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Staff Attorney I, II, or III
Office of the Secretary of State
Office of Professional Regulation

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 three 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 with a minimum of one 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, Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, 802-828-1218, elizabeth.st.james@sec.state.vt.us

To apply:

Visit: https://careers.vermont.gov/ & search job requisition #: 3239

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

(posted 11/20/2019)


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – RUTLAND PUBLIC DEFENDER

The Office of the Public Defender in Rutland, Vermont has an opening for a full-time criminal defense attorney. The office employs four other attorneys, an investigator, a case aide and a secretary.

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 1-3 years of criminal defense experience. 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. The position will remain open until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume by Monday, December 16th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager, at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov.

EOE

(posted 11/14/2019)

ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE

A full-time time associate position is open at Lynch & Foley, P.C., in Middlebury. If you are 1) interested in a varied, fast-paced practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, business organization, probate matters, and environmental law, 2) have a good work ethic, 3) are engaging, 4) can multi-task, and 5) are involved, or willing to be involved in, the Addison County community, please submit letter of interest, resumé, references, and a writing sample to Stephanie B. Foley, Esq. at the address below. Salary is based upon experience. Excellent benefits.

Lynch & Foley, PC
7 Washington Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

sfoley@lynchandfoley.com

(posted 11/13/2019)

Title: AGO Paralegal III
Application Deadline: 11/25/2019
Req ID: 3197
Department: Attorney General's Office
Location: Montpelier
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Grade: 23
Schedule Type: Full Time
Job Code:  515900

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General's Office is hiring a paralegal for its Environmental Protection Division. The Environmental Protection Division represents the State of Vermont in state and federal courts in civil and criminal litigation, including appeals. The Division handles water, air, land use and solid waste enforcement cases, and defends the state's interests in other environmental matters. The Division also provides general advice and counseling to various state agencies on environmental and other issues and provides general legal services to the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. In addition to the duties in the job description below, this position responds to constituent inquiries and public records requests; helps process referrals to the Unit; generates state and federal statistical reports; assists with legal research on cases, compiles and organizes discovery; completes and documents case-related projects and tasks; prepares notices and other legal documents; and assists in the development of presentations and training materials.

Responsibilities

The position entails advanced paralegal work to support a busy and litigation team such as:

• drafting legal documents and pleadings

• preparing discovery requests and responses

• assembling exhibits, gathering information/evidence

• interviewing witnesses

• legal drafting correspondence

• liaison with state agencies and law firms

• Proficiency with computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel

The position is also responsible for providing administrative support for the attorneys in the Environmental Protection Division, including mailings, copies and phone coverage and other duties as assigned.

Who May Apply

This position, Attorney General's Office Paralegal III (Job Requisition # 3197), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Robert McDougall at robert.mcdougall@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Specialized legal work involving case and document preparation, technical assistance, paralegal analysis, investigation, research, interpretation, drafting of legal documents and correspondence and other forms of assistance for attorneys. Duties include case file maintenance, preparation of notices and other legal documents, monitoring the progress of judicial and administrative hearings, and liaison with state agencies, law firms and others. Work is performed with a great deal of independence under the supervision of an attorney or administrative supervisor. This is the advanced level paralegal position in state government. The work is similar but often more complex and challenging than the work assigned to the Paralegal I and Paralegal II staff. The work is performed with a great deal of independence and minimal supervision.

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office settings. Some work in the field could on rare occasions necessitate travel for which incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some evening or overtime work may be required. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's degree AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

OR

Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND ten (10) or more years of experience as a paralegal.

Special Requirements

For Positions in the Agency of Human Services, candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

80% State paid medical premium

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-AGO-Paralegal-III-VT-05601/607082000/

 

(posted 11/8/2019)


Dean, Maine School of Law

The University of Maine School of Law, the State of Maine’s public and only law school, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or sooner.

The University of Maine School of Law seeks a Dean with a successful track record of administrative and fiscal leadership experience and one who possesses the vision, energy, and determination to lead the school in developing a 21st century legal education environment that requires innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

Materials must be submitted at https://maine.hiretouch.com (https://maine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=59505&job=dean-maine-school-of-law&collection=true.

