St. Johnsbury litigation firm seeking an associate and a paralegal for criminal defense, personal injury, and workers’ compensation cases.  Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will be considered. Competitive pay and benefits.  802-748-8161

(posted 11/18/2015)

The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) is seeking a qualified applicant to fill our vacancy of Staff Attorney I. This position will be involved in legal interpretation of contracts, existing policy, contract review, legal review of policy development and legal research involving the State’s Medicaid Program and the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange. While the practice will involve many wide ranging issues such as provider taxes, administrative law, provider and member overpayments, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, we render legal advice to Medicaid clients that are responsible for operation of the Medicaid Program in Vermont. 

Job Responsibilities: 

Timely, well research, well written and responsive assistance to attorneys of higher level with legal research including discovery.

Analysis and review and determines the impact of proposed legislation. The review is timely, responsive, well researched and well written, if required.

Analysis, review and research of record request that involve the Public Records Act, HIPAA, or Medicaid Confidentiality Laws.

Analysis, review and research of copyright, software and website issue for the department, including other information technology issues.

Analysis, review and assist in Contract reviews to determine unenforceable language and protect the liability of the Department.


•Must have attended and graduated from ABA accredited law school

•Must have passed the Vermont Bar Examination

•Must have at least 1-2 years legal experience practicing law

Salary Range is $52,000 - $57,000

Please send resume to

(posted 11/18/15)

Established Law Firm that has been serving the legal needs of Northern Vermont for over 40 years seeks an attorney who desires to continue the firm's tradition of providing a broad range of quality legal services in a professional manner. The ideal candidate would be licensed in Vermont with a desire to work in a collaborative legal setting – where both what we do and how we do it is equally important. The candidate should possess strong writing and oral advocacy skills, and willing to transition quickly into the areas of transactional law, corporate/business formations and transfers, banking, estate planning and bankruptcy. Experience in these practice areas and any client base a plus. Forward resume and cover letter to: Eric Parker, 401 Water Tower Circle, Suite 101, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to

(posted 11/10/15)



Attorney needed in the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, St. Albans, Vermont. Busy and rewarding trial practice. Vermont Bar licensure or ability to waive-in required. Must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team that handles a very demanding caseload. Full-time, entry-level position with State benefits.


Email cover letter and resume by December 31, 2015 to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @




(posted 11/9/15)

Vermont Bar Association
Executive Director

The Vermont Bar Association is recruiting candidates for the position of Executive Director. The current Executive Director has announced his decision to retire in early 2016. This is a policy leadership and administrative position that manages the affairs of the Vermont Bar Association under the direction of the President and Board of Bar Managers.

A law degree is preferred but not required. Applicants should have experience managing an office, personnel, and budget. Prior legislative or government relations experience is desirable, as the Executive Director will become the Association's voice in the legislature and will interact on behalf of the Association with the judicial and executive branches. The ability to liaison with other professional organizations, county bar associations, civil legal service delivery agencies, and the Supreme Court are important skills that are required.

The Mission, Values and Vision of the Association are found HERE:  

A complete description of the role and duties of the position can be found HERE:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is accompanied by an excellent benefit package.

Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing in detail why they are interested in the position. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume and names and contact information for three references. Materials should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format to

Do not send hard copies.

Interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. The search committee will begin to review applications on November 2, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in November and December of 2015, with a selection to be made in January. The successful candidate will overlap with the current Executive Director who will continue to serve as the Association's representative during the 2016 adjourned session of the legislature.

Candidates with questions about the position or the process are encouraged to contact VBA President Elect Michael Kennedy at

(posted 10/8/2015)

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS:  The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Summer 2016 semester to assist his Senate Judiciary Committee staff.   These substantive positions offer students a unique opportunity to observe the legislative and nominations process and to work closely with Committee counsel on a wide variety of projects.  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 clerkships are open to current law students only; those from Vermont are strongly encouraged to apply.  For more information about Senator Leahy and the clerkship program, visit

Please email resume, cover letter, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three references to Patrick_Sheahan@Judiciary-Dem.Senate.Gov, with “Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email, by February 3, 2016.

Due to significant delays in mail processing in the U.S. Senate, please do not send an application by regular post.

(posted 11/4/15)


Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. has an opening for a Litigation Legal Assistant for a busy insurance defense litigation practice. This position combines clerical functions such as transcription, time entry/editing, billing and filing with paralegal functions such as case management, drafting basic pleadings, organizing discovery responses, correspondence, managing court deadlines, and insurance company case reporting.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing, communication and organizational skills. Candidates must be able to multitask, but also possess a strong attention to detail. Candidates must be highly proficient with all Microsoft Office software, Adobe/Adobe Pro. Experience with a document management system would also be an asset. The candidate should be comfortable with both PC and Apple products.

Prior legal office experience is preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits also offered.

Please send cover letter and resume in both Word and .pdf formats to: Lori M. Ribbans,

(posted 11/3/2015)

Associate Attorney Position Available

Monaghan Safar Ducham PLLC seeks a motivated, creative attorney to join our team as an associate attorney in our Burlington, Vermont office.

The firm seeks an attorney with one to three years of experience to support the firm’s existing practice areas, including municipal, environmental, employment, business, and general civil litigation. 

The successful candidate will be admitted to practice before the Vermont Bar, with impeccable research and writing skills.  The opportunity will be challenging, and rewarding, for the right candidate.  The firm offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and excellent working environment.     

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Kristen Shamis at by November 6, 2015.  No phone calls, please.   

