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Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office, Domestic Violence/Sexual Violence Prosecutor

The Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring an Attorney to serve as a Domestic and Sexual Violence Prosecutor. The position is part-time requiring a minimum of 30 hours per week, funded by a four-year federal grant1. The position is supervised by the Caledonia County State’s Attorney. The position is covered by the State Deputy State’s Attorney Pay Plan; benefits include annual and sick leave and state holidays, health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance after 6 months, LTD after one year. Anticipated Start Date is July 1, 2019.

Summary of Duties: The primary function of the job is the prosecution, prevention, and reduction of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and related crimes, and to increase offender accountability and victim safety in Caledonia County. Must be able to collect data, write accurate reports, use Microsoft Office programs, as well as the SAS case management system. Must be able to effectively work with all SAS staff, victims and families, state agency partners, law enforcement and court staff, community organizations, treatment programs, and stakeholders. Must work to ensure best practice in case evaluation and prosecution, including effective sanctions. May assist in public policy efforts on domestic and sexual violence prevention. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, and demonstrate empathy, emotional intelligence and maturity, particularly in dealing with victims of crime and other vulnerable populations. Excellent time management skills are crucial.

Environmental Factors: Pressure from deadlines and workload should be expected in this busy docket. Private means of transportation must be available. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes).

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a J.D. degree or have successfully completed all requirements of a 4-year clerkship program. Preference will be given to candidates who are currently admitted to the Vermont Bar, and who possess courtroom and jury trial experience.

Application: Send a brief cover letter, current resume (must contain starting and ending dates of each employment experience listed), brief writing sample, and references (including person’s title, organizational affiliation, and daytime phone number), to: Caledonia County State’s Attorney Lisa Warren at lisa.warren@vermont.gov; Administrative Assistant Rose Houde at rose.houde@vermont.gov; AND to the State’s Attorney & Sheriffs Department Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov. No phone calls, please.

Deadline for application: June 7, 2019.

(Note: 1The federal funding agency - USDOJ - may, in its sole discretion, award new grant money after the ending date/term of this grant.)

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs is committed to equal employment opportunity for all individuals, and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or crime victim status.

(posted 05/23/2019)


Marsicovetere & Levine Law Group P.C. is seeking an attorney with 0-4 years of experience to handle criminal and select civil litigation in their White River Junction office.  The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice law in Vermont, have a strong academic background, and a demonstrated interest in public interest law.  Salary is dependent on experience.  Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Adam Hescock, Esq. (ahescock@rivercitylawyers.com).  All inquires will be confidential.

(posted 05/22/2019)*


Corporate Paralegal
Merritt & Merritt seeks an experienced & intelligent individual to fill full-time paralegal position. Tasks include organization of bus. entities, maintaining corp. records, related filings, patent, trademark & copyright filings/calendaring, and generally assisting the Firm’s lawyers with their transactions. Candidates for this position preferably have a 4-year degree & prior work experience. Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent oral/written communication skills. Prior paralegal experience is a plus but not required. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft products. Please send resume & references to ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com

(posted 05/16/2019)


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 802-658-5900 or email ghd@bvslawvt.com for details.

(posted 05/13/2019)


VERMONT PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION

SEEKS STAFF ATTORNEY

The Vermont Public Utility Commission seeks to fill a Staff Attorney position.  The Public Utility Commission regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities in Vermont.  Issues decided by the Commission include, among others:  siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; utility rates and other financial matters; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies. 

The Staff Attorney position offers a unique chance to participate in Vermont's regulatory process that implements major policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance.  See http://puc.vermont.gov  Specific duties include reviewing utility-related filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Commission policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions that resolve all critical issues; and assisting the Commission in evaluating the proposed decisions.  The attorney would also advise the Commission in cases that the Commission hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyze significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Commission's orders.

Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required.  A strong candidate will have prior experience in utility regulation or related areas, including the telecommunications or energy industries or administrative law.  The Commission also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making, facility siting and permitting, and public policy analysis and formulation.

Candidates must be admitted (or eligible for admission) to the Vermont Bar.

Salary commensurate with applicant's background and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont's Attorney Pay Plan. The pay plan can be found HERE

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package.  To apply, submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to Business Manager, Vermont Public Utility Commission, 112 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701, or via e-mail to puc.businessmanager@vermont.gov by May 29, 2019.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(posted 05/09/2019)


Busy Burlington law firm seeks a litigation associate with 1-3 years experience. Workers’ Compensation background a plus. Strong research and writing skills a must. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume and cover letter to Keith Kasper, McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, 40 George Street Burlington Vt 05401 or kjk@mc-fitz.com.

(posted 05/09/2019)


Overview
The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service. DVHA’s Rate Setting Division is seeking a qualified individual to join their dynamic team. The Staff Attorney level when hired may be determined by level experience and all levels of experience and background are welcome to apply.

