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

Principal Assistant to the Vermont Secretary of State

Exciting opportunity for a skilled lawyer looking to make a difference

The Secretary of State’s Office is seeking an enthusiastic and civic-minded attorney to join the team as the principal assistant to the Secretary of State. Help to promote transparency and accountability in Vermont by assisting citizens in their interactions with their state and local governments. Help guide municipal officials in carrying out their elected duties. Enhance civic participation by answering questions, developing web content, editing and creating publications and managing trainings. Provide general counsel as needed within the office and assist with legislation, policy and outreach. Position reports to the Deputy Secretary of State. Strong communication and customer service skills are a must. Municipal law experience preferred but not required. Location: Montpelier. Status: Full Time -Exempt. 

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 email to (subject of email:  Principal Assistant Application) no later than October 15, 2015.

For more information about the position contact: Chris Winters, Deputy Secretary of State, 802-828-2124,

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Office of Legislature Council 

Legislative Staff Attorney - Education

The Office of Legislative Council is seeking an attorney to provide legal research and analysis, legislative drafting, policy analysis, and other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly. 

The attorney will handle education issues, including education funding, and primarily work with the House and Senate Committees on Education. 

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 involving education or in legislative drafting is preferred but not required. Admission to the Vermont Bar within a reasonable time of hiring is required.

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. 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 and may range from approximately $50,000 to a maximum of approximately $75,000. A comprehensive benefits package includes health insurance and retirement plans. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications, resume, and writing sample by e-mail to Luke Martland, Director and Chief Counsel, at: before October 19, 2015. Please put “Education attorney” in the heading of your e-mail. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 


(posted 9/23/15)

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 9/18/15)

Dunkiel Saunders is seeking motivated attorneys to join its legal team as associate attorneys in its Burlington, Vermont-based practice.

Intellectual Property Attorney

We are looking for an attorney with 2-3 years of experience to support the firm’s intellectual property practice.  The firm seeks candidates with experience on a wide range of IP issues, from patent, trademark, and copyright issues, to licensing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and international IP issues.

Candidates must be graduates of an accredited law school, hold a JD degree, and be admitted to practice before the Vermont Bar (or eligible for admission to the Bar). Experience in a law firm or government legal position, including experience in one or more of Dunkiel Saunders' core practice areas, is preferred.

Renewable Energy, Environmental and Land Use Attorney

We are looking for an attorney with 4-6 years of experience to support the firm's renewable energy, land use, and civil litigation practice areas. The firm is seeking candidates with experience in Vermont Public Service Board practice, Act 250 and Vermont municipal land use law (or equivalent regulatory experience in other states), general civil litigation, and federal environmental laws.

Candidates must be graduates of an accredited law school, hold a JD degree, and be admitted to practice before the Vermont Bar (or eligible for admission to the Bar). Experience in a law firm or government legal position, including experience in one or more of Dunkiel Saunders' core practice areas, is preferred.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Geoffrey Hand at by September 25, 2015. No telephone calls, please. To learn more about Dunkiel Saunders, please go to

(posted 9/16/15)


Paralegal/Administrative Assistant


Marsh & Wagner, P.C. in Middlebury, Vermont, is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working paralegal for our small law office environment. The position combines paralegal and administrative responsibilities to help the office run smoothly. Our office prides itself in providing quality legal representation in a caring environment. The ideal candidate has the following skills and qualities: attention to details, excellent organization and personal time management, strong interpersonal skills, team player, excellent writing and communication skills, prior paralegal experience or training and a sense of humor. Strong computer skills sought in typing, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). This is a 32 hour per week position. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by email to, or to Marsh & Wagner, P.C.,62 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 by September 30, 2015.

(posted 9/15/15)

Government Relations Specialist

Primmer, a full-service law firm with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC, seeks a professional to join our thriving government relations practice to assist with implementation of the legislative agenda of the firm’s clients at the state level.  This individual will monitor and report on legislation, develop relationships with policy makers, interest groups and others involved in the policy process, draft legislative bulletins and updates, present testimony to legislative committees and state agencies, and advocate for clients’ priorities among policy makers.  The position may be full- or part-time depending upon the candidate’s experience and interests. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and writing skills.  Knowledge of government and legislative process is beneficial but not required.  A JD also is not required. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to

(posted 9/3/2015)

Law Offices of Wyatt & Associates, based in Keene NH, specializes in labor and employment law representing both employees and growing employers in strategically navigating through their human capital challenges and opportunities. We are looking for a junior attorney to assist with employment litigation claims before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, such as the EEOC and the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights. This is an entry-level attorney position with the potential for growth. Please send resume/cover letter/inquires to

(posted 8/31/2015)

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 (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, . 

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 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 For more information about the City, visit our website at

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.


(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

(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

(posted 8/24/2015)*




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*)