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Kenlan, Schwiebert, Facey & Goss, P.C., a mid-sized Rutland, Vermont, law firm is seeking associates for its expanding land use / environmental law and business transactions practice areas.  Ideal candidates will have one to three years of experience practicing law in Vermont, established personal ties to the State and exceptionally strong research and writing skills.  The job involves regular participation in trials and adversarial hearings throughout Vermont.  The firm offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Applicants should forward a resume, including references, via email with the re: line “KSFG Associate Position” to: James P. W. Goss, Esq., jgoss@kenlanlaw.com

(posted 2/4/16)


Attorney: Real Estate

The Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, P.C. is seeking an attorney to assist with a busy statewide transactional real estate practice. The attorney shall conduct title searches, clear title issues, prepare title opinions, issue title insurance policies, resolve contract disputes, conduct closings and draft sale documents. The ideal candidate shall be currently licensed in Vermont, have transactional real estate experience or a strong desire to learn, be willing to travel extensively throughout Vermont, have the ability to accurately handle a high volume of work, have strong computer and typing skills, and be willing to work collaboratively as a part of a team of attorneys and paralegals. 

Please email cover letter and Resume to:

Fred V. Peet
Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, P.C. 
55 Patchen Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
fpeet@peetlaw.com 

(posted 2/3/16)


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 with some benefits. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by email to jwagner@marshandwagner.com, or to Marsh & Wagner, P.C., 62 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 by FEBRUARY 19, 2016.

(posted 1/29/30)


Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP is seeking an additional attorney to join our Vermont office due to increasing workload.  This attorney will work primarily in our Foreclosure department.  This is a great opportunity to grow a rapidly growing firm.

Expectations:
·         Ability to review loan documents, pleadings, closing documents, and foreclosure documents
·         Ability to effectively review and cure title issues
·         Strong organizational skills and the ability to correctly complete assignments/projects within strict deadlines.
·         Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
·         Must have excellent written and verbal skills.
·         Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task, as well as detail-oriented, flexible, and personable.
·         Must be a team player and work well with colleagues and staff.
·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed.

Education and Work Experience:
·         Must be admitted to practice in Vermont, NY admission a plus
·         Previous experience in the Foreclosure, Title Review, and Title Clearance area preferred

Competitive Pay/Benefits available.  Please send resumes to BDeLano@schillerknapp.com

(posted 1/19/16)


Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys & Sheriffs
Executive Director
General Job Description

The Executive Director provides centralized administrative, budgetary, accounting, information technology, and personnel support services to Vermont's fourteen State's Attorney's Office, as well as providing budgetary and personnel services to Vermont's fourteen Sheriff's Departments -- encompassing 140 positions and a budget of approximately $19 million per year. 

The Executive Director is responsible for legislative and general government affairs work, including providing input, advice, and testimony regarding pending bills, committee reports, and other government initiatives. The Executive Director coordinates training for the State's Attorneys and provides oversight for the Special Investigation Units.

Responsible To
State's Attorneys Executive Committee
Sheriffs Executive Committee

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university and:
• J.D. from an accredited law school and two years’ legal practice; or
• Master’s level degree and five years’ experience in administration; or
• Eight years’ experience in public or business administration.
Prior criminal justice experience strongly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time exempt state position with state benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience, consistent with the State of Vermont Executive Director Pay Plan.

Apply
Applications shall be submitted electronically to Office Manager Ashley Perry: Ashley.Perry@vermont.gov.  No phone calls please.


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, a regional law firm headquartered in Springfield, 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 or New Hampshire license and experience 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 dmsmith@ellisboxer.com – please use Attorney Search in subject line.

(posted 1/11/16)

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL POSITION: AHS/DCF DIVISION

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Vermont Attorney General is recruiting applicants with 5-10 years of relevant experience for a full-time AAG position that provides legal services to the Vermont Department of Children and Families-Family Services Division, primarily in Bennington and Windham county districts. The official work station for this position will be located at the DCF District Office in either Bennington or Brattleboro, Vermont, depending on the residence of the successful applicant. The duties of the position include litigation of termination of parental rights petitions and other juvenile court hearings in Vermont Superior Court-Family Division; representation of DCF and its employees before the Human Services Board, in Federal Court, in all Divisions of Superior Court and the Vermont Supreme Court; development and training of DCF employees and contractors; and other legal services as assigned by the supervising AAG, including litigation in districts other than those of primary assignment. 

PREREQUISITES:

Minimum of 5 years of litigation and trial experience in administrative, family and/or criminal matters required. Candidate will be expected to work independently but within the structure of a government legal team. Self-reliance, minimal IT skills and knowledge of state and federal child protection law, regulations and policies are a must. Travel is required. Respond by sending your statement of interest and resume to the attention of Mary Kay Swanson at marykay.swanson@vermont.gov and Jody Racht, Assistant Attorney General, at jody.racht@vermont.gov. Application deadline is January 22, 2016.

(posted 1/7/2016)


January 6, 2015

SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD LEGAL SERVICES

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to State Bulletin 3.5, relating to the simplified bidding process for contracted services, the Vermont Department of Liquor Control is in the process of accepting bids for Legal Counsel to the Liquor Control Board. The tentative contract term is May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2018 with the possibility of two one-year extensions.

