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Upper Valley trusts and estates practice seeks paralegal to assist with matters ranging from acquiring records and assembling Medicaid applications, clinical social work, drafting, accounting, and deed preparation. Experience with clinical social work, a plus. The qualified candidate must be personable, motivated, and a team player. Salary is commensurate with experience, ability and performance. Please forward resume, writing sample and letter of interest to: alicia@estateandelderlawgroup.com.  (posted 4/21/14)


Busy law firm in St Albans looking for an attorney to practice in the following areas; family law, criminal law , workers compensation, personal injury, real estate,  as well as provide litigation support. Candidates with 3-5 years experience in these areas are preferred. Send resume to Kissane Associates, attention office manager, 2 North Main Street St. Albans, Vermont 05478.  (posted 4/21/14)


Staff Attorney  (posted 4/17/14)

State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division

The State of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) is seeking a staff attorney to assist with legal and policy issues associated with implementing the Vermont Health Care Exchange (Vermont Health Connect – www.VermontHelathConnect.gov).  The attorney will provide legal advice and support to DCF and the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA).  The attorney will also serve as a liaison to the Assistant Attorneys General handling administrative hearings before the Human Services Board.  The attorney will be supervised by the DCF General Counsel.

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible for admission and have excellent oral and written communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to human services, knowledge of administrative law and other areas of the law relevant to the work of the Agency, and the ability to build and maintain relationships among a variety of constituents.

The staff attorney position is a limited service, full-time, exempt position located in Essex Junction.  Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.  This position is open until filled.  Please submit resume, references and writing sample to: Leslie Wisdom, DCF General Counsel, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-1201 or by email to Leslie.Wisdom@state.vt.us.


Economic Services Division Benefits Program Policy Analyst  (posted 4/17/14)

State of Vermont, Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Economic Services Division

The State of Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) is seeking an attorney for an ESD Benefit Programs Policy Analyst position to work with a professional team of attorneys and managers.  The attorney in this position will perform legal research and analysis of current and proposed federal and state rules and legislation to ensure that the administration of economic benefit programs is conducted in conformance with state and federal laws.  In addition, the attorney will draft rules and policies and represent DCF during the administrative rulemaking process at legislative and other public hearings.

This position requires four years of practicing law, including at least one year working in analyzing, proposing or drafting legislation, regulations or policy.  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish and sustain effective working relationships are highly valued for this position.  If you are a creative, innovative thinker interested in working in human services to enhance the wellbeing of children and families, we would like to talk with you.

For more information, contact Leslie Wisdom, DCF General Counsel, at 802-769-0417 or email Leslie.Wisdom@state.vt.us. Please apply on-line at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers, reference job posting #614630.  Essex Junction – Full-Time.  Application Deadline: 4/21/14


Vacancy Announcement for Seats on the Vermont Labor Relations Board  (posted 4/16/14)

The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Board Review Panel, and in accordance with 3 VSA §921, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Qualified candidates’ names will be submitted to the Governor for review and appointment. 

The term of the appointment is six (6) years, and the Board members must be available to serve at hearings, which are conducted weekly in Montpelier, as well as assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. Labor Board members are not considered state employees and have no compensation or benefits other than receiving a per diem for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments. .

The Panel is seeking applicants for the following:

(1)    One applicant for the Labor vacancy on the Board. In order to qualify as a “Labor” representative, the person must have a background in labor relations matters from the labor/union background.

(2)    Two applicants for Management seats on the Board. In order to qualify as a “Management“ representative, the person must have a background in labor relations matters from a management or human resources background.

In addition, an interested candidate is required to possess “experience, knowledge, character, integrity, judgment and ability to act in a fair and impartial manner”. An interested candidate must also be a US citizen, and a resident of the state of Vermont for at least one year immediately preceding appointment. A member of the Board may not hold any other state office.

The Review Panel shall consider the skills, perspectives and experience of candidates to serve on the Labor Board.  Interested candidates should send the following information to the Commissioner of Labor by the deadline of May 1, 2014:

Information:

1. A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying why you qualify as a (1) labor representative, or (2) management representative.

2. Up-to-date resume (not to exceed 2 pages)

3. A separate list of not more than 5 references with phone contact information

Mail all information to:  Commissioner of Labor Annie Noonan, 5 Green Mountain Drive, P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488. Information received after 4:30 PM on May 1, 2014 will not be considered.

If you are chosen for an interview, you will be asked to come to Montpelier to meet with the Review Panel on a date in May as determined by the Panel.

