercial real estate, landlord/tenant, foreclosure, collection, general litigation, estate  administration, corporate matters, domestic relations, criminal, bankruptcy, and research.  

Candidate should have a long term goal to be a general practitioner and willing to make a commitment to the community. This is not a position in the real estate department but the candidate may be called upon to help said department.

Send resume to Timothy G. Hurlbut, P.C., 375 Lake Road, Suite 2A, St. Albans, VT 05478

(posted 11/28/2017)


ATTORNEY

Ward & Babb, PC is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of experience to handle basic litigation and assist in representing the firm’s 950 active business clients. Basic familiarity with real estate matters is helpful but not mandatory. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a solid work ethic, have strong technology skills, have excellent writing and research skills, and have the ability to represent the firm’s clients effectively in court. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Please send letter of interest and resume to Eugene J. Ward, III, Esq. at ward@wardandbabb.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

(posted 11/28/2017)


State of Vermont, Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office, Barre, VT

Summary of Duties: The Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Interested candidates must be an attorney admitted to the Vermont Bar. Preference will be given to candidates with courtroom and jury trial experience. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload in a fast-paced work environment and meet deadlines. 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, 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 Windham County; litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court; represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court; and litigate matters/defend appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and are may be required to assist other lawyers with legal research and in 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 alternative approaches to criminal behavior. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the justice system and the department. Must perform 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 schedule occurs. 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. 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: State’s Attorney’s Office, c/o Executive Director John Campbell at john.campbell@vermont.gov; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov
DEADLINE for application: December 15, 2017 by 4:30 PM. 

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Washington 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 11/27/2017)


Administrative Assistant Position

Downtown Burlington law office seeking a highly motivated individual for an Administrative Assistant position. Candidates must have the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and possess exceptional organizational, communication, and customer service skills. Candidates must also be detail oriented and reliable with a strong work ethic. Duties will include reception, customer service, scheduling, and daily clerical and administrative support to attorneys and paralegal. Prior experience in a small office setting with administrative assistant duties strongly preferred. Please send resume and references to lawfirm802@gmail.com no later than December 8th.

(posted 11/22/2017)


Executive Director – Vermont State Ethics Commission

The Vermont State Ethics Commission is seeking an experienced leader in the field of government/corporate ethics for the position of Executive Director of the State Ethics Commission. This is a part-time position located in Montpelier, VT.

Seeking candidates with in-depth knowledge of Ethical principles, practices and programs including laws and regulations on conflicts of interest and financial disclosure and Vermont laws related to Open Government. Demonstrated knowledge of Vermont's political and legislative process and systems.

Excellent skills in legal analysis of statutes, legal opinions and regulations relating to ethics laws and the conduct of public officials. Excellent writing ability to draft advisory opinions and guidance to State government employees and the general public. Strong communication and interpersonal abilities, with experience in providing professional trainings to corporate, government or academic audiences and ability to build public trust.

L.L.M or JD or advanced business degree preferred, 6-7 plus years of experience in ethics, business law, regulatory compliance field, or corporate ethics, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures. Experience with Federal or State government. CCEP, ECI or LPEC certification preferred. Equivalent combination of education, certification and experience may be considered. 

This is a Part-Time position with exact hours and schedule to be determined. Anticipate hours will be 16 or 20 hours per week, with salary of $42.00 to $48.00 per hour. This position has access to various benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to Madeline.Motta@partner.vermont.gov

(posted 11/21/2017)


Legal Secretary/Litigation Assistant - St. Johnsbury

Duties include transcription, filing legal documents, answering and directing phone calls, coordinate appointments, handling of court and client communication in strict confidence.

The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, exceptional problem solving skills and is comfortable working in a fastpaced and dynamic workplace.

Preferred skills for this position are knowledge of WordPerfect and MS Office

Able to take direction and work independently.

Highly organized and detailoriented.  Competitive salary and benefits.