Nominations can be sent to lawdeansearch@maine.edu

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer. 

(posted 11/7/2019)


Assistant Attorney General – Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit

The Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit (MFRAU), is seeking a full-time Assistant Attorney General to represent the State in criminal justice matters and civil matters in the trial and appellate courts. The MFRAU is part of the AGO’s Criminal Division.  The individual selected for this position may also represent the State in ancillary proceedings related to criminal prosecutions – such as post-conviction relief proceedings – and also before state boards and committees.  The individual selected will work closely with victims of crime and with criminal justice agencies such as state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies. The individual will also work closely with the Agency of Human Services and Office of Professional Regulation at Vermont Secretary of State.

The position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at 109 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont. The candidate must be willing to travel and work independently but within the structure of a government legal team. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver.  Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills. A minimum of two years of legal practice is required.  Criminal law experience is strongly encouraged.

This is an exempt, full-time, position. 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.  Please note: candidates may not hear regarding first-round interviews until mid-December.

Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov.  Please reference the position title: Assistant Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please see: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/labor-relations/equal-opportunity.

(posted 11/6/2019)


Associate Attorney Needed


Busy South Burlington office with immediate need for Vermont-admitted attorney with 2-5 years litigation experience. Personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and worker’s compensation caseload for skilled self-starter. Competitive salary/benefits. Cover letter and resumes can be submitted to Richard R. Goldsborough, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, 1233 Shelburne Road, Suite E-1, South Burlington, VT 05403, rrg@vtlawfirm.com; website: www.vtlawfirm.com

(posted 10/31/2019)


Dinse P.C., a full service commercial law firm in Burlington, Vermont, is accepting applications for an entry-level associate attorney to join the firm’s busy and established real estate practice. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent writing, communication, research, and analytical skills, and possess a strong interest in handling commercial and residential real estate matters (including title and transactional work). The ideal applicant must also have the desire and aptitude to grow into and manage a sophisticated practice focused on exceptional client service.

Please email a cover letter with expression of interest, resume, transcript, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com

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

(posted 10/25/2019)

PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION

The Office of the Public Defender in St. Albans, Vermont has an opening for a full-time public defender. The office employs four other attorneys, an investigator, a case aide and a secretary.

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. The position will remain open until filled.

Please email a cover letter and resume by Sunday, November 24th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager, at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov.

EOE

(posted10/24/2019)


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, and research.

Candidate should have a long term goal to be a general practitioner and willing to make a commitment to the community.

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

(posted 10/23/2019)


Assistant General Counsel I/II/III/IV

The Department is seeking to fill an Assistant General Counsel position at the Department of Public Safety.  The General Counsel Office is fast paced and provides legal advice and guidance to the Commissioner of Public Safety as well as all divisions of the Department, including the Divisions of Fire Safety, Vermont Forensic Lab, Vermont Crime Information Center, Emergency Management, Radio Technology Services, and the Vermont State Police.  The Assistant General Counsel will conduct legal research, draft memoranda, and provide legal advice and opinions in a wide variety of areas including legislation, criminal law and procedure, personnel matters, public records, open meeting law, contracts, rulemaking, and Department policies and procedures.  The successful candidate will also work on projects, attend legislative hearings, and represent the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to be admitted, with at least two years of relevant legal experience or judicial clerkship experience and experience working on projects.  Other qualifications include strong research and writing skills; project management experience; the ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently; flexibility in dealing with unexpected legal issues; the ability to work with a wide range of individuals and groups internally and externally; and excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.   Applicants who possess a working knowledge of state and federal law in the areas of employment, contracts, criminal law, civil rights law, tort claims, open meetings law, and public records law are urged to apply.   

