Attorneys Wanted
Public Defense and Assigned Counsel Contract Positions

The Office of the Defender General is searching for attorneys to provide Public Defense and Assigned Counsel services under contract throughout the State of Vermont for Fiscal Year 2017, commencing July 1. These legal services are available to indigent defendants charged with crimes with the possibility of jail, to parties in juvenile proceedings in Family Court, in appellate cases before the Vermont Supreme Court, and in post-conviction relief cases. Contracts include:

Serious Felony Unit services.

Public Defense caseload relief services.

Assigned counsel services in all counties throughout the state. Assigned counsel contractors provide quality legal services to persons entitled to be represented by a public defender, in cases in which the public defender in the county has a conflict of interest. These contracts range from a very small caseload in only criminal or juvenile cases, to full-time contracts covering both caseloads.   

Assigned Counsel appellate services.

Assigned Counsel post-conviction relief services.

Assigned Counsel Coordinator services.

Qualifications for public defense and assigned counsel contracts are current admission to the Vermont Bar, handicap accessibility to the practice, and a demonstrated ability to provide high quality representation with an emphasis on trial practice and courtroom skills while managing a heavy caseload. The contracts are performance based and provide for a monthly payment based on historical caseload. 

For further information, including current rates of compensation and caseload statistics, please contact the Office of the Defender General (802-828-3160), or  The Office of the Defender General is an equal opportunity employer. 

Send resume and cover letter to: 

Matthew Valerio, Defender General
Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05633-3301
or e-mail to

(posted 4//29/16)

Busy law firm is looking for entry level attorney with VT license, dual license with RI, NH, ME, CT or MA is preferred but not required. You must have excellent communication skills and the ability to handle large volume litigation, which includes but is not limited to review and signing of pleadings and making court appearances.

Requirements - Drug Free Workplace.  

No phone calls - apply online only.  All resumes to be sent to

(posted 4/13/16)


Immediate need for attorney in Montpelier to work on activities related to (1) the July bar exam; and (2 the attorney relicensing & CLE reporting period.  This is a temporary position @ $35/hr for 15-20 hours per week. Must be able to work independently and quickly master bar admission and licensing processes. Will provide legal support to public boards for bar exam and licensing and manage correspondence with attorneys and bar applicants. If interested, send resume to

(posted 4/13/16)



Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate/commercial attorney to join its Lebanon office. The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice in New Hampshire, have a portable book of business with compatible clients and have a minimum of ten years of experience in corporate/commercial law. The ideal candidate will also be active in the New Hampshire business and civic community and be committed to growing DRM’s regional presence. Relevant experience would include the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations, commercial loan transactions, equity financings (including private equity and venture capital) and mergers and acquisitions (including sales of stock and assets, management buyouts, recapitalizations and reorganizations). Experience with ESOPs, B-corps or other focused practices would be highly valued. Please reply to:

(posted 4/12/16)


Town of Wilmington

Request for Qualifications


The Town of Wilmington is requesting proposals from qualified law firms and/or individuals to represent the Town in diverse legal matters. 

See full RFQ on the Town’s website:

Proposals should be submitted to Scott Murphy, Wilmington Town Manager, PO Box 217, 2 East Main St, Wilmington, VT 05363; or electronically to and received by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2016. All responses will be considered public records and subject to Vermont’s Public Records Act.

(posted 4/12/16)

Merritt & Merritt - 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. Experience in intellectual property matters a plus. 

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 Linda Dissinger at

(posted 4/11/16)


Attorney needed in the Rutland County Public Defender’s Office, Rutland, Vermont. Busy and rewarding trial practice. Current 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.  Anticipated start date approximately July 1, 2016

Email cover letter and resume by Friday, May 6th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @

(posted 4/8/16)

Title Counsel (part-time) - Vermont Attorneys Title

Vermont Attorneys Title Corporation has immediate opening for part-time Title Counsel position (25 hours per week, plus or minus). The successful applicant will have three or more years of relevant real estate experience. Submit letter of interest, with salary requirements, in confidence to: Andy Mikell, VATC, P.O. Box 1101, Burlington, VT 05402 or via email with “Title Counsel Position” in the Subject Line to:

(posted 3/30/16)

Office Manager/Paralegal:

Accounts payable, accounts receivable

Client Trust Accounts

Bank reconciliations

Time and billing system

Payroll reporting to payroll service

Incoming and outgoing mail

Document management

Preparation of legal documents

Maintain client and firm files

Backup data tapes

Notary Public

We are looking for a replacement as I am retiring and moving out of state.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Please email resume to Kelly McFarline at

Plante & Hanley, P.C.
82 Fogg Farm Road
PO Box 708
White River Junction, VT  05001-0708 

(posted 3/28/2016)


Paralegal – Merritt & Merritt

Corporate/Securities/IP  Paralegal

Boutique law firm with offices in Burlington, VT and Manchester, NH  seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time paralegal position based at the Firm’s offices overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT.   Tasks include organization of business entities, maintaining corporate records and making related filings, patent, trademark and copyright filings and calendaring, and generally assisting the Firm’s lawyers with mergers, acquisitions, equity offerings, other business transactions as well as intellectual property matters.        