Please apply in confidence to:

Sadler@AdlerandMcCabe.com
Adler & McCabe, PLC
PO Box 189
St. Johnsbury VT 05819

(posted 11/21/2017)


The Windham County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a Deputy State’s Attorney. Interested candidates must be an attorney admitted to the Vermont Bar. Preference will be given to candidates with courtroom and jury trial experience, excellent verbal and writing skills, and organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload in a fast-paced work environment and meet deadlines. 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 insurance after 6 months, LTD after one year.

Summary of Duties: A Deputy State’s Attorney exercises all the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses within Windham County; litigate cases in state Criminal and Family court; represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court; and litigate matters/defend appeals in Vermont Supreme Court. DSA’s will handle their own caseload and may be required to assist other lawyers with legal research and in 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 alternative approaches to criminal behavior. May assist in the furtherance of public policy efforts on issues affecting the justice system and the department. Must engage in 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 schedule occurs. 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. Preference will be given to candidates with courtroom and jury trial experience.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must send a short cover letter, up-to-date resume that includes work-related references to: State’s Attorney Tracy Shriver at tracy.shriver@vermont.gov; and to SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov. DEADLINE for application: December 12, 2017, 4:30 PM. 

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Windham 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 11/20/2017)


Litigation Associate – Burlington Office

PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC seeks an attorney with 0-2 years’ experience to join its litigation team in our Burlington, Vermont office.  This position requires strong academic and excellent research, writing and analytical skills.  We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a great work environment.  Qualified candidates may submit a letter of interest, resume and transcript by email to careers@primmer.com.  All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.

(posted 11/17/2017)


Business Law Junior Associate
Gravel & Shea PC seeks an associate attorney with 1-4 years of experience to join our Business Law practice. Qualified candidates will have relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: intellectual property (including trademarks and licensing agreements), entity formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions (including sales of stock and assets), and other commercial transactions.
We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including market-leading paid parental leave and a generous retirement plan. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to:
Michelle N. Farkas, Hiring Partner
Gravel & Shea PC
P. O. Box 369
Burlington, VT 05402-0369
mkarkas@gravelshea.com

(posted 11/16/2017)


Bauer Gravel Farnham, LLP seeks an associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate, including title searches and real estate closings, for its Colchester office.  Complimentary experience in drafting UCIOA documents, zoning and developmental law and appeals, business formation, estate planning law, and business/commercial law, is also desired.  A thorough knowledge of Vermont Title Standards, Municipal Zoning and State Permitting regulations, and RESPA regulations is mandatory.  Candidates should also have excellent research and writing skills.  This is a fast-paced office that requires self-motivation and the ability to provide efficient and thorough work on short deadlines.  A can-do will-do spirit is mandatory.  A client base in unnecessary but is welcome.  Please apply in writing with resume to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com

(posted 11/14/2017)


Paralegal – Merritt & Merritt

Corporate/Securities/IP  Paralegal

Boutique law firm with offices in Burlington, VT and Manchester, NH  seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time paralegal position based at the Firm’s offices overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT.   Tasks include organization of business entities, maintaining corporate records and making related filings, patent, trademark and copyright filings and calendaring, and generally assisting the Firm’s lawyers with mergers, acquisitions, equity offerings, other business transactions as well as intellectual property matters.   

Candidates for this position preferably have a 4 year bachelor’s degree and prior work experience.  Successful candidates must be have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  Prior paralegal experience (preferably corporate) is a plus but is not required.  Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word and Excel). 

Please send resume and references to Linda K. Dissinger, Practice Development Manager, Merritt & Merritt  at ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com

(posted 11/14/2017)


The University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network seeks a Regional Privacy Officer for Adirondack, New York region.


Position Summary:
The Regional Privacy Officer – New York is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive patient privacy program for the hospitals in the UVMHN - Adirondack Region: UVMHN Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), UVMHN Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) and Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC). The Regional Privacy Officer – New York serves as the designated Privacy Officer at CVPH, ECH and AHMC, under the direction of the Network Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer. He or she works collaboratively with the staff and leadership at each hospital and the Network to implement an effective privacy program. 

