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Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney
Agency: State's Attorneys
Location: Newport
Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Hourly Rate Pay Grade: 97

General Job Description

The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office in Newport, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney to serve as a Deputy State’s Attorney. Prior criminal litigation experience is preferred. The position will require litigation in the Superior Court of Vermont, Criminal and Family Division, as well as the opportunity to litigate post conviction relief matters in the Civil Division and defend appeals in the Vermont Supreme Court. Admission to the Vermont bar is required. Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Barrett – Orleans County State’s Attorney
217 Main Street Ste #2
Newport, VT 05855
C/O: Jane.Malgeri@vermont.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity

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 2/24/17)

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIP:  Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is seeking a law clerk for the Summer 2017 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   This substantive position offers students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee staff on a wide variety of projects and issues.  Committee law clerks are typically tasked with conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and materials related to Committee hearings and votes, attending Committee hearings and executive business meetings, and providing assistance with other legislative matters. 

The clerkship is open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Logan_Gregoire@judiciary-dem.senate.gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by March 8, 2017.

(posted 2/24/17)


Full-Time Real Estate Attorney

With over forty years of legal assistance to the community, Bauer Gravel Farnham has provided comprehensive and thorough legal services to Vermonters for more than a generation.  The Firm embraces a professionally-rewarding work atmosphere with a focus on traditional Vermont values of teamwork, quality, honesty and dedication for our clients and our employees.

The Firm seeks a Vermont licensed attorney to work in its busy real estate practice. The position requires comfort with title examination, contract review and analysis, state and municipal permit assessment, and conducting residential and commercial real estate closings.  Prior experience is preferred, but is not required.  The position is based out of our Colchester office, with the expectation of travel throughout the State of Vermont.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation time, medical insurance, disability coverage and 401(k) contributions.

Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements and send to jstebbins@vtlawoffices.com. Please visit www.vtlawoffices.com for more information about the Firm.

 
(posted 2/1717)

The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general to work on legal matters for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.   This position will provide a range of legal services to the Agency including representation in rulemaking and regulatory proceedings and advice on contracts, public records and open meeting issues.  The majority of the work will be related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (Public Law 111-353) Produce Safety Rule and to Certificate of Public Good (30 V.S.A. 248) proceedings at the Public Service Board.

The individual selected for the position will work closely with Agency staff and with other assistant attorneys general who handle Agency matters.  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, with five years of relevant legal experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.

This is an exempt, full-time, limited service position. The grant funding for the position is available for one year.  The expectation is that the grant will be renewed.  If the grant is not renewed, it is likely, but not guaranteed, that the incumbent would be reassigned to another position in the Attorney General’s Office. 

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 resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov.

(posted 2/16/17)

 
 

Legal Administrative Assistant - Energy and Business

Burlington, Vermont: Paul Frank + Collins seeks a skilled legal administrative assistant to provide support to our Energy + Business teams. We require a candidate who is highly motivated, organized, tech-savvy, and reliable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

An associate’s degree or higher level of education is preferred. Applicants without a degree who possess relevant legal, public service board, or other corporate or energy/environmental policy related work experience are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about PF+C at http://www.pfclaw.com

(posted 2/13/2017)


Of Counsel Attorney

Active New England insurance defense firm seeks Vermont workers compensation(primary)/general liability(secondary) associate with 2-3 years of experience, trial experience helpful but not essential for an of counsel arrangement. Competitive salary. Please email resume to sstevens@m2esq.com

Job Type: Contract

(posted 2/2/2017)


The South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) of Vermont Law School has an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney to represent clients in two important areas: domestic violence and representation of children.  The non-tenure track position is open as of March 1, 2017, with an initial 8 month appointment followed by the possibility of rolling appointments, ranging from one to five years, based on experience and performance.

Domestic violence representation is funded by a sub-grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) legislation, and can include related civil matters.  Representation of children occurs primarily in the context of family law, juvenile and probate cases, and is funded privately and publicly. 

Applicants should have 3-5 years of experience in the practice of family law; prior domestic violence and/or representation of children experience is a plus.  The successful applicant will supervise SRLC clinical law students in this caseload, teach in SRLC’s classroom component, and serve as a member of the Vermont Law School faculty as an Assistant Professor.  Admission to the Vermont Bar is preferred, or the ability to waive in by motion (based on practice in a reciprocal jurisdiction).

SRLC is Vermont Law School’s real client, on-campus, civil practice clinic.  Four attorneys, two support staff, and up to 24 students a semester provide a broad spectrum of legal aid services to low-income and working Vermonters, in areas such as family law, immigration, housing, and public benefits.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Chantelle Brackett, Human Resources & Payroll Manager, Vermont Law School, PO Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted online at https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=80731.  Vermont Law School is an equal opportunity employer.

