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The Department of Vermont Health Access is seeking a qualified staff attorney to join our dynamic team. We are looking for an individual who thrives in a demanding environment and enjoys maintaining a diverse workload that varies in complexities and subject. The candidate will work on legal and policy questions related to various health care matters including providing advice on complex state and federal law and regulations. The department is recruiting for this position at a range and will hire based on the incumbent’s knowledge, skills, and experience. A cover letter and resume are required. For more information contact Sarah Drinkwater 802-760-8552 Sarah.Drinkwater@vermont.gov Reference Job ID #11003 Location: Waterbury. Status: Exempt, Full Time. Application Deadline: January 29, 2021.

(posted 1/19/2021)


Busy law firm in downtown Burlington is seeking a Paralegal with at least three years of law firm experience to provide litigation and other support primarily to a senior-level partner.  

Applicants must possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, complete computer literacy, and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. A successful applicant will be adept at managing a varied workload, adjusting priorities, tracking and meeting deadlines, and have the flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team.

The position is responsible for advanced paralegal work such as drafting of legal documents, correspondence and pleadings, preparing discovery responses and requests, assembling exhibits, and gathering information/evidence. Duties may also include case file maintenance, preparation of notices and liaison with courts, law firms and others, as well as high-level administrative functions such as maintaining electronic databases and systems for tracking cases and reporting purposes.

Please submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to:

Michele Dailey
Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, P.C.
76 St. Paul Street, Suite 400
Burlington, VT 05401
mdailey@lynnlawvt.com

(posted 1/19/2021)

 


LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT

Gravel & Shea PC, a law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont is looking for a   legal assistant for its litigation department. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a litigation legal assistant, knowledge of Microsoft Office software, and experience with preparing documents for filing in Vermont courts. In addition, this position requires a strong work ethic, eagerness to learn and acquire new skills, and excellent typing skills.   Communication skills are a must, as Gravel & Shea legal assistants work as a team with paralegals, lawyers and other legal assistants.  Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree or a minimum of three years of experience as a legal assistant.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing.

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

fmiller@gravelshea.com
www.gravelshea.com

(posted 1/19/2021)


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY WANTED.  Hayes, Windish & Badgewick is seeking an  associate attorney to join our team.  Preference is given to those with 3-5 years’ experience in civil litigation, but those just starting with strong work ethic and motivation will be considered too.  We are a small general practice firm with an emphasis on civil litigation, insurance defense, and workers’ compensation matters.   We seek a candidate who is interested has high ethical standards, strong skills in research and writing, along with the patience and desire to learn the profession.  Competitive pay and benefits offered.  Position to remain open until filled.  Please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:

Penny Webster, Office Manager
HAYES, WINDISH & BADGEWICK
pwebster@woodstockvtlaw.com

(posted 1/13/2021)


Associate Attorney – Estate / Elder Law

Small established private practice in Bennington, VT (ddfplc.com), limited to estate planning & administration, probate matters and elder law / VT Long Term Care Medicaid, seeking an associate with 3+ years-experience.  The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes: 

• Calm, steady, professional, personal demeanor with preference for a balanced work/life experience and appreciation for living and working in the southwest VT region;

• Sharp analytical skills, facility with finance, numbers, and business;

• Advanced level writing and grammar skills;

• Confident but humble;

• Solid judgment, honesty, trustworthiness;

• An affinity for professional client service work (clients are individuals of many backgrounds and ages);

• Law office or court experience or studies that included a wills/trust/estate/real estate track;

• Licensed and in good standing to practice law in VT.

To apply, please send the following materials to Attorney Danielle Fogarty at dfogarty@ddfplc.com

1. Cover email which includes:

               a.       description and basis for interest/affinity to practice in the area of estate/trust/elder law and specific training and experience in that area;

               b.       recognition/familiarity with southwestern VT region and reason for interest/willingness/commitment to a professional position in southwestern VT; and

               c.       salary and benefit requirements.