Education:
A four-year college degree is required; JD preferred. Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) or as a Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) desired. 

Experience:
Three or more years of experience with HIPAA and patient privacy.

The Organization: 
The University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center is a 562-bed academic medical center and level 1 trauma center located in Burlington, Vermont, serving a population of one million in Vermont and upstate New York, as well as supporting a number of specialty clinics throughout the region.

Join us and you will enjoy an incredible quality of life. As one of the country's most livable small cities, Burlington offers year-round outdoor recreation, a vibrant music scene and the beauty of Lake Champlain. 

Apply online here

University of Vermont Medical Center offers a comprehensive benefits package. University of Vermont Medical Center proudly offers a non-smoking work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

(posted 11/14/2017)


Vermont Law School

Center for Agriculture and Food Systems

Clinical Assistant Professor Description

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to lead the Food and Agriculture Clinic (Clinic) and work on innovative legal projects with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS). In the Clinic, the professor will guide students in using law and policy to improve the food system. Through CAFS, he or she will also help oversee and implement grant-funded legal and policy projects around food and agriculture, working collaboratively with the CAFS team.  The anticipated starting date of this position is the summer of 2018.

Responsibilities include 

develop innovative legal tools to improve food and agriculture, 

translate those tools for broad use (e.g., through social media, web resources, and in-person trainings), 

direct representation and supervision of students in the provision of legal services, 

outreach to local, regional, national and international organizations to create strategic partnerships that amplify our progressive work, and fund development to support the Center’s work.  

Qualifications

A minimum of 5 years of legal experience

Clinical teaching experience

Experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students

A demonstrated commitment to public interest work – a background in food and agriculture is desirable but not required

Excellent legal analysis, research, and writing 

High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering

Strong interpersonal skills

Creativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problems

Strong academic credentials

Bar membership 

Vermont Law School is the top-ranked school for environmental law in the country.  Our graduates become attorneys and environmental professionals who work across the country and the globe.  We offer a rich array of environmental courses and a range of degrees including a Masters and LLM in Food and Agriculture Law and Policy and a Masters and LLM in Energy Regulation and Law as well as certificates in the JD program in food and agriculture law and energy law.  More information about our environmental program is available at http://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/centers-and-programs/environmental-law-center.

Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law school transcript, writing sample and names of three references online here,

Materials should be submitted by December 31, 2017, and clearly marked "Food and Agriculture Clinical Assistant Professor," although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.

 

(posted 11/13/2017)


Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is looking for an entry-level associate to join the firm’s litigation group. 0-3 years experience required. The individual hired for this position will work closely with several partners in the firm’s litigation group, and will have significant responsibility for research and writing substantive motions, briefs, and memoranda, as well as the opportunity to attend and conduct hearings and depositions, and to handle cases with supervision. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and the desire and aptitude to represent the firm and its clients in adversarial proceedings. Judicial clerkship experience preferred. 

Qualified candidates can email resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com. 

For information concerning the firm, please consult our website: www.dinse.com. 

(posted 11/13/2017)


 

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is seeking a mid-level litigation associate. The individual hired for this position will work closely with partners and associates in the firm’s busy litigation practice, and will have significant responsibility for developing and implementing strategy in complex cases, as well as assuming an independent caseload.  The individual hired must have the ability to prepare excellent written work and to represent the firm and its clients effectively in hearings, depositions, trials and other adversarial and non-adversarial contexts.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, no fewer than five years of litigation experience, and demonstrated oral advocacy and client relations skills. 

Qualified candidates can email resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com.

For information concerning the firm, please consult our website: www.dinse.com.

(posted 11/13/2017)


The Office of the State Treasurer (OST) seeks to retain one or more outside counsel as a hearing officer(s) to conduct evidentiary hearings and draft findings of fact, opinion, and orders on disability retirement appeals.

