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The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is recruiting attorneys with 5 to 10 years of experience to fill full-time assistant attorney general positions. Preference will be given to applicants with litigation experience in civil, administrative, enforcement and/or criminal matters. To learn more about the Attorney General's Office, visit our website: http://www.ago.vermont.gov/

To apply, please send a resume, references, and writing sample to ago.info@state.vt.us(posted 3/25/15)


First American Title Insurance Company's Agency Division currently has an opening for a detail oriented Underwriting Counsel who has the ability to build relationships, create rapport, collaborate and act decisively for its Vermont office. The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title insurance and settlement services as well as a general understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies. Must have a general knowledge of federal and state regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services. Apply via www.firstam.com/careers  and enter req#29922

(posted 3/24/15)


Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is looking for a mid-level associate to join the firm’s growing business and tax practice.  2-4 years experience required.  The individual hired for this position will work closely with several partners in the firm’s business and tax groups (in counseling clients on a variety of  corporate, tax, intellectual property, finance, and tax-exempt matters) and will have significant respons­ibility for negotiating and drafting contracts, structuring corporate transactions, and interacting with clients.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and no less than two years of experience in commercial business/tax transactions.  Experience/

education in intellectual property a plus.  Non-legal experi­ence in business, tax, or intellectual property work and demonstrated client relations skills a plus. 

For all positions, please email resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com.  We will be accepting applications through April 30, 2015.

For information concerning the firm, please consult our website: www.dinse.com. 

(Posted 3/23/15)


Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith, PLC Seeks Of-Counsel Attorney

Looking for attorney to join our downtown Burlington law firm as Of-Counsel  – preferably with labor law experience and/or an established practice.  Contact Brian@mickdunn.com or 802.658.6951.   (posted 3/16/15)


Lawyer: U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks lawyer with minimum of three years’ experience for position in Burlington, VT as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Work involves investigation and prosecution of Federal Criminal cases. Salary commensurate with experience up to $110,000. Background investigation will be required.

Apply in writing only. Please send resume, writing sample, and three references to: Eugenia Cowles, Acting United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 570, Burlington, VT 05402-0570. Resumes must be received by March 30.  (posted 3/16/15)


Established Law Firm that has served the legal needs of Northern Vermont for over 40 years seeks experienced attorney who desires to continue the firm's tradition of providing quality legal services in a professional manner. The ideal candidate would be licensed in Vermont, have some client base of their own, and a desire to work in a professional and collaborative firm setting - both what we do and how we do it are important. The candidate should possess strong writing and oral advocacy skills. The candidate should also be willing to transition quickly into the areas of transactional law, corporate/business formations and transfers, banking, estate planning and bankruptcy. Forward resume and cover letter to Joseph Bauer, 401 Water Tower Circle, Suite 101, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com.  (posted 3/12/15)


Our Federally Qualified Health Center is seeking an experienced professional to join our Senior Management Team. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate activities and operations related to Risk Management and Corporate Compliance. Develop communications, education and training to instill a compliance perspective in all employee activities, in the delivery of healthcare. Manage infection control measures. Monitor compliance with NCQA/PCMH, HRSA/FQHC, OSHA.  

Please email vemerson@chslv.org

Vicki Emerson
Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
PO Box 749
Morrisville, VT  05661

(posted 3/12/15)

 


University of Vermont
Labor & Employee Relations Manager #S103PO

This position will coordinate negotiation, implementation, and administration of the University’s faculty and staff collective bargaining agreements, and administer policies and procedures governing unrepresented staff. The manager will collaborate with academic and administrative managers and leaders and will provide external support for grievances. This position will supervise several Labor and Employee Relations staff.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field, and six or more years of progressively responsible experience in labor and employee relations, including direct client experience, or a comparable combination of education and experience, required.

www.uvmjobs.com
EO/AAE

(posted 3/6/2015)


Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney
Agency State's Attorneys
Location: Bennington
Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Full-Time Shift: N/A
Hourly Rate Pay Grade 97

General Job Description

The Bennington County State’s Attorney’s Office in Bennington, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney with criminal litigation experience to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney.  The position will require litigation in District and Family Courts as well as 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:

Erica Marthage
150 Veterans Memorial Drive
Suite 10
Bennington, VT 05201

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 3/5/15)

 


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

General Job Description

The Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office in Barre, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney with criminal litigation experience to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney.  The position will require litigation in District and Family Courts as well as 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:

Scott Williams
Washington County State’s Attorney Office
255 North 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.

(posted 3/5/15)

 


Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney
Agency State's Attorneys
Location: Hyde Park
Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Part-Time Shift: N/A
Hourly Rate Pay Grade 97

General Job Description

The Lamoille County State’s Attorney’s Office in Hyde Park, Vermont, has a part time (32 hours per week) opening for an attorney with criminal litigation experience to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney.  The position will require litigation in District and Family Courts as well as 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:

Paul Finnerty
Lamoille County State's Attorney
P.O. Box 38
Hyde Park, VT 05474

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 3/5/15)


Vermont Law School (VLS), a private, independent law school located on the banks of the beautiful White River in South Royalton, VT, offers the nation’s premier environmental law program, and is looking for an outstanding, team-oriented individual who is motivated by the ability to make an immediate and sustained contribution in the workplace and the community.  We are looking for a talented person to join us in the following position:

Director, Academic Success Program

The Director of the Academic Success Program designs, develops, implements, and oversees the academic support program. The Director develops and executes classes, workshops, and other strategies to improve the skills of the students necessary to be successful in their legal studies and to pass the bar exam.  This includes students in the JD, Master’s, and LLM programs at Vermont Law School.