2. Résumé – which includes description of specific skills, training and experience and law school performance.

3. For writing sample: a hypothetical (redacted copy is fine) letter to a client enclosing hypothetical (redacted copies are fine) basic estate planning documents (Durable Power of Attorney, Will, simple Revocable Trust) that the candidate prepared and explained in letter to client.

(posted 1/7/2021)


Clean Energy and Climate Attorney (VT)

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks a full-time attorney to join its advocates working to protect New England’s environment for all people. The attorney will work in the organization’s clean energy and climate change program and will be based in Montpelier, Vermont. The attorney will be part of a dynamic group of CLF advocates currently working to cut fossil fuel use and decarbonize the economies of all six New England states.

CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

What you’ll do
The attorney will principally work independently and as part of state-based and regional teams and coalitions advocating for a just and clean energy future. In this role, the attorney will lead and support high-impact, cutting-edge advocacy efforts in the energy, transportation, and buildings sectors as part of an over-arching strategy to tackle the climate crisis.

The attorney will:

• Develop relationships, build coalitions, and work collaboratively with community and advocacy groups, public officials, and business leaders;
• Advocate and litigate before state public utility commissions and engage with the regional independent electrical system operator, ISO-NE;
• Write public educational materials, articles, and opinion pieces, and communicate about advocacy work through media outlets and social media;
• Draft and review legislation and policies and advocate to local, state, and federal legislatures and administrations to advance program goals;
• Engage in public outreach efforts on climate and energy-related advocacy initiatives; and
• Mentor junior advocates and interns and contribute to the health of our community and the smooth operation of our organization.

What you’ll need
We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter who can work both independently and as a productive member of a talented and diverse group of advocates dedicated to CLF’s mission and distributed across New England.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

• Three to five years of experience practicing law, preferably in the areas of environmental and energy law and preferably in Vermont;
• An active license and good standing in Vermont and a willingness to get credentialed in other New England states;
• Demonstrated experience working with state and federal energy, environmental and climate justice laws and a strong grasp of political systems and regulatory proceedings;
• Litigation experience in state and federal courts, before regulatory agencies, or comparable experience;
• Strong analytic abilities, oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to environmental justice advocacy;
• Coalition and network building skills, including a cultural competence and ability to communicate and collaborate within diverse and multicultural communities;
• A capacity to develop and/or enhance expertise in relevant technical or policy areas; and
• Flexibility and a good sense of humor.
Compensation
CLF offers a competitive non-profit salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

About CLF
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

To Apply
If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org. Please make “Clean Energy and Climate Attorney (VT)” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

(posted 1/7/2021)

 


 

Title: AGO Paralegal I - General Counsel & Administrative Law
Application Deadline Date:  01/17/2021
Req ID:  11361
Department:  Attorney General's Office
Location:  Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.16

You must apply online to be considered: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-AGO-Paralegal-I-General-Counsel-&-Administrative-Law-VT-05601/701499900/

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist the General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division in providing legal services to State Agencies and Departments and representing the State before the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB), the Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC), the Board of Liquor and Lottery (BLL), the Vermont Criminal Justice Council (VCJC), and the Board of Medical Practice (BMP).


The position entails paralegal work to support to seven (7) attorneys, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assemble litigation exhibits and binders

  • Proofread and file legal documents with tribunals such as the VLRB, HRC, BLL, VCJC, and BMP

  • Assist with document and discovery collection and production: obtaining, organizing, bates stamping, and transferring documents and electronic media electronically and otherwise

  • Review documents for privilege and confidentiality based on instruction from attorney and perform required redactions

  • Draft, proofread, and send correspondence

  • Conduct electronic searches of email and similar files

  • Assist with drafting and assembling AGO contract documents, and obtaining required insurances, and tax forms

  • Schedule meetings, interviews, and depositions including teleconferences and video teleconferences.