Duties:
Act as counsel to the Division specifically, and to the Department generally, and advise on legal and policy questions relating to health care financing, cost finding, rate setting, administrative rulemaking and appeals, Medicaid provider reimbursement, federal financial participation, the Medicaid State Plan, the Global Commitment Waiver, public records, and HIPAA. In addition to providing daily legal advice and support, the attorney’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: proposing and drafting statutory and regulatory language and shepherding those proposals through the legislative and rulemaking processes from inception to adoption, drafting and/or assisting with the development of the Division’s policies and procedures, acting as hearing officer and drafting decisions relating to provider cost finding and rate setting appeals, representing the Division in administrative hearings, drafting legislation, notices, contracts, and intragovernmental agreements, monitoring compliance with complex state and federal statutes and regulations, testifying at legislative hearings, representing the Division in negotiations with trade associations and with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services on issues relating to Medicaid provider reimbursement and federal financial participation, and collaborating with other AHS Departments.

Skills and Knowledge:
Capacity to develop a detailed understanding of complex federal and state law relating to Medicaid provider reimbursement and the administration of the Medicaid program. Ability to understand and apply complex financial and accounting issues and to communicate them in statutory and regulatory language and in commonly understood language to non-accountants. The ideal candidate should be a motivated and organized self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team. It is expected that the attorney will have excellent research and writing abilities and litigation experience. Familiarity with the Administrative Procedures Act, Medicaid, and/or accounting/financial knowledge is a plus. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible for admission.

Minimum Requirements:
The Staff Attorney level when hired may be determined by level experience and all levels of experience and background are welcome to apply. The following are the requirements for each Staff Attorney Level:
Staff Attorney I: Admission to practice plus 0-2 years of lawyer experience relevant to the position. Level I attorneys require admission to practice and are under direct supervision of senior counsel or supervising attorney for carrying out routine legal tasks with technical competence and professional skill commensurate with experience. Examples of specific responsibilities include: providing general procedural legal advice and informal opinions to clients and staff; pretrial motion, trial, and appellate practice before state and federal courts and administrative hearing panels; and research, pretrial and litigation support to senior staff. Level I attorneys are subject to direction, instruction, and periodic review by senior counsel.

Staff Attorney II: Admission to practice plus 2-5 years of relevant lawyer experience at increasing levels of responsibility. Entry at Staff Level II requires admission to practice and a minimum of two years of relevant lawyer experience at increasing levels of responsibility. At this level, individuals are responsible for carrying out both routine and non-routine legal tasks with practical and professional skill under the general supervision of senior counsel or supervising attorney. Examples of duties at this level include: providing general legal advice on potential and actual litigation issues and published formal opinions to Department and Board officials; general regulatory drafting and appearance before the Administrative Rules Committee; pretrial motion, trial, and appellate practice before all state and federal courts and administrative hearing panels on general legal matters; and providing support and assistance to more experienced staff in significant litigation.

Staff Attorney III: Admission to practice plus 5-8 years of relevant lawyer experience. Entry at Staff Level III requires admission to practice and at least five years of demonstrated relevant proficiency at increasing levels of complexity and responsibility. At this level, examples of responsibilities include: providing general legal advice and published formal opinions to Cabinet-level officials and Board executives, and interpretive assistance to the Legislature; general legislative drafting and appearance before legislative committees; and pretrial, motion, trial and appellate practice before all state and federal courts and administrative hearing panels on matters of significant impact.

Staff Attorney IV: Admission to practice plus 8 or more years of relevant lawyer experience. Entry at Staff Level IV requires admission to practice and at least eight years of demonstrated relevant proficiency at increasing levels of complexity and responsibility. At this level, examples of responsibilities include: providing specialized legal advice and published formal opinions to Cabinet-level officials, Board executives, and the Legislature; pretrial, motion, trial and appellate practice before all state and federal courts and administrative hearing panels on complex issues of fact and law; to function as lead counsel on major negotiations or complex team litigation; and to provide supervision of assigned litigation assistance and support.

Compensation:
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.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter, writing sample, resume and references to Lindsay Gillette at lindsay.gillette@vermont.gov.

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 05/09/2019)


Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Agency of Transportation Legal Unit

 

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks an attorney to join the legal team advising and representing the second largest Agency in State government- the Agency of Transportation (AOT or Agency.) AOT directly serves all Vermonters by maintaining the State’s transportation infrastructure including highway, rail and aviation assets, as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

AOT has a wide array of legal needs, and AAGs appear in federal and state courts, the district environmental commissions, the Natural Resources Board, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Transportation Board. Matters handled by the AOT Legal Unit also include counseling and representing the Agency and DMV on a variety of matters, including eminent domain and property owner compensation appeals, permitting and environmental law, real estate, motor vehicle law, railroad law, aviation law, administrative law, contracts, legislation, federal regulations affecting transportation, grants and other agreements, Vermont Public Records Act requests, occupational safety and health law, employment law, and civil rights. 

