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STAFF ATTORNEY

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Municipal Assistance Center.  Celebrating our 51st year, VLCT is a statewide association dedicated to serving and strengthening Vermont local government.

This is a professional position that provides legal assistance and training to local governments through the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center, the training, education, and professional assistance division of the League. 

Primary responsibilities include responding to member inquiries, delivering educational workshops, developing model ordinances and documents, and writing newsletter articles and handbooks. On a daily basis, the staff attorney assists member officials with a broad range of legal and topical questions. 

Requirements include:

  • Broad experience in the laws, regulations, principles, and practices of local government as well as employment law, planning and zoning and public finance.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, research, writing, and teaching skills;

  • The ability to work in a dynamic team environment;

  • Outstanding customer service;

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline such as public administration, political science, or a government-related field;

  • Law degree and admission to the Vermont Bar;

  • Up to three years of professional experience with a Vermont municipality or state agency in areas of municipal administration and responsibilities is preferred. 

The successful candidate will be offered either the Staff Attorney I or Staff Attorney II position. Position and salary commensurate with experience. Detailed job descriptions are available at https://www.vlct.org/classifieds. VLCT offers excellent benefits and a wonderful downtown Montpelier location. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to:

jobsearch@vlct.org with “Staff Attorney” as subject.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. EOE.

(posted 5/21/2018)


Vermont Department of Public Safety seeks a dynamic, motivated Paralegal to lead, organize and develop their Public Records Act (PRA) unit and to support the False Alarm program.

Applicants should be detailed-orientated and organized with exceptional writing and communication skills, have the ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently, have the ability to work efficiently and accurately under time constraints, and provide services to the general public.

For more information, job specifications and to apply on-line, please go to:

http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

Job Title:  Public Records Act Paralegal Specialist

Job ID:  623224

(posted 5/11/2018)


JUNIOR ASSOCIATE sought for busy employment-focused law firm located in Keene, NH. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Law Offices of Wyatt & Associates represents employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace and also assists employers. Responsibilities include: Client interviewing and intake; Drafting discrimination charges; court complaints; discovery documents, motions, litigation projects and support; Legal research and writing. Admitted into a New England state, or recent grads taking the July 2018 bar are welcome to apply. Demonstrated experience or exposure to employment law is a plus, but not required. www.wyattlegalservices.com. Email coverletter and resume to spatriquin@wyattlegalservices.com

(posted 5/11/2018)


Vacancy Announcement: Deputy State’s Attorney
State of Vermont, Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office, White River Junction, VT

Summary of Duties: The Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office is hiring a part-time (0.5) Deputy State’s Attorney (DSA). The DSA's primary focus will be representing the State in child protection cases in the Windsor Superior Court, Family Division. These cases involve allegations of child abuse, neglect, truancy and delinquency. The child protection docket consumes approximately 20 hours per week, Monday through Wednesday, in White River Junction. A qualified candidate may be offered additional hours within the Department of State's Attorneys performing caseload relief in the criminal or family court dockets. Interested candidates must be admitted to the Vermont Bar. Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills to effectively manage a caseload and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. The position is covered by the DSA Pay Plan with benefits that include annual and sick leave, state holidays, health insurance (80% employer paid), life insurance, dental after 6 months, LTD after one year. DSAs exercise the powers and duties of the state’s attorney in prosecuting criminal offenses and furthering the State's child protection interests in Family Court; DSAs are expected to litigate cases in court, may represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings; and may handle appeals in Vt. Supreme Court. May be required to assist other lawyers with research, trial preparation and trial. DSAs are expected to effectively collaborate with other SA office staff, as well as law enforcement officers, partner agencies and community organizations. DSAs will work with 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 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; Excellent skills in writing and oral communications; Ability to research and accurately interpret and apply state and federal statutes, rules and regulations; Ability to handle a high volume of litigation; Ability to work independently, exercise initiative, and maintain confidentiality; Ability to consistently ensure accuracy in work product; Ability to consistently meet deadlines; Ability to collect data and write reports; Ability to conduct training and make presentations to groups; Ability to maintain self-composure under stressful situations;; 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. Computer work for research, case management, correspondence is expected. Some lifting is expected (case file boxes). Private means of transportation must be available, including for travel within the state if the position hours are increased to assist with caseload in other offices.

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: SAS Executive Assistant Ashley Perry at ashley.perry@vermont.gov. Please no phone calls.
DEADLINE for application: May 28, 2018

The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs and the Windsor 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 5/10/2018)


The Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Division, is seeking a full-time assistant attorney general to represent the State in criminal justice matters in the trial and appellate courts. 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 the State’s Attorneys and state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies. The position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at 109 State Street. 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 at least five years of relevant legal experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills; 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.

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

Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov.  Please reference the position title: Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division.

(posted 5/9/2018)


The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division, is seeking a full-time assistant attorney general to represent state agencies before the Vermont Labor Relations Board and Vermont Human Rights Commission. The individual selected for this position may also represent state agencies in employment matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state or federal court, and assist in providing employment-related general counseling services to state agencies.  The individual selected will work closely with Department of Human Resources lawyers and staff. The position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at 109 State Street. 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 at least five years of relevant legal experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills; employment or labor 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.

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

 

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov.   Please mention “Assistant Attorney General/GCAL Division” in your application. 

(posted 5/9/18)

 


Office of the Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General Position
Civil Litigation Division

The Office of the Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Montpelier.  The position involves conducting all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including discovery, motion and trial practice, and appeals.  The attorney will handle an active caseload concentrating on the defense of tort actions, civil rights and other constitutional claims, and statutory matters.  