Candidates for this position preferably have a 4 year bachelor’s degree and prior work experience.  Successful candidates must be have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  Prior paralegal experience (preferably corporate) is a plus but is not required.  Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word and Excel).  

Please send resume and references to Linda K. Dissinger, Practice Development Manager, Merritt & Merritt  at 

(posted 3/28/16)

Office of the Attorney General

Assistant Attorney General Position

Civil Litigation Division

The Office of the Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Attorney General in Montpelier.  The position involves conducting all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, including discovery, motion and trial practice, and appeals.  The attorney will handle an active caseload concentrating on the defense of tort actions, civil rights and other constitutional claims, and statutory matters. 

Candidates must be members in good standing of the Vermont bar with 4-8 years of relevant litigation experience and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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 05609-1001 or

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.

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.  

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(posted 3/16/16)


Established in 1986, Bendett & McHugh, P.C., has been providing outstanding legal services specifically focused in representing mortgage servicers and lenders in our Mortgage Default practice.

We are committed to providing career-oriented, professionally-rewarding experiences to all who choose to work at our firm.

Our employees are seen as our most valued assets. We are committed to our Core Values- Integrity, Service, Quality and Teamwork and believe, unwaveringly, in nurturing an organizational culture that is built upon finding and keeping top talent like you!

We are currently looking for an experienced Attorney licensed in Vermont to work in the firm’s expanding South Burlington, Vermont office. Potential for another firm office location in Vermont to be opened to reduce the commute for the ideal candidate.


A minimum of three years civil motion practice experience, including attending court hearings, is required. A real estate title background is also preferred. Bankruptcy experience a plus. 

Our employees enjoy:

  • • Competitive salary 

  • • Medical, dental, vision insurance, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending 

  • • Paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick time and floating holiday’s

  • • 401 (k)

  • • Wellness programs

  • • Flexible work hours

Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements and send to

Please visit our website to learn more about our firm

(posted 3/16/16)

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAW CLERKSHIPS:  The Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is seeking law clerks for the Fall 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 April 18, 2016.

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

(posted 3/16/16)

Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney
Agency State's Attorneys
Location: Burlington

General Job Description

The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office in Burlington, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney with a minimum of five years criminal litigation experience to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney. The position will require litigation in District and Family Courts as well as provide the opportunity to litigate post conviction relief matters in Superior Court and defend appeals in the Vermont Supreme Court. Admission to the Vermont bar is required. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

TJ Donovan
Chittenden County State’s Attorney Office
32 Cherry Street, Suite 305
Burlington, VT 05401

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 3/15/16)


MARCH 9, 2016

Job Title: Deputy State’s Attorney
Agency: Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office
Location: Barre
Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Full-Time Shift: N/A
Hourly Rate Pay Grade 97

The Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office in Barre Vermont has open a Deputy State’s Attorney position. The successful candidate will litigate in state criminal and family court, represent the State’s interests in post-conviction relief proceedings in Superior Court, and litigate matters before the Vermont Supreme Court. 

We seek a dynamic, community oriented Deputy State’s Attorney with 0-4 years of legal experience to represent the county’s interests. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to become a master litigator. Our experienced trial team will provide the right person with the training, mentorship, and support necessary to become a successful trial attorney. The Washington County State’s Attorney uses evidence based approaches to criminal prosecution. The candidate will support more senior lawyers in trial preparation and legal research and writing; be assigned a caseload; work with community stakeholders to ensure best practices in alternative approaches to criminal behavior; and be assigned a mentoring attorney to assist the candidate in achieving success. 

Admission to the Vermont bar (or the ability to waive in within six months) required. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Scott R. Williams
Washington County State’s Attorney
255 N. Main Street, Suite 9
Barre VT 05641

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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont

The ACLU-VT seeks a dynamic, experienced chief executive to lead and significantly expand a civil liberties mission throughout Vermont. Exceptional leadership, managerial, organizational, and communication skills required. The executive director has primary responsibility for managing day-to-day activities and operations, leading fund development efforts, directing a professional staff, and serving as the organization’s primary spokesperson.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

For details:

Application review begins May 1.

(posted 3/8/16*)