This assistant general counsel position is an exempt full-time position.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.  Some in-state travel is required.  Please send cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample and references to Rosemary Gretkowski at rosemary.gretkowski@vermont.gov., or Rosemary Gretkowski, General Counsel, Department of Public Safety, 45 State Drive, Waterbury, VT  05671.  Deadline for application is November 7, 2019.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. For a full copy of the EEOC policy, please click HERE

(posted 10/23/2019)

 


Right of Way Agent II - Legal Documents
Application Deadline Date:  10/24/2019
Req ID:  2341
Department:  Transportation Agency
Location:  Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.74

Overview

The Right of Way Agent II is an office-based position within the Highway Project Development Division. This position is responsible for interpreting and reviewing transportation project plans and property title histories, then using the information to draft legal documents for the acquisition of property and easements. In addition to possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, qualified candidates should be highly organized, have experience with property title documents and other real estate acquisition procedures, and be familiar with plans, profiles, cross-sections, and property descriptions.

This position is currently based in Montpelier, but will be moving to Barre in late November 2019.

Who May Apply

This position, Right of Way Agent II (Job Requisition #2341), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Devlin Nicholls at devlin.nicholls@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in both a standard office setting and in the field involving significant interaction with property owners and local officials. Assignments will require travel throughout the State for which private means of transportation is required. Some evening and overtime work is required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) or more years of experience in real estate, property management, property administration, or transportation engineering.

OR

Two (2) years or more of full-time college coursework or associates degree in engineering, highway technology, architecture, surveying, public relations, legal studies or real estate AND two (2) years or more of experience in real estate, property management, property administration, or transportation engineering.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as a Right of Way Agent I

Note: A valid driver's license is required.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

80% State paid medical premium

Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan

Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule

Low cost group life insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive-based Wellness Program

Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

(posted 10/17/19)


Associate Attorneys

Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C., is hiring for two associate attorney positions at its busy and growing law firm in Burlington. One attorney is needed to assist the firm in its litigation practice, including criminal defense, family law and civil matters. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 5 years of experience representing clients in misdemeanors and felonies; handling child custody, child support and divorce proceedings; and, representing clients in general civil litigation including personal injury, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer fraud, and real estate disputes.

A second attorney is needed to handle transactional matters, including real estate, estate planning, and business law. The ideal candidate will have 5 to 10 years of experience representing purchasers and sellers in commercial and residential transactions; drafting estate plans, handling estates in probate, and establishing guardianships and trusts; and, negotiating contracts and executing business formations.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong interest and aptitude in the respective practice areas, and a desire to work in collaboration with your colleagues is required. The firm offers exceptional mentoring and training, a dynamic and positive work environment, and compensation commensurate with experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to moettinger@mblawoffice.com and learn about the firm at mblawoffice.com.

(posted 10/15/2019)


 

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Gravel & Shea PC, a prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont has an opening for a legal assistant. The ideal candidate will have law firm experience in real estate and corporate practice areas, and a comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software. In addition, this position requires a strong work ethic, an eagerness to learn and excellent writing, communication and typing skills.  Minimum of three years’ law firm experience preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including market-leading paid parental leave and a generous retirement package.

Please e-mail cover letter, résumé and references to:

fmiller@gravelshea.com

www.gravelshea.com

Gravel & Shea PC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted 10/10/19)

 


LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION: Successful applicant shall possess excellent communication and organizational skills. This full time position includes typing, data processing, document organization, preparation of excel charts, and familiarity with court docketing systems. Salary, vacation, and benefits. Please send resumes to Mary G. Kirkpatrick, Attorney at 1233 Shelburne Road, Suite E-1, South Burlington, VT 05403, or email mkirkpatrick@vtlawfirm.com

(10/9/2019)

 

 

 

 

Small established Burlington law firm with retiring senior partner seeks attorney with ongoing practice for either office share or partnership. Contact hbusiness351@gmail.com

(10/2/2019)


Established law firm is seeking an attorney to join its practice or to share space in Burlington, Vermont.  Office space includes reception area and conference room.  Office is walking distance to all courts.  Legal Assistant/Paralegal services available.  Please contact Gina at 802-658-5900 or email ghd@bvslawvt.com for details.

(10/1/2019)