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Staff Attorney II
Office of the Secretary of State

Don’t miss this great opportunity for an intermediate level prosecuting attorney in the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation. You will assist two experienced prosecuting attorneys in the screening and evaluation of complaints of unprofessional conduct for over 40 professions. This position will be responsible for handling its own vertical caseload. Duties include attending investigative team meetings; complying with discovery requests and orders; handling correspondence (interdepartmental as well as with respondents and their counsel); researching for and writing motions and appeals; preparing cases for hearing and more. 

Candidates must have strong organizational skills; good legal research skills; clear, concise writing ability; and excellent communication skills. Must be admitted to practice law in Vermont. A solid litigation background and two to five years of prosecutorial or general civil/administrative litigation practice are required. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

To apply: 

Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Linda Hall, Office of the Secretary of State,128 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633 or e-mail to linda.b.hall@sec.state.vt.us (subject of e-mail: Staff Attorney Application) no later than September 16, 2015. 

For more information about the position contact: S. Lauren Hibbert, Chief Prosecuting Attorney, Office of Professional Regulation, 802-828-1219, lauren.hibbert@sec.state.vt.us . 

Reference Job ID #617551. Location: Montpelier. Status: Full Time -Exempt. Application Deadline: September 16, 2015.

(posted 8/26/15)


City of Burlington, Vermont (pop. 42,000)
Assistant City Attorney

The City of Burlington is seeking an Assistant City Attorney to join the City’s legal team.  Currently, the City Attorney works with a Senior Assistant and three Assistant City Attorneys to serve as corporation counsel for Vermont’s largest city.  The Office handles a wide variety of legal matters ranging from traditional municipal tax and planning issues to cutting edge policy and political concerns.

This position is an annual mayoral appointment and will be a key partner in helping to provide legal services to the City’s more than sixteen departments, the Mayor, the City Council, and over thirty City boards and commissions.    

The position requires a J.D., admission to the bar of Vermont, and six years of related work experience.  Experience and comfort with public speaking and the ability to produce effective, quality writing on a broad range of legal matters are essential.  While considering legal and policy analysis of the most pressing issues of our time comes the chance to work with a dynamic team of legal and municipal leaders in developing a vibrant, twenty-first century community.

The salary range of approximately $69,936 to $78,084 is commensurate with experience.  The total compensation package includes generous health and wellness benefits, paid time off and a defined benefit retirement plan.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and City of Burlington Application (available at https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/hr/jobs) to: HR Dept, 179 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. For disability access information or to request an application in alternative format, contact Burlington’s Human Resources at (802) 865-7145 or Vermont Relay 7-1-1 (TTY).   For the job description and position requirements, access the link at https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/HR/Jobs/Assistant-City-Attorney. For more information about the City, visit our website at www.burlington.gov.

The City of Burlington values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE.

(posted 8/26/15)


New arrival from Connecticut seeking clerkship for admission to Vermont Bar, paid or unpaid, preferably in Addison, Chittenden, or Rutland counties. Contact William Gardella at (203) 415-4419 or gardellawg@gmail.com.

(posted 8/24/15)


Windham County Assigned Counsel seeks qualified applicants for winter 2015-2016 coverage of juvenile caseload. The successful applicant will be responsible for reviewing each individual case, consulting with Assigned Counsel, meeting and consulting with client at the Courthouse and representing client before the Juvenile Court on the approximate 1.5 days of Juvenile Court per week and all Emergency Care Hearings as scheduled. Emergency Care Hearings may be held anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, and are most often scheduled in the 1:00 P.M. hour. On occasion, an expert deposition will be scheduled. Defender General will need to approve individual selected for this position.

Please contact kidslaw@vtlink.net.

(posted 8/24/2015)*


Small general practice law firm in Stowe seeking a part-time legal assistant in September and October.  Hourly salary commensurate with experience.  Please send your resume, cover letter and references to:  info@stowelawyers.com.  

(posted 8/20/15)


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS & PROPOSALS FOR LEGAL SERVICES
Town of Shelburne, Vermont

The Town of Shelburne is requesting qualifications and proposals from qualified law firms or individuals to serve as the Town’s general legal counsel or to provide legal services for a specific legal area(s) on a contractual basis. The Town may select one or more firms to serve the specific needs of the Town.