This position offers the opportunity to gain litigation experience in a supportive environment and learn the business of State government as a counsel to decision-makers at all levels of the Agency. Presently, the position is located at the National Life Building in Montpelier, however in August 2019, the AOT Legal Unit and the rest of the Agency will be relocating to Barre City Place in downtown Barre. 

At least two years’ experience as an attorney is preferred, and a familiarity with litigation, environmental and transportation law and regulations will be favorably considered. Candidates should have strong writing skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with the legal team, clients and other stakeholders. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in.

This AAG position is an exempt full-time position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan, and the AGO offers very competitive leave and insurance benefits as well as workplace flexibility. 

This position will remain open until filled. Please respond by sending your statement of interest, resume, a brief writing sample, and references to the AGO, attention Deb Matthews, to: AGO.Info@vermont.gov. Please identify AOT AAG Position in your cover email. 

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 5/9/19)

 

Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C., has openings for one or two attorneys to join a busy and growing law firm in Burlington. We are seeking attorneys who have an existing practice, but also have the capacity to take on more work. Experience in real estate, estate planning and business law is preferred. The selected candidate(s) will assist experienced attorneys practicing in these areas while maintaining and developing their own clientele. If you have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients, excellent writing skills and relevant professional experience, please submit a cover letter and resume to moettinger@mblawoffice.com.  www.mblawoffice.com

(posted 05/08/2019)


Chief of the Criminal Law Division

The Attorney General’s Office seeks a full time Assistant Attorney General to serve as Chief of the Criminal Law Division.    The Criminal Division is a statewide prosecutorial agency that handles a wide variety of serious criminal offenses including homicide, child exploitation, sexual assault, drug trafficking, Medicaid fraud, and elder abuse.  The Division is comprised of two units, general crimes and Medicaid fraud.    The Criminal Chief manages a 21-member Division including attorneys, investigators, and support staff.  

The position is located at 109 State Street in Montpelier.   The Criminal Chief reports to the Deputy Attorney General.   At least five years’ experience in criminal law and trial practice is required.  Prior leadership or management experience is preferred.   Applicants should have knowledge of emerging best practices in 21st century prosecution. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in, with excellent oral and written communication skills.   

This assistant attorney general position 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.

Applications must be received by the Attorney General’s Office by May 22nd.    Please respond by sending your statement of interest, resume, writing sample, and references to the Attorney General’s Office, attention Deb Matthews: AGO.Info@vermont.gov.  Please reference the title of the position when applying. 

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

(posted 5/6/2019)

 


MSK ATTORNEYS SEEKS RECEPTIONIST/LEGAL ASSISTANT


Busy Burlington Law Firm seeks a full time Receptionist/Legal Assistant. The ideal candidate will be energetic, motivated and polished, with strong telephone, computer and organizational skills. In addition to providing legal assistant support to one attorney, this position covers all receptionist duties including greeting visitors to the firm and fielding calls, mail distribution, maintaining office supplies, and overflow clerical support as needed.


MSK focuses its practice on real estate, commercial transactions and related litigation. Competitive salary and benefits package, and family friendly work environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.  College graduates welcome to apply.

Forward resume to Deborah Sabourin dsabourin@mskvt.com.

(posted 05/02/2019)


Dinse, P.C., is offering an entry to mid-level associate the exceptional opportunity to join the firm’s busy and sophisticated trusts and estates practice. 0-3 years experience. The individual hired for this position will work closely with the partners in the firm’s trusts and estate practice and will gain experience and responsibility for drafting various trusts, administration of trusts and probate estates, charitable plans, estate and tax plans, and interactions with clients. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent writing skills, and the desire and aptitude to grow into and manage a practice which is highly client-centered. Educational background in estate/gift tax matters and income tax required. Legal and non-legal experience in tax and demonstrated client relations a plus. 

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 04/25/2019)


Overview
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated individual to assist the Agency of Transportation legal team in providing legal services to the second largest Agency in State government. The Agency of Transportation (AOT or Agency) directly serves all Vermonters by maintaining the State’s transportation infrastructure including highway, rail and aviation assets, as well as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The State of Vermont offers very competitive benefits, including a generous leave plan, health and life insurance, and retirement plans.
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

Presently, the position is located at the National Life Building in Montpelier; in approximately August 2019, the AOT Legal Unit and the rest of the Agency will be relocating to Barre City Place in downtown Barre.
This AGO Paralegal III position is a pay grade 23 in the Vermont Classified Pay Plan https://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/humanresources/files/documents/DHR-Classified_Bargaining_Unit_Pay_Plan_FY19_1_0.pdf. Applications are due by 5/5/19 and must be submitted through the Depart of Human Resources website at https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-AGO-Paralegal-III-VT-05601/552391600/
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.

(posted 04/23/2019)