For more information on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, you can review Vermont statutes, 3 VSA, Ch. 27, Sec 921, et al., or visit http://vlrb.vermont.gov/about_us

If you have questions regarding the vacancies or the process to apply, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301 or email the Commissioner’s office, c/o Roger Van Tassel at roger.vantassel@state.vt.us


Vermont IDEA/504 Due Process Hearing Officer Contract Positions
Posted 4/11/14

The Vermont Agency of Education seeks a Vermont-licensed attorney to conduct impartial due process hearings regarding educational programs for students with disabilities throughout the state of Vermont for Fiscal Year 2015, commencing July 1, 2014.  The Agency is required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794, to provide impartial due process hearings concerning the identification, evaluation, and placement of students with disabilities, and the provision of a free appropriate public education. 

Due process hearing officers need to have an understanding of the provisions of the IDEA, Section 504 (limited to the elementary and secondary education provisions), related federal and state regulations, and applicable case law; ability to conduct hearings and issue written decisions in accordance with appropriate, standard legal practice and within the timelines prescribed by federal and state regulations.  The relevant state regulations, Vermont State Board of Education (“VSBE”) Rules 1253 and 2360-2369, are available at: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/board/rules.html.

Compensation

Please submit a proposed hourly rate.  Compensation during the 365 day course of the contract shall not in any instance exceed $25,000, to include fees and costs (e.g., mileage at the GSA rate, any necessary lodging, etc.).  If fees and costs exceed $25,000 prior to the expiration of the term of the contract, with outstanding services still to be performed, payment will be considered for any excess bills, if exceptional circumstances apply, and AOE has available funds to make any excess payment(s).  AOE retains the right to determine whether exceptional circumstances apply, in its sole discretion. 

Reimbursement for services shall be requested at the conclusion of each matter over which the contractor is assigned to preside as hearing officer.

A full Request for Proposals can be found at:

http://www.vermontbidsystem.com/BidPreview.aspx?BidID=10612

For further information contact Helen Lamberton at (802) 479-1111 or helen.lamberton@state.vt.us.  The Vermont Agency of Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Helen Lamberton, Legal Office Administrator
Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT  05641

 


Attorney Opportunity  (posted 4/11/13)

Potentially looking for 2 attorneys to assist with a well established mid-sized practice in Chittenden County. 

•                  The ideal candidate would have immediate fluency in Vermont residential and commercial real estate transactions, the Vermont Common Interest Ownership Act, and/or Vermont entity formation, planning and management, and/or basic estate planning experience.  Experience in bank and credit union representation would be helpful.

•                  The ideal candidate should have strong personal and business skills to eventually run the practice as a principal and must continue a long history of attracting a high quality client base through competence, work ethic and pride.

•                  The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in order to assure the proper comfort level with client demands and expectations.  A client following is attractive but not imperative.

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an opportunity for ownership.  Please send cover letter and resume to AttorneyOpportunity2014@yahoo.com.

 


Excellent Opportunity to Join Firm in Norwich, Vermont  (posted 4/9/14)

Hershenson, Carter, Scott & McGee seeks two candidates:

An experienced civil litigation attorney and attorney experienced in estate planning, real estate, business and related fields.

Send confidential inquiries to:  Arthur G. Greene at agg@arthurggreene.com.

 Arthur G. Greene Consulting, LLC    603-471-0606   www.arthurggreene.com.   


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, a regional law firm headquartered in Vermont, seeks an attorney to join its civil litigation practice.  The position requires prior relevant experience and/or exemplary academic credentials, demonstrated research and writing ability, and strong recommendations.   Current license to practice law in Vermont or genuine intention and ability to become licensed in Vermont at earliest opportunity are required.  New York license and experience will receive favorable consideration.  The position will be located in the firm’s office in Springfield, Vermont.

Kindly respond to Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, c/o Denise M. Smith, P.O. Box 948, Springfield, VT 05156-0948 or via email to dmsmith@ellisboxer.com – please use Attorney Search in subject line.  (posted 4/8/14)


NORTHEAST KINGDOM LAW, PLLC
ATTORNEY NEEDED
 (posted 4/7/14)

Northeast Kingdom Law located in Newport, VT, seeks attorney to assist with criminal defense, juvenile, family, estate & elder law and limited civil matters; 0-3 years’ experience or retired attorney seeking part-time employment.  Significant amount of court time required.  Must be admitted or soon to be admitted in Vermont.

Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample by mail, e-mail or fax to:

NEK Law
58 2nd St
Newport, VT 05855
802-334-3950 – fax
jadams@willeyandpower.com


COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY  (posted 4/4/14)

Primmer, a full service firm with offices in Vermont and New Hampshire, seeks a commercial real estate attorney with experience providing legal representation in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, financing (including workouts), complex commercial leasing, land use and development and a variety of other real estate matters.  This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced attorney to expand and lead the firm’s Vermont commercial real estate practice.

Applications should be directed to careers@primmer.com.  All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.