Examples of work which OST may require of the hearing officer would include conducting evidentiary hearings in response to disability retirement appeals. Hearings will be conducted in accordance with the Vermont Retirement Systems Disability Appeals Procedure, and to the extent applicable the Vermont Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure and The Vermont Administrative Procedures Act. The hearing officer would work on an as needed basis to adjudicate Type 2 disability retirement appeals pursuant to 16 V.S.A. § 1938a, 3 V.S.A. §461a, and 24 V.S.A. §5056a.

If interested in serving OST in the capacity described above, please submit an electronic copy of your hourly rate and curriculum vitae no later than the close of business (5:00 PM) on December 1, 2017, to Erika Wolffing, at Erika.Wolffing@vermont.gov. All submissions must have the e-mail heading: HEARING OFFICER RFQ RESPONSE.

See Further Information HERE

(posted 11/9/2017)


The Vermont Department of Human Resources has an opening for a Staff Attorney that will be filled at the Staff Attorney I, II or III level.  The position entails a wide variety of duties and skills, with a principal focus on employee and employer conduct.  The attorney will work within the Legal Division with 2 other attorneys, a legal services specialist, and a team of investigators. The individual will work closely with human resources and labor relations professionals, will research and provide legal advice in response to a broad range of inquiries, and will help craft solutions to ongoing issues and/or complaints.  Duties include:

  • Research various labor and employment issues, and draft related memoranda;

  • Advise appointing authorities on appropriate employee discipline;

  • Advise appointing authorities on appropriate responses to employee discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment complaints;

  • Help defend the State in labor and/or employment-related administrative proceedings and litigation;

  • Collaborate with DHR employees, State managers, appointing authorities, and the Attorney General' s Office to take appropriate action, defend the State, and resolve employment-related disputes;

  • Respond to public records requests, and to other citizen and employee inquiries;

  • Generally, strive to ensure that the State of Vermont fulfills its duties and obligations as an employer, while simultaneously striving to ensure that State of Vermont employees fulfill their duties and obligations to the State and its taxpayers.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible for admission.  Experience in labor and employment law is preferred.  This is a full-time, exempt position.  Salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience, in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicapping condition and/or disability.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references directly to Thomas A. Waldman, Esq., the Department’s General Counsel at thomas.waldman@vermont.gov 

(posted 11/9/2017)


 

Assistant Attorney General- Agency of Human Services Division- Director

The Office of Vermont Attorney General Agency of Human Services Division has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general to serve as a Human Services Director.  The job requires at least 8 years of relevant legal experience.

The responsibilities of the Director will include Agency in-house legal work as well as litigation, litigation support and direct supervision of four legal units within the AGO Agency of Human Services Division (DAIL, DVHA, VDH and DCF/ESD).

The Director has administrative, litigation and transactional responsibilities.  The Director’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Legal advice to the Secretary of the Agency of Human Services and executive management team

  • Litigation and litigation support

  • Contract review, advice and negotiations

  • Personnel management for the AAGs in four legal units within the Agency of Human Services Division (including participating in recruitment and hiring of unit staff, completion of performance evaluations, and setting and monitoring performance goals for each member)

  • Assist the AGO Agency of Human Services Division Chief

 

Preference will be given to candidates with significant legal and management experience. They also must possess excellent research, writing, public presentation, and case management skills. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver.

This is an exempt, full-time, position located at the Waterbury State Office Complex in Waterbury, Vermont. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan. This position will remain open until filled.

The Office of the Vermont Attorney General is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, place of birth, age, disability, or veteran status. Applicants may obtain a copy of the EEOP Short Form on the AGO website.

Please submit resumé, references and writing sample by email to: kristin.clouser@vermont.gov. Please mention “Assistant Attorney General/AHS Director” in your application.

(posted 11/9/2017)


Associate General Counsel

University of Vermont

Position Overview: The University of Vermont is seeking a motivated, energetic, versatile lawyer to serve as Associate General Counsel.  The Associate General Counsel reports to the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and provides a broad range of legal services to and on behalf of the University.