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement strategies to assist all students, particularly high risk students and students in academic difficulty, to be successful in their legal studies.

  • Design and implement strategies to assist students in passing the bar exam.

  • Responsible for curriculum design and implementation of Legal Methods course. Design, implement, and deliver workshops and informational resources for high risk students and students in academic difficulty. 

  • Responsible for curriculum design and implementation of Advanced Legal Analysis course. Design, implement and deliver workshops and informational resources for all bar takers.

  • Responsible for design and implementation of pre-orientation program for high risk students.

  • Assist Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Diversity in the design and implementation of orientation activities for incoming students (i.e. the academic component of orientation programs). 

  • Provide individual counseling and tutoring for students with regard to study habits, skills, tools for improvement, time management, outlining, exam preparation, and the like.

  • Oversee the general operations of the department including departmental goals, metrics, and strategies, and the budget; coordinate courses, programs, and other offerings with other departments and individual faculty members; prepare reports for the administration, the faculty, and the Board of Trustees.

  • Hire, train, and supervise academic success program staff.

Qualifications include:

  • JD degree and license to practice law in any US state

  • Teaching experience in higher education Experience in the actual practice of law

  • Knowledge of learning theories

  • Knowledge of legal analytical and writing skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

For consideration, please go to:
http://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/

Or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources, Vermont Law School, PO Box 96, South Royalton, VT  05068

Vermont Law School is an equal opportunity employer.

(posted 3/4/15)


Attorney:  Business Transactions & Intellectual Property

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks an entry-level to mid-level patent bar eligible associate for our Business Services + Taxation and Intellectual Property practice groups.  The chosen candidate will have a strong interest and credentials in business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing, general contract preparation, and patent and general IP law work.  The ideal candidate has an academic background focusing on business law, taxation, and intellectual property coursework, or has demonstrated experience in these areas of law.   Patent prosecution experience preferred, but not required if eligible to become admitted before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.   Excellent academic credentials, analytical abilities, and verbal and written communication skills are required. 

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, resumé, and law school transcript to:

Rebecca Guenther, PHR
Firm Manager
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307
USA
rguenther@pfclaw.com

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer     

(posted 2/20/15)


Business Opportunity

Central Vermont general practitioner seeks to transition his practice to a successor attorney or law firm.  Excellent location for an experienced lawyer interested in operating own business or firm seeking to expand.

Inquires to Arthur G. Greene at agg@arthurggreene.com or call 603-471-0606.  (posted 2/6/15)


Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney

Agency State's Attorneys

Location: Rutland                        

Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Full-Time Shift: N/A

Hourly Rate Pay Grade 97

General Job Description

The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rutland, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney with criminal litigation experience to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney.  The position will require litigation in District and Family Courts as well as 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:

Rosemary Kennedy
Rutland County State’s Attorney
400 Asa Bloomer State Office Building
Rutland, VT 05702

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 2/4/15)


 

 

LEGAL SPECIALIST
State of Vermont, Judicial Branch
Location: Burlington, VT

The Vermont Courts encompass 400 employees, a $40+ million budget and 25 locations.  This position provides administration, coordination and customer service for several activities pertaining to attorneys and the practice of law in the state of Vermont. These include four primary areas of responsibility: Bar Admissions, Character & Fitness; Attorney Licensing and Continuing Legal Education.  Provide support to several boards and committees related to these activities. 

Prior experience with executive level support of complex and sensitive matters would be strongly preferred. The State of Vermont offers an excellent total compensation package. This is a classified bargaining unit Judicial Branch position equivalent to pay grade 19 with a starting rate of $17.30 per hour.

Submission of Applications: Open until filled. Candidates shall submit a complete and up-to-date Judicial Branch Application and a resume to the following email address: jud.jobs@state.vt.us     

Format E-mail subject line as follows: your name 000815 (example: Smith 000815)

An electronic version of the Application and a more detailed job description may be found at: www.vermontjudiciary.org

Equal Opportunity Employer  (posted 1/14/15)


 

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*) 


 

VERMONT JUDICIAL BRANCH

CHIEF OF TRIAL COURT OPERATIONS

Open until filled

 

Court:  Court Administrator's Office

 

Supervisor: State Court Administrator

 

Job Code:

 

Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt

 

Pay Grade:  47

 

Union Eligible:  N

 

PURPOSE: 

This executive position leads and manages a division of the Vermont Judicial Branch, with operational oversight of the Superior Court and Judicial Bureau under the general direction of the State Court Administrator.   This position, located in Montpelier, is responsible for considerable resources, including operations that take place in over 20 court houses across multiple dockets; 190 FTE’s in several job categories; and a substantial portion of the Judiciary budget.  This position supervises geographically dispersed Superior Court Clerks and may also supervise other managerial, professional, and/or administrative staff, as assigned by the State Court Administrator.