  • Calendar Events

  • Mail Distribution

  • Phone/Front Desk Coverage as needed to cover for primary employee

  • Law Manager database- enter, update and close out matters such as litigation and contracts, run reports and conduct conflict checks.

  • Update Statute Sets

The position is located at 109 State street in Montpelier, however, due to the pandemic state of emergency the position will be 100% telework until further notice.

Who May Apply

This position, AGO Paralegal I - General Counsel & Administrative Law (Job Requisition #11361), is open to all State employees and external applicants.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jacob Humbert or jacob.humbert@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

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 six (6) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

Paralegal degree or certificate based on 30 semester credit hours of study AND two (2) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) or more years of experience as a legal assistant or equivalent.

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 1/4/2021)


Associate Attorney –Insurance Coverage & Litigation

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks an enthusiastic mid-level associate for our growing Insurance Services pra­­ctice group. The work involves litigating insurance coverage and bad faith claims, defending insurers in multi-district complex litigation, and counseling insurers in various regulatory and claims handling matters. The ideal candidate has excellent academic credentials and three to four years of insurance coverage experience. Exemplary candidates without such experience will be considered. Law review and clerkship credentials are preferred, but not required.

The candidate must have strong oral advocacy and written communication skills, as well as excellent legal research, writing and analytical skills. Candidates must have a serious interest and commitment to living and working in the wonderful state of Vermont. The candidate must be admitted or eligible for admission to the Vermont Bar.

PF+C serves its clients throughout North America and the London and Bermuda insurance markets from its Burlington, Vermont office. The firm offers all the resources and opportunities of a large, international law firm while fostering a local, collegial, and collaborative work culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a truly sophisticated and exciting legal environment. 

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript through this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/e8a08dde-daa0-46a5-a3b5-01be9a2c6dcd/Paul-Frank-Collins-PC

Rebecca Guenther, PHR, SHRM-CP
Firm Manager
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307
USA
rguenther@pfclaw.com

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer    

(posted 1/4/2021)

 


PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER WANTED: A part-time bookkeeping position is open at a small law firm in Essex Junction, Vermont. The ideal candidate will be proficient in QuickBooks and Timeslips and have experience with day-to-day bookkeeping duties such as payroll administration, payment of bills, processing accounts receivable, processing of title insurance payments, and reconciling IOLTA trust accounts. This is an ideal position for someone looking for a part-time position with flexible hours. Hourly wages will be based on experience. Please send a resume and a cover letter to JFR@essexvtlaw.com

(posted 12/29/2020)


Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Unit

The Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Unit, is seeking a full-time Assistant Attorney General to represent the State in criminal justice matters in Vermont’s trial and appellate courts. The Criminal Unit is part of the Attorney General’s Office’s Criminal Division.

The individual selected will work closely with victims of crime as well as criminal justice agencies including federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement entities. 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 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. Successful candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and trial experience. A minimum of two years of legal practice is required. Experience in criminal law is strongly encouraged. Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to waive in. 

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 submit a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample by email to ago.info@vermont.gov. Please reference the position title: “Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Unit.”

*In light of the COVID-19 crisis, employees of the Attorney General’s Office are working remotely until further notice. If necessary, interviews for this position will be conducted remotely via phone/video conference.

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 12/22/2021)

 


JOB DESCRIPTION: LEGAL ASSISTANT
EARLE & FREEMAN, PLC

Hiring for January 2021

Description of Position:

This position will provide part-time administrative support to two attorneys and other staff.  Candidate will have capacity to learn and function efficiently in a fast-paced law firm environment; to interact professionally with the public, judiciary and legal community; to learn online legal case management system and enter data and information accurately in that system; to provide support to firm’s website, LinkedIn attorney profiles and possibly social media, as well as other varied job duties.