Minimum Qualifications: Degree from accredited law school; admission to and in good standing with at least one state bar; eligible for admission to the Vermont Bar promptly after hire; four to six years of relevant legal experience. Excellent interpersonal skills, research and writing skills, and ability to perform complex legal tasks efficiently, accurately, and in a timely manner. Client-focused team player. Ability to understand the complexity of an organization with a diverse clientele.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:  Experience with higher education issues; employment and labor law experience; experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing transactional documents; policy development experience; willingness to learn new practice areas; ability to think creatively, exercise excellent judgment, and offer quick and informed opinions.

Please see https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/27385 for application instructions.  The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. 

(posted 11/07/2017)


Our general practice law firm is looking to hire a legal assistant/real estate closing coordinator who is well-versed in the areas of real estate law and general legal support. If interested, please forward a cover letter and resume to JFR@essexvtlaw.com or mail them to Kolvoord, Overton & Wilson, 6 Joshua Way, Suite B, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452.

(posted 11/07/2017)


 

Bauer Gravel Farnham, LLP seeks an associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate, including title searches and real estate closings, for its Colchester office.  Complimentary experience in drafting UCIOA documents, zoning and developmental law and appeals, business formation, estate planning law, and business/commercial law, is also desired.  A thorough knowledge of Vermont Title Standards, Municipal Zoning and State Permitting regulations, and RESPA regulations is mandatory.  Candidates should also have excellent research and writing skills.  This is a fast-paced office that requires self-motivation and the ability to provide efficient and thorough work on short deadlines.  A can-do will-do spirit is mandatory.  A client base in unnecessary but is welcome.  Please apply in writing with resume to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com

(posted 11/07/2017)


Disability Rights Attorney Wanted

Disability Rights Vermont, our state’s non-profit Protection & Advocacy system, is seeking a Staff Attorney. The position will require outreach to psychiatric treatment facilities, prisons and jails, and residential programs throughout Vermont and involve legal support work, client representation, and investigation and remediation of abuse, neglect and serious rights violations against people with disabilities in Vermont.
Candidate must be licensed to practice in Vermont, have strong writing, communication and record keeping skills, and the ability to travel and work independently. Seeking a candidate with 0-3 years of legal experience. Experience with disability rights issues is preferred. DRVT is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to:
Ed Paquin, Executive Director
DRVT, 141 Main St., Suite 7, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
or to Ed@DisabilityRightsVT.org

(posted 11/07/2017)


Associate Attorney 

Berman & Simmons, P.A., a top-ranked personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, is seeking an attorney to work in an experienced and successful medical malpractice group.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, exceptional research and writing skills, and enjoy working with people in a fast-paced and challenging environment.  We are open to a 4-day per week or

full-time position.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to: 

Craig A. Bramley, Esq.

Berman & Simmons, P.A.

P.O. Box 961

Lewiston, ME  04243

careers@bermansimmons.com

 

(posted 11/06/2017)


Paralegal/Office Manager

The University of Vermont Office of General Counsel is seeking a Paralegal/Office Manager to provide paralegal assistance, and office management and administrative support. Looking for highly motivated, organized individual with excellent writing skills, technology skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task. Must be a team player. Please see https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/27372 for more details, required qualifications, and application instructions.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

PI100032668

(posted 11/02/2017)


Heilmann, Ekman, Cooley & Gagnon, Inc., in Burlington, Vermont, seeks an attorney with 1+ years of litigation experience to primarily assist in its professional liability defense practice. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and brief writing sample to the attention of Jim Cooley at P.O. Box 216, 231 South Union Street, Burlington, Vermont 05402-0216, or by email to jcooley@healaw.com., listing “attorney position” in the subject line. For more information about Heilmann, Ekman, Cooley & Gagnon, Inc., please visit our website at www.healaw.com.

(posted 10/30/2017)


 


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)*