(posted 10/16/15)

Schiller & Knapp, LLP is looking to add an additional Foreclosure Attorney to join their Waitsfield office or work remotely.  Previous foreclosure or title experience helpful. Must be admitted to practice in Vermont.  Please send resumes to

(posted 10/15/15)


Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C., a full service law firm in Burlington, Vermont seeks attorneys for the following positions:

Entry Level Associate Attorney – Requires 1-2 years experience.  Qualified candidates should possess a strong academic background, excellent research skills, well-developed oral and written communication skills, and a willingness to work on a variety of legal issues presented by a diverse clientele.

Mid-Level Associate Attorney – Requires 3-6 years of transactional, litigation or regulatory experience.  Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice before the Vermont bar (or be eligible for admission) and possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to teamwork and responsiveness to clients in a busy practice.

Both positions offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.  Please submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, and law school transcript (entry level position only) to:  David Austin, Managing Attorney, Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC, PO Box 66, Burlington, Vermont 05402; or by email with position title in the subject line to  For more information about Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C., please visit our website at

(posted 10/14/15)

Disability Law Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time Disability Law Attorney in either our Rutland or Springfield office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of persons with disabilities. Case work is primarily in the area of disability-based discrimination, special education, government benefit programs, guardianship, and other areas concerning individual rights.

Application deadline: October 26, 2015
Please see our website for more information and application instructions:

(posted 10/13/2015)



Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship

The Vermont Bar Foundation and the Vermont Access to Justice Campaign are pleased to announce the availability of a two-year Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship (VPLF) beginning in August 2016. The VPLF program is looking for outstanding graduating law students and other new lawyers to help expand the reach of Vermont’s existing legal services providers. Funding for salary and benefits will be provided by the Vermont Access to Justice Campaign. Loan forgiveness (up to $5,000) may be available from the Vermont Bar Foundation.

The 2016 Fellowship will incorporate the Fellow’s interests and background as well as the needs of Vermont’s low-income community. The Fellow’s project will include work on one or more specific projects broadly impacting the lives of low-income Vermonters, as well as the day-to-day delivery of legal services to low-income clients. It will be fully integrated into the legal services being delivered by Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Law Line of Vermont. Past Fellowship projects have focused on foreclosure, rental housing, flood relief, children’s rights, and veterans’ rights.

Fellows will work with the Vermont Bar Foundation and the Vermont Bar Association to publicize Fellowship activities, contribute to the public awareness of legal services in Vermont, and participate in the Vermont Bar Association’s continuing legal education activities.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills. Experience in public interest law, civil rights law, or legal services is required. Applicants must be recent law school graduates or graduating law students and must be admitted to the Vermont Bar or willing to sit for the July 2016 Vermont Bar examination. Some in-state travel will be required.

Salary will be $45,390 in the first year and $46, 827 in the second year, with excellent fringe benefits.

The deadline to apply is November 6, 2015. Visit our website for application instructions.

(posted 10/6/15)

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Staff Attorney II/III/IV (Exempt position – Montpelier Full-Time)

The Department is seeking to fill an Assistant General Counsel exempt (non-classified) position at the Department of Financial Regulation. The General Counsel Office provides legal services for the Department’s regulatory programs, including those relating to lenders, traditional and captive insurance companies, securities firms, and other regulated entities. Assignments may include (1) legal counsel and regulatory support to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and Department staff, (2) representation of the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings, and (3) preparation and adoption of administrative rules. Candidates with private sector financial services regulatory compliance experience or relevant civil or criminal law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. Candidate must be admitted to the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission without examination. Starting salary range: Staff Attorney II $49,920 - $62,254 (2-5 yrs relevant legal experience); Staff Attorney III $59,488 - $71,282 (5-8 yrs relevant legal experience); Staff Attorney IV $68,182 - $76,128 (8 or more yrs relevant legal experience). Excellent benefit package. 

Deadline for application is 10/20/2015. Please send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to: Nancy Kirkland, Human Resources Administrator, DFR, 89 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to Reference job posting #617804. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

(posted 10/5/2015)

Heilmann, Ekman, Cooley & Gagnon, Inc., in Burlington, Vermont, seeks an attorney with 1-7 years of litigation experience to assist primarily in the defense of professional liability claims. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and brief writing sample to the attention of Jim Cooley at P.O. Box 216, 231 South Union Street, Burlington, Vermont 05402-0216, or by email to, listing “attorney position” in the subject line. For more information about Heilmann, Ekman, Cooley & Gagnon, Inc., please visit our website at

(posted 10/2/2015)

Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC has an opening for a Paralegal in its civil litigation practice located in Springfield, Vermont. The successful candidate will be highly intelligent, literate, creative, organized and self-motivated, with a genuine desire and ability to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced and challenging environment. Prior relevant experience and strong recommendations will receive favorable consideration. 

Kindly respond to Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, c/o Denise M. Smith, P.O. Box 948, Springfield, VT 05156-0948 or via email to

posted 10/1/2015





Primmer, a full service law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC seeks an experienced attorney to join our busy captive insurance practice. This position is based in our Burlington, Vermont office and will focus on a wide range of services associated with the planning formation, operation and dissolution of single parent and group captive insurance companies. Corporate, financial and/or regulatory experience is desired. Ideal candidates will possess excellent academic and legal credentials

Please submit letter of interest and resume to

(posted 8/12/2015) *10/11/15

Merritt & Merritt & Moulton - 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.

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, detailed-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills and general knowledge of securities laws.

Please send resume and references to Ken Merritt at  (posted 12/30/14*)