Our Mission

Our small firm provides exceptional and responsive service to clients in the practice areas of real estate, employment law, estate planning, probate administration, civil litigation, and general business formation and counsel.  Our team consists of two attorneys and a part time legal assistant.  Our firm would be a great fit for you if you are creative, discrete, interested in learning new subject areas, and have skill and confidence with technology.  This position has huge growth potential. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

High School Diploma or GED
Ability to maintain confidential information and work product
Ability to function in a high-pressure environment
Proficient with Microsoft Word; Excel; PowerPoint, FB, LinkedIn and other computer applications

Skills Required:

Ability to gain competency in online legal case management system
Good communication skills (written and oral)

Physical Job Requirements:

Candidate must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, and to ascend and descend third floor internal staircase (office is on the 3rd floor office building).

Schedule: 

This is an hourly, regular part-time position.  Candidate will work 12-15 hours/week to start with the potential for increased or flex hours. 

Salary:

Candidate will start at $18/hour, or as commensurate with experience.

Earle & Freeman, PLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or in its hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, place of birth, age, crime victim status, or physical or mental condition. 


(posted 12/16/2020)


The VOSHA Review Board (Review Board) is seeking a Hearing Officer on a contractual basis.  Applicants must proceed through the request for proposal process as delineated on its website

Contractor may serve in any of the following capacities: Presiding Hearing Officer in contested VOSHA cases conducting evidentiary hearings in a quasi-judicial administrative law capacity; consultant to provide advice and/or write a decision for the VRB during discretionary review; settlement judge providing prehearing mediation and/or direction; consultant to provide an independent review of the VOSHA Rules of Procedure

(posted 12/16/2020)


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 12/10/20)


Senior Corporate Associate

Boutique corporate law firm located on the Burlington, Vermont waterfront seeks an experienced, personable & 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 & acquisitions and other similar business transactions.      

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two years of prior private practice work experience with corporate transactions.  Ideally, candidates will possess extensive experience working on private placement transactions and/or mergers & 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 12/10/2020)


Facey Goss & McPhee P.C., a mid-sized Rutland, Vermont, law firm is seeking an experienced paralegal for its real estate and commercial business transactions practice areas. The candidate must have extensive experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions including having performed due diligence research for the purchase of commercial and residential properties, conducting title searches, real estate tax prorations, property liens, permitting, UCC filings, abutter research, survey reviews and descriptions.  Candidate must be proficient in the preparation of title insurance commitments and policies, preparation of deeds and mortgages, drafting HUD settlement statements, organizing and coordinating closings, file management, maintenance of critical date sheets for pending transactions and post-closing follow up work.  Experience and familiarity with law office technology and on-line reporting systems required.  This position requires a team player with an ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently in a busy environment.

The firm is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Please forward a cover letter and resume, including references, to Harold Weissman, Firm Administrator, Facey Goss & McPhee P.C., P.O. Box 578, Rutland, VT 05702-0578 or via email with the subject line “FG&M Paralegal” to: hweissman@fgmvt.com

(posted 12/2/2020)


Facey Goss & McPhee P.C., a mid-sized Rutland, Vermont, law firm is seeking an experienced legal assistant for a fast paced law practice in Rutland, Vermont. The successful candidate will be part of an attorney/paralegal team engaged in commercial real estate, business transactions and contested State and local land use permitting matters throughout the State. Prior real estate and commercial transactional experience, including preparation of settlement statements, Property Transfer Returns and related State tax documents and coordinating closing logistics, as well as familiarity with electronic filing and modern law office computer programs/systems is a must. Prior experience with Act 250 and zoning proceedings is helpful but training will be provided to the successful applicant. Compensation includes competitive salary and a significant benefits package.  Please forward a cover letter and resume, including references, to Harold Weissman, Firm Administrator, Facey Goss & McPhee P.C., P.O. Box 578, Rutland, VT 05702-0578 or via email with the subject line “FG&M Legal Assistant” to: hweissman@fgmvt.com

(posted 12/2/2020)