(posted 1/27/2017)

 

Staff Attorney:  The Vermont Department of Public Safety is seeking to fill an Assistant General Counsel position.  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, Criminal Justice Services, Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Vermont State Police.  The Assistant General Counsel will assist the General Counsel with research and drafting memoranda and providing legal counsel and regulatory support to the Department 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 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.  Other qualifications include: strong research and writing skills; 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.  Send cover letter and resume to: Rosemary Gretkowski, General Counsel, Department of Public Safety, 45 State Drive, Waterbury, VT  05671-2101 or email to rosemary.gretkowski@vermont.gov.  Deadline for application is February 6, 2017.

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

(posted 1/26/17)


Of Counsel Opportunity

The Burlington law firm of Montroll, Backus & Oettinger, P.C., is seeking an “of counsel” relationship with one or two lawyers with complementary practice areas. We welcome inquiries from experienced professionals with developed, active practices. Our firm cultivates cooperation and respect between all coworkers and is successfully serving a growing number of clients. Please contact Michelle Mraz, Office Manager, at (802) 540-0250 with inquiries.

(posted 1/23/2017)

 


FULL TIME ATTORNEY NEEDED

Northeast Kingdom Law, PLLC located in Newport, VT seeks full time attorney to handle public defense and juvenile caseload. The position is demanding and fast paced. Five years of experience in criminal law and/or public defense work is preferred. A sense of humor is a must. Please send resumes and references to: jadams@neklaw.com
Or: 58 Second St., Newport, VT 05855.

(posted 1/20/2017)


Prominent law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont has openings for two legal assistants, one for our litigation group and one for our real estate group. The candidates will have law firm experience including formatting and editing documents specific to each practice area, as well as 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 qualifications include an Associate’s degree and/or a minimum of three years’ law firm experience. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

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

fmiller@gravelshea.com

www.gravelshea.com

(posted 1/19/2017)


Financial Services and Commercial Litigation Associate

DRM is looking for an associate attorney with a minimum of two years’ experience to join its Financial Services Litigation team in Lebanon, NH or Brattleboro, VT. 

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

To access more information about this position, please advance to http://DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com and use the search feature to find the position.

(posted 1/19/2017)


Commercial and Business Law Attorney

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Vermont’s largest law firm with lawyers in offices in Vermont and New Hampshire, is looking for an associate attorney with 1-3 years’ experience to join its Commercial and Business Law practice in Burlington, Vermont. We offer excellent mentorship and training, as well as leading technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. 

To access more information about this position, please advance to http://DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com and use the search feature to find the position. 

(posted 1/19/2017)

 

Financial Services and Commercial Litigation Attorney

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, Vermont’s largest law firm with lawyers in offices in Vermont and New Hampshire, is looking for an associate attorney with at least three years of litigation experience to join its Commercial Litigation team in Burlington, Vermont. 

To access more information about this position, please advance to http://DownsRachlinMartinPLLC.appone.com and use the search feature to find the position. 

(posted 1/19/17)

 

Pro Se Law Clerk

The United States District Court for the District of Vermont has an opening for a part-time judicial law clerk for pro se matters. The pro se law clerk provides legal advice, research, and writing assistance to the district judges and the magistrate judge. The official position announcement is available at any U.S. District Court location (Burlington, Rutland and Brattleboro) or the court's web site: www.vtd.uscourts.gov
An EOE

(posted 1/13/17)


Attorney

Position available for Vermont admitted attorney with a minimum of two years’ experience in family law, estate administration, and/or real estate transactions.

Join a well respected firm representing individuals and businesses in estate planning, trust law, residential and commercial real estate and other transaction work, family law, probate and estate administration, municipal law, elder law, landlord-tenant law, taxation, and general litigation. Located in Brattleboro, Vermont. Serving clients in southern Vermont and neighboring areas of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York.

We are looking for strong firm management skills and interest in succession to partnership. This is an opportunity to establish a practice in southern Vermont with the support of an experienced and professional staff in a collegial environment.

Competitive compensation and benefits.

Please respond with resume and salary requirements to jresq@sover.net.

Fitts, Olson & Giddings, P.L.C.
16 High Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

(posted 1/13/17)


The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general to work on legal matters for the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS).  This position will provide a wide range of legal services to the BGS Commissioner and senior staff concerning commercial real estate transactions, regulatory proceedings affecting the transfer and development of real estate, rulemaking, public records, open meeting law, construction contracting, commodities purchasing, personnel matters and bankruptcy.  

The position will be supervised by the GCAL Division Chief and will work closely with other assistant attorneys general who handle BGS matters.  The position is located at the BGS Office on Governor Aiken Avenue in Montpelier.  

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, with five to 10 years of relevant legal experience and 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. 

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

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov

(posted 1/12/17)

 

The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general with 5 to 10 years of experience to work on legal matters for the Agency of Transportation.  Assignments will include civil and administrative litigation, regulatory work and transactional work.  This position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at the Agency of Transportation in Montpelier, Vermont.  

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in, with relevant legal experience and 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, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, 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

(posted 1/12/17)

 

 

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)*