Office of the Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General Position
General Counsel and Administrative Law Division (posted 4/2/04)

The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law Division (GCAL), has an immediate opening for an assistant attorney general position to represent the State of Vermont in a variety of employment and human rights cases.  This will be a limited service position for a 6-month period.  The position will be located at the Attorney General’s Office in Montpelier, Vermont. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with at least 3-5 years of relevant legal experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience in employment and human rights law is preferred.

This assistant attorney general position is an exempt position. Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email or mail to: Attorney General’s Office c/o Mary Kay Swanson, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or by email to mkswanson@atg.state.vt.us.         

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.

 


STAFF ATTORNEY (posted 4/1/2014)posted 4/1/2014)

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney in its Elder Law Project in its Rutland Vermont office.  Responsibilities include: individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums primarily on behalf of low-income seniors.  Case work is primarily in the areas of Medicaid, housing, guardianship, and government benefit programs; as well as representation of Medicare beneficiaries in administrative appeals and Medicare reform issues through systemic litigation in the federal courts. Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services.  Experience with health care policy or other medical issues is desirable.  Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission by waiver, or willing to sit for the next examination. Some in-state travel required

Salary is $44,500 + D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits.  Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample by April 25, 2014 to:

Eric Avildsen, Executive Director
c/o Sandy Burns
Vermont Legal Aid, Inc.
P.O. Box 1367
Burlington, VT 05402


Legal Assistant / Paralegal (posted 3/27/14)

DEW Construction Corp. has a job opening for an experienced legal assistant or paralegal to assist the legal, human resources and risk management department in matters of real estate, contracts, corporate law, insurance, employment and litigation.  Candidate should be organized, detail-oriented and independent.

We believe in hiring the best people who are committed to working with a company that is dedicated to providing the finest construction in the marketplace.

If you would like to become part of our growing construction company, you may fax, email or send your resume to the address below.  We are an EOE. 

 

DEW Construction Corp.
277 Blair Park Road, Suite 130
Williston, VT 05495
Fax:  (802) 872-0707
ATTN: Human Resources
Email: plambiase@dewcorp.com


Merritt & Merritt & Moulton - Senior Corporate Associate (posted 3/26/14)

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

Please send resume and references to Ken Merritt at kmerritt@merritt-merritt.com.


Position Available (posted 3/25/14)

Associate attorney position available - Vermont/Southeastern New Hampshire:

Expanding regional law firm seeks Vermont attorney with 1-3 years' experience, ideally in family law.  Criminal and/or bankruptcy a plus.  Must be willing to seek admission in New Hampshire.  Significant travel required.  

Competitive compensation package.

 Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to: southernnhvtattorney@gmail.com .


Administrative Assistant/Paralegal  (posted 3/24/14)

Growing White River Junction law firm seeks a full time administrative assistant/paralegal. We are looking for a very organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented person for the following types of tasks:

Scheduling depositions, and preparing formal deposition notices and subpoenas

Attorney billing and working with vendors;

Administrative tasks, including scheduling appointments, answering phones, greeting clients, filing;

Our ideal candidate is trustworthy, hard-working, bright, and adapts quickly. You will interact with clients by phone and in person. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) an absolute must. Familiarity with Quickbooks a plus.  Willing to train the right candidate.  Salary and benefits negotiable based on skills and experience. Please respond with cover letter and resume to wrj.assistant@gmail.com.


State of Vermont - Office of Legislative Council

Legislative Staff Attorneys  (posted 3/18/14)

The Office of Legislative Council is seeking two attorneys to provide legal research and analysis, legislative drafting, policy analysis, and other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly. The Office of Legislative Council is a nonpartisan office that provides legal support to all members of the General Assembly, regardless of party or political affiliation.

One attorney will staff criminal justice, corrections, judiciary, family law, and related issues. The second attorney will staff labor-related issues, including workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.  Both attorneys may also work on additional issues as needed. 

Applicants must have strong research, analysis, and writing skills, good interpersonal skills, the ability to perform at the highest level under pressure, and the intellectual curiosity to learn new areas of the law as needed.  A strong work ethic and the ability always to remain professional and impartial while working in a political environment are essential.  Legal work experience in the subject areas noted above, or in legislative drafting, is preferred but not required.  Admission to the Vermont Bar within a reasonable time of hiring is required.

Serving as a Legislative Counsel is challenging, interesting, and exciting.  You will be part of a highly professional and collegial team that is proud and enthusiastic about the mission of the office.  Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.  It is anticipated that the criminal justice position will start at a salary of approximately $50,000; the labor position at approximately $60,000.  A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance and retirement plans.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by e-mail to Janet Miller, Deputy Director of Operations, at: application@leg.state.vt.us.  Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014.  Interviews will begin in early or mid-May.