The Legal Counsel to the Liquor Control Board is responsible for 1) serving the State as legal counsel to the Liquor Control Board in administrative hearings, 2) advising the Liquor Control Board on evidentiary and procedural questions that arise in these hearings and assisting the Board in preparing timely filings and decisions, and, 3) providing related legal services upon request.

If you are interested in being considered, please reply in writing, postmarked no later than February 12, 2016, including an hourly rate price quotation and resume to: 

The Vermont Department of Liquor Control, 13 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier, VT 05620-4501, ATTN: Kathleen O'Hara. 

NOTE: Please also see “SCOPE OF LEGAL SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED” document.

Thank you for your interest in providing legal services to this Department. Please feel free to call my assistant, Kathy O'Hara, at (802) 828-4934 with any questions.

Sincerely,

James C. Giffin
Interim Commissioner


Northeast Kingdom Law, PLLC, located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont seeks full time attorney to handle public defense criminal and juvenile caseload. The position is demanding and fast paced. Two 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

(posted 1/6/2016)


The City Attorney for the City of Burlington is requesting detailed information concerning the qualifications of attorneys or law firms willing to provide legal services to its Burlington Telecom department.  At a minimum, the City Attorney intends to retain counsel before the end of January 2016.  For more information, click HERE.

(posted 1/6/2016)


Attorney: Real Estate

The law firm of Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd., one of Vermont's oldest, largest and most well respected law firms seeks to hire an experienced real estate attorney with a minimum of 3 years of experience to join our practice. Our firm is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the ALFA International legal network.

This attorney will provide full-service representation for all real estate transactions with a team of accomplished real estate lawyers. The firm represents businesses and individuals, lenders, investors, owners and developers in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, negotiation of real estate issues in business acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, zoning and permitting issues, environmental liabilities, title and land use issues, lease drafting and negotiation, title insurance and title claims. 

Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd. is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who wants a high level of responsibility and client contact to provide superior legal services.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits.

Please send cover letter and résumé to:

Lori Ribbans
Firm Manager
Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd.
PO Box 310
Rutland, VT  05702
lmr@rsclaw.com
 

(posted 1/5/16)

 


Expanding young law firm looking to add hardworking associate familiar or eager to learn real estate, simple estate planning and family and criminal litigatiion.

Looking for a candidate that is well versed in small town Vermont culture, who is willing to work both independently and in cooperation with other counsel/staff and most importantly, who is looking to immerse themselves in small town Vermont life to expand an already growing client base.

Compensation will be based on experience and character.  Interested candidates should contact Justine Calnan at justcalnan@gmail.com to set up an initial interview.

(posted 1/4/16)


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 bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com.

(posted 12/31/15)


The Agency of Human Services, Office of the Secretary, is seeking a staff attorney to assist both with legal and policy issues associated the Vermont Health Care Exchange and with the work of the Agency's Health and Human Services Enterprise (HSE), tasked with leading the Agency's design and implementation of major human services and healthcare information technology projects.  The attorney will provide legal advice and support to the Agency, to include the Director of the HSE as well as to the Department of Children and Families 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 AHS 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 Williston, VT. Salary and benefits based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

Please note that depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the finalist may be hired as a Staff Attorney II or Staff Attorney III. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

Please submit resume, references and writing sample to:  Allan J. Sullivan, General Counsel, Agency of Human Services, 208 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or by e-mail to Allan.Sullivan@vermont.gov Please refer to Job #618205.  Application deadline is 01/18/2016.

(posted 12/23/15)

 

Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney

 Location: Newport

Job Type:  Full-Time 

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 justice 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 communicate via U.S. Mail, and submit your cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Barrett – Orleans County State’s Attorney
217 Main Street Ste #2  Newport, VT 05855

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 12/22/2015)


Attorney: Commercial Real Estate

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks to hire a commercial real estate attorney with a minimum of three years of experience to join our practice. This attorney will focus on a wide range of sophisticated real estate services, including commercial transactions, financing, leases, land use, zoning and permitting. The chosen candidate will be committed to providing superior legal services to our existing business and real estate development clients, and motivated to expand our professional practice.

PF+C offers all the resources of a large, international law firm while still preserving a local, collegial, and collaborative culture. We provide a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits in a truly sophisticated and exciting legal setting. 

Please send cover letter and résumé to:

Rebecca B. Guenther, PHR, SHRM-CP
Firm Manager
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, VT 05402-1307
rguenther@PFClaw.com

(posted 12/11/15) 


Attorney Wanted
State of Vermont
Prisoners’ Rights Office, Montpelier

Busy and rewarding legal practice representing people in the custody of or being supervised by the Department of Corrections. 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 demanding caseload. Full-time, entry-level position with benefits. Anticipated start date: 3/6/16.

Email resume and cover letter by 1/15/16 to:  mary.deaett@vermont.gov

(posted 12/8/2015)


 

 

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 http://leahy.senate.gov/services/law_clerks/

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)

 


 

 

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*)