Submissions must be received by 4 PM on September 3, 2015. All responses will be opened publicly in the Town Manager’s office at that time and taken under advisement. Responses received after the time stipulated will not be accepted.

Send seven (7) copies to:
Joe Colangelo, Town Manager
Town of Shelburne
5420 Shelburne Road
P O Box 88
Shelburne, VT 05482

Complete RFP available: 
http://vt-shelburne.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1103

(posted 8/14/2015)

 


ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - CAPTIVE INSURANCE

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 careers@primmer.com

(posted 8/12/2015)


Securities Counsel - National Life Group

Summary

This position reports directly to the General Counsel of National Life Group. Primary legal counsel to Sentinel Asset Management, Inc., National Life Group’s investment adviser, with a focus on mutual fund operations, mutual fund distribution and investment management. This position also provides legal support with respect to securities and investments in National Life Group general accounts and with respect to National Life Group variable life and annuity products.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare and maintain registration statements and ancillary documents required to offer mutual funds and variable insurance products to the public.

Provide legal advice and support to Sentinel Asset Management, Inc. and affiliated Sentinel entities with respect to mutual fund and investment management product and business initiatives; support mutual fund distribution efforts.

Provide corporate secretarial services to the mutual fund entities; manage mutual fund board activities and operations.

Advocate company positions in dealing with regulators and assist litigation counsel with respect to securities matters.

Assist with investment matters related to National Life Group insurance general accounts.

Research securities law questions as necessary.

Provide legal support to other areas/entities of the National Life Group as assigned, including with respect to corporate merger and acquisition activity.

Supervise and manage securities paralegal.

Requirements

J.D. from an accredited law school.

Minimum of three years of experience in the practice of law with specialized experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and other federal securities laws. Experience within financial services company or insurance company as in-house counsel highly desirable.

Admission to a state bar (obtain admission to VT within 1-year of hire).

In-depth knowledge of technical/regulatory aspects of mutual funds, variable products, securities laws, and mutual fund distribution channels.

Ability to effectively analyze complex legal issues within specialty area and associated risks and advise on alternate courses of action.

Excellent written/oral communications.

Ability to translate complex legal concepts into simple, easily comprehensible language.

Good interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain effective relationships with customers.

Ability to effectively work in a team and lead team efforts.

Ability to deliver high level of customer service.

Organizational skills; ability to prioritize work, manage many projects/matters concurrently/seamlessly and meet deadlines.

Good negotiation skills.

Attention to detail.

Ability to work with outside counsel and provide direction.

Demonstrated confidence in dealing with adversaries and customers in high pressure situations

Problem solving ability; ability to proactively provide creative and innovative solutions to problems.

Ability to effectively manage expenses/budget within area of responsibility.

Must be able to pass a background check.

National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company (NLIC), Montpelier, VT, and its affiliates. Securities and variable products are offered solely by Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, a Broker/Dealer affiliate of NLIC.

To have a confidential career discussion contact:
Judi Sbona
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, People Services & Support

One National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05604
C: 802.522.4233 | P: 802.229.7319
email: jsbona@NationalLifeGroup.com
www.NationalLifeGroup.com 
Linkin with me: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sbona
Follow us on Twitter: @NLGGroup_careers

(posted 8/11/2015)


Entry Level Criminal Defense Attorney Position Available:
Busy Rutland-based firm is seeking an entry level attorney. We are committed to providing highly effective criminal defense representation to our public defense and private clients. Other practice areas are a plus, but your dedication to criminal defense is a must. Opening is available immediately. Please send resume, cover letter, references to:

Mark E. Furlan, Esq.
Furlan & Associates, PLLC
1 Justice Square
Rutland, VT 05701

(posted 8/10/2015)


MUNICIPAL RESEARCH AND INFORMATION ASSOCIATE

Vermont League of Cities and Towns

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT), a statewide non-profit municipal organization dedicated to serving and strengthening Vermont local government, seeks a Municipal Research and Information Associate.