Candidates must be members in good standing of the Vermont bar with at least 5 years of relevant litigation experience and have 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 Attorney Pay Plan. 

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

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov.   Please mention “Assistant Attorney General/Civil Division” in your application. 

posted 5/9/2018)


Junior Associate sought for busy employment-focused law firm located in Keene, NH. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Law Offices of Wyatt & Associates represents employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace and also assists employers in a variety of employment law related services. Responsibilities include: Client interviewing and intake; Drafting discrimination charges; court complaints; discovery documents, motions, etc; General litigation projects and support; Legal research and writing.

Candidates admitted to practice in NH, and with a past history or plausible future interest in practicing law in the Keene, NH area are preferred. NH admission not required if admitted in another state. Demonstrated experience or exposure to employment law is a plus, but not required. www.wyattlegalservices.com.  Recent Law School Graduates who are taking the July 2018 Bar may apply.

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to spatriquin@wyattlegalservices.com.

(posted 5/08/2018)


Human Rights Commission Investigator

Conducts impartial investigations into complaints of discrimination in housing, public accommodations and state government employment. Full job description at www.hrc.vermont.gov. 

Successful applicant will be eligible for bar admission in Vermont with a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent Vermont four-year law study. Demonstrated experience in civil rights, conducting investigations, dispute and conflict resolution, restorative justice and/or training a plus. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 10 or fewer pages via email by May 25, 2018 to jocelyn.bolduc@vermont.gov 
EEO Employer

(posted 5/04/2018)


FULL-TIME PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT

Little & Cicchetti, P.C. seeks a driven paralegal / legal assistant with an outstanding work ethic to join our team. The position involves administrative duties and support. Professionalism, experience, and multitasking are required, as are exceptional client service skills. Our ideal candidate will also have experience in transactional and litigation matters. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, references, and cover letter to attorneys@LCLawVT.com

(posted 5/04/2018)


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY WANTED. Hayes, Windish & Badgewick is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years’ experience in civil litigation to join our team. 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 intelligent, ethical, and self-motivated. 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 5/2/2018)


ATTORNEY

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm #40 in size, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced contract attorney.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in insurance litigation defense is preferred.  Excellent academic credentials with proven skills in writing, analysis and research are required.  Candidates must be licensed in their respective state and be able to handle a case from inception and complete all pre-trial work with little or no supervision.

Please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to:

Marie email:  medelstein@grsm.com

No recruiter or telephone calls please.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is an equal opportunity employer: www.grsm.com

(posted 5/2/2018)


Business Law Junior Associate

Gravel & Shea PC, a prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont is seeking 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
fmiller@gravelshea.com

www.gravelshea.com

Gravel & Shea is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted 05/01/18)


ATTORNEY

Ward & Babb is seeking an attorney with 3-5 years of experience to handle some title search duties and assist in representing the firm’s 950 active business clients. Basic familiarity with real estate matters is helpful. 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. 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 4/30/18)


Attorneys Wanted
Public Defense and Assigned Counsel Contract Positions

The Office of the Defender General is searching for attorneys to provide Public Defense and Assigned Counsel services under contract throughout the State of Vermont for Fiscal Year 2019, commencing July 1. These legal services are available to indigent defendants charged with crimes with the possibility of jail, to parties in juvenile proceedings in Family Court, in appellate cases before the Vermont Supreme Court, and in post-conviction relief cases. Contracts include:

Public Defense caseload relief services in the northern and southern parts of the state, appellate services, and training services.

Serious Felony Unit services through the state.

Assigned counsel services in all counties throughout the state. Assigned counsel contractors provide quality legal services to persons entitled to be represented by a public defender, in cases in which the public defender in the county has a conflict of interest. These contracts range from a very small caseload in only criminal or juvenile cases, to full-time contracts covering both caseloads.  

Assigned Counsel appellate services.
Assigned Counsel post-conviction relief services.
Assigned Counsel Coordinator services.

Qualifications for public defense and assigned counsel contracts are current admission to the Vermont Bar, handicap accessibility to the practice, and a demonstrated ability to provide high quality representation with an emphasis on trial practice and courtroom skills while managing a heavy caseload. The contracts are performance based and provide for a monthly payment based on historical caseload.  Contractor is required to carry professional liability insurance.

For further information, including current rates of compensation and caseload statistics, please contact the Office of the Defender General (802-828-3160), or lora.evans@vermont.gov.  The Office of the Defender General is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Matthew Valerio, Defender General
Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05633-3301
or e-mail to lora.evans@vermont.gov 

(posted 4/23/18)


 

 

 

Corporate Paralegal

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks to hire a full-time Corporate Paralegal to work with our Captive, Business, and Immigration teams.

The position involves preparation of complex legal documents, and case management work to assist the firm’s business and corporate attorneys and their national and international clients. Candidates with corporate experience in a law firm will excel in this position. We are open to considering motivated candidates without experience, as well.

A Bachelor's degree is required. Applicants should be detail-oriented and highly analytical with exceptional writing and communication skills, have the ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, and present a positive, professional image with clients. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to prioritize workloads is necessary. Fluency in French would be helpful, but is not required.

PF+C offers all the resources of a large, international law firm while still preserving a local, collegial, and collaborative culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a truly sophisticated and exciting legal setting. 

Please send cover letter and résumé to:

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 03/13/2018)*


 

Merritt & Merritt - Intellectual Property Associate

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

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

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

(posted 9/17/16)*


 

Merritt & Merritt - Senior Corporate Associate

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

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

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

(posted 9/21/2016)*