The Chief of Trial Court Operations must have a passion for excellence and demonstrate an understanding that the independence of Vermont's Judicial Branch, as one of three co-equal branches of state government, depends on public trust and confidence earned through high standards of transparency and accountability.

The work involves statewide planning, policy development, managerial, and administrative work at a professional level.  This position will provide leadership in support of change efforts that will streamline work processes, create a culture of accountability, and standardize work processes across the state, including collaborating with the technology division to support the implementation of a new electronic case management and document management system that will enable electronic filing.    

The CTCO will work closely with the Chief Superior Judge to maintain timely, efficient, and consistent court operations and ensure that each of the civil, criminal, family, and probate divisions of the Superior Court, and the dockets within each such division,  consistently follow uniform statewide procedures, including procedures for docketing, calendaring, scheduling, and managing case flow and court records.  The position also oversees jury services, court reporting, access to case records, and other trial court projects and programs as assigned.  The Chief of Trial Court Operations serves at the pleasure of the State Court Administrator.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establishes division priorities, objectives, and strategies to accomplish the organizational mission and goals established by the Supreme Court, under the direction of the State Court Administrator.

  • Oversees the management of division budgets, within organizational policies and parameters.

  • Builds relationships and partners with varied Judiciary leadership across oversight committees, division teams, and other Court Administrator functions.

  • Recommends for hire and retains a motivated, well-trained workforce that shares a Judiciary focus on customer service and operational efficiency.

·       Creates systems for effective communication within and between units and divisions of the Superior Court and the Judicial Bureau, and with other areas of administration.

·       Monitors trial court staffing statewide and recommends adjustments when necessary.

·       Partners with other CAO functions to build a data-driven culture across the Trial Courts.

·       Expands the Judiciary’s capability to gather, analyze, audit, report and take corrective action in support of performance goals with targeted resources or technology.

·       Ensures that court records are accurate and efficiently managed.

·       Recommends modification of goals, policies and operations as warranted by operational analysis and changing program needs.

·       Along with the Chief Superior Judge, Presiding Judges, Superior Court Clerks and others, monitors dockets in all trial courts relative to efficient procedures for docketing, calendaring, scheduling, and case flow management and develops solutions to identified problems, such as case backlogs. 

·       Conducts audits of geographic units of the Superior Court and of statewide dockets and ensures implementation of appropriate unit / docket improvement plans based upon the results of those audits.

·       Seeks input from judicial officers, court staff, attorneys, and other users of the court system to identify areas of strength and those needing improvement. 

·       Responds to complaints about trial court operations and keeps and analyzes statistics about complaints for the purpose of identifying opportunities for performance improvement.

·       Identifies the need for new or revised legislation, procedural rules, administrative rules, or court policies and recommends to the State Court Administrator proposed new legislation/rules/court policies/protocols. 

·       Directs special studies and prepares reports. 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Performs other duties as assigned by the State Court Administrator

This job description provides the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this classification.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  [i]  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Prefer Juris Doctor  OR Master’s Degree in a field relevant to job responsibilities.  [Admission to the Vermont Bar after a four-year clerkship may be substituted for the Juris Doctor Degree.]

Experience:  Five years’ experience of a progressively responsible nature in court management or a closely related field with responsibility for policy formulation and implementation, budget and fiscal administration, supervision and human resources management, and program evaluation.  Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to research and draft procedures and policies for review; extensive experience in supervision, particularly in a statewide environment; proven ability to work positively in a changing system.

PREFERRED:

Experience in the development and implementation of judicial electronic filing and case management systems.

Successful track record in a demanding and fast-paced environment, implementing large-scale change management programs that significantly improved operations either by reducing cost, improving quality, enhancing customer service or automating work processes.

Extensive knowledge of the organization, functions, responsibilities, procedures, and internal control systems of courts.

Ability to manage multiple complex public services in a statewide environment.

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of court administration.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Duties are performed in both an office and field setting. Attendance at a variety of meetings can be expected and may occur outside of regular hours. Extensive travel throughout the state and to other locations.

SALARY:

The annual equivalent for this position will be $90,000 but may be negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS:

This position comes with a full complement of state sponsored benefits including group medical and life insurance, dental and LTD coverage, membership in the Vermont State Employees Retirement System and paid leave.

Submission of Credentials: Candidates shall submit a complete and up-to-date Judicial Branch Application and a resume to the following email address: jud.jobs@state.vt.us     

Format E-mail subject line as follows: your last name 000715 (example: Smith 000715)

An electronic version of the Application found at: www.vermontjudiciary.org

 

The Vermont Judiciary is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Excellent Opportunity to Join Firm in Norwich, Vermont

Hershenson, Carter, Scott & McGee Seeks:  An experienced Real Estate and Estate Planning/Administration Attorney.  Send confidential inquiries to: 
Arthur G. Greene at agg@arthurggreene.com

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