This professional position provides research and administrative support to the Municipal Assistance Center (MAC) by helping the MAC team of attorneys and program staff develop and deliver member training, publications, and consulting services and conducting and analyzing membership surveys.  The Associate reports to the Director of the Municipal Assistance Center and is a key player in the Municipal Assistance Center team. A detailed job description is posted at www.vlct.org/marketplace/classifiedads/.

Bachelor’s degree in government, public administration, political science or related field required. Minimum three to five years of paralegal and/or municipal experience and/or training preferred. Advanced degree in public administration, law or equivalent combination of training and experience is desirable. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and customer service orientation are also required.

Hiring salary range, $36,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package included. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources, Vermont League of Cities and Towns, 89 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier, VT 05602, or email jobsearch@vlct.org with “Municipal Research and Information Associate” as subject. Application deadline is September 2, 2015. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. EOE.

(posted 8/10/2015)


FINANCIAL SERVICES AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY.  Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, a regional law firm with 60 lawyers in offices in Vermont and New Hampshire, 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.  The ideal candidate will have both bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation experience, an interest in commercial litigation, and share a commitment to excellence, teamwork, and responsive client service.  We offer leading legal technology, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.  Great lifestyle included!  Please apply in writing, with resume to:  Hiring Coordinator, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, PO Box 190, Burlington VT  05402-0190 or online to Email.  Downs Rachlin Martin:  Business Sense • Legal Ingenuity

(posted 8/5/2015)


Office of the Attorney General
Assistant Attorney General Position
General Counsel and Administrative Law Division

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

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar with relevant legal experience and excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and experience in labor and human rights law is preferred.

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.

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 marykay.swanson@vermont.gov.

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.

(posted 7/31/15)


Vacancy Announcement for a Seat on the Vermont Labor Relations Board:

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 minimal per diem for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments.

The Panel is seeking an applicant for the following:

(1)    One applicant for a person serving as a “neutral” member of the Board. In order to qualify as a “Neutral” representative, the person must have a background in labor relations matters from a neutral’s perspective.

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 August 21, 2015:

Information:

1.      A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying why you qualify as a neutral 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 4:30pm on August 21, 2015 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.

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

(posted 7/29/15)


Member of Florida Bar seeks to clerk for Member of Vermont Bar at a location on Central East Vermont such as White River Junction. Purpose is to gain admission to membership in Vermont Bar. Mark A. Roseman, Esq.(954) 963 - 8719

(posted 7/28/15)
 


Legislative Law Clerks

The Vermont Legislative Council seeks two law clerks to support attorneys with drafting, research, and committee staffing during the 2016 legislative session.  The law clerks will support attorneys working on legal and policy issues relating to the following areas: 1) energy and natural resources; and 2) finance and taxation.  Clerks may be asked to work on additional subject areas depending on office needs.  

Applicants must have a law degree.  Admission to the Vermont Bar or to another state bar is preferred but not required.  In addition, experience or a strong academic background in one or more of the subject areas is preferred but not required.

The Vermont Legislative Council is nonpartisan and provides bill drafting, legal analysis, testimony, and other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly.  Clerks must be able to work effectively with clients and other people who have diverse points of view.  Work provided by a law clerk must be objective, unbiased, accurate, and thorough.  Excellent writing and research skills are required.

The law clerk positions are temporary and will run from late October 2015 until May or June 2016, depending on the adjournment date.  The positions satisfy the clerkship requirements of the Rules for Admission to the Vermont Bar.  Compensation is $17.00 an hour.  Other state benefits are not provided.

Apply by sending a resume, writing sample, and cover letter explaining your qualifications and detailing any interest or experience that you may have in any of the particular subject areas via e-mail by August 28, 2015, to: applications@leg.state.vt.us.  Please indicate in the subject line of the e-mail that you are applying for a “Legal” position.  In addition, if you have an interest in a specific subject area or areas please also indicate that in the subject line of the e-mail.  

(posted 7/28/15)


Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) is seeking applicants for our Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary role. 

For position details and how to apply, please click HERE.

(posted 7/28/15)


 

 

 

 

 

 

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 kmerritt@merritt-merritt.com.  (posted 12/30/14*)