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Staff Attorney

Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

The Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living is seeking a Staff Attorney to provide legal advice and support to the Commissioner and division staff.  Under the direction and supervision of the Department’s general counsel, the Staff Attorney will manage a varied workload representing the Department on appeal in administrative hearings before the Human Services Board.  Other duties may include drafting policies and procedures, working with program staff to draft regulations, conducting legal research, drafting legislation, and reviewing documents for legal sufficiency. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible for admission with at least 2 years of relevant legal experience 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 Department, and the ability to build and maintain relationships among a variety of constituents.

The Staff Attorney is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email or mail to: Elizabeth Greeno, Administrative Assistant, Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671 or Elizabeth.Greeno@state.vt.us.

(posted 5/22/15)


Experienced Legal Assistant


Kalter & Kalter Law Offices, has an immediate need for an experienced, full-time legal assistant in their Rutland office. Must be extremely well-organized, self-directed and proficient in general office skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Duties include typing, filing, transcription and extensive interaction with clients, opposing counsel, and medical offices. Excellent telephone skills and attention to detail required. The position requires independent problem solving skills. Legal experience required. Sense of humor and love of dogs a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and references to: Karen Kalter, Esq., kak@kalterlawoffices.com or mail to Law Offices of Kalter & Kalter PC, 7 Commons Street, Rutland, VT 05701. 

(posted 5/15/15)

 

Small general practice firm located in small college town seeks attorney to practice in areas such as family law, civil litigation, social security, real estate transactions and wills and estates. Bankruptcy a plus. Please forward resume, letter of interest and references to wtcarris@debonislaw.com or mail to ATTN: William Tracy Carris, Hiring Partner, P.O. Box 133, Poultney, VT 05764

(posted 5/13/15)


ASSOCIATE – LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW


Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, one of New Hampshire’s largest and most successful law firms, seeks an associate with 2-4 years of experience in Labor and Employment Law. Candidates must have outstanding academic and professional qualifications.

Compensation is attractive and commensurate with experience. The Firm provides an excellent benefits package, including 401(k) and health, life, dental and disability insurance.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to jiacopino@sulloway.com or by mail to Jennifer L. Iacopino, Human Resources Administrator, Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, 9 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301

(posted 5/12/15)


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 5/11/15


St. Johnsbury litigation firm seeking associate for criminal defense, personal injury, and workers’ compensation cases.  Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will be considered. Competitive pay and benefits.  802-748-8161

posted 5/1/15


Busy collection law firm seeks full-time, Vermont attorney with 1-2 years experience for statewide litigation opportunity. The successful candidate will be a "people-person" who thinks quickly on their feet in a courtroom. Please email resume to dporter@hlschiffpc.com.

posted 4/30/15


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 2016, 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. Available 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 lora.evans@state.vt.us.  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 lora.evans@state.vt.us

posted 4/29/15


LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, one of New Hampshire’s largest and most successful law firms, seeks an associate with 2-3 years of experience to work in its busy Litigation Department. Candidates must have outstanding academic and professional qualifications.

Compensation is attractive and commensurate with experience. The Firm provides an excellent benefits package, including 401(k) and health, life, dental and disability insurance.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to jiacopino@sulloway.com or by mail to Jennifer L. Iacopino, Human Resources Administrator, Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, 9 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301

(posted 4/29/15)


FULL TIME ATTORNEY NEEDED

NorthEast Kingdom Law, PLLC, located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont seeks full time attorney to handle public defense criminal caseload. Some juvenile casework may be required as well. The position is demanding and fast paced. Five 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 Jan Adams at jadams@neklaw.com.

(posted 4/24/15)


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, a regional law firm in Springfield, Vermont, seeks an attorney to join its civil litigation practice. Primary responsibilities will involve the defense of workers’ compensation claims. 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.

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 4/22/15)


VERMONT LAWYER INCUBATOR PROJECT

APPLY NOW!

               The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School are partnering on an incubator project to help new lawyers transition into solo practice and provide legal services to underserved people and geographical areas in Vermont.

               The Project will run 18 months in 2015-16 and will involve 3 new lawyers, existing staff of VLS and VBA,2 attorneys in the 2014-15 Incubator class, and volunteer seasoned lawyers.  This group will oversee the development of each new lawyer’s practice skills, and set up CLE trainings and mentorship opportunities.   Project lawyers will be linked via list serve and will meet frequently for peer review via phone and in-person.  Lawyers will move through a series of tasks and trainings over the course of their 18 month involvement with the program, at the end of which they should have established a profitable solo or small firm practice in one of the underserved areas of Vermont. 

               A small grant will be provided to each new attorney to assist with law office set up expenses. 

               If you are interested, submit an application to Mary Ashcroft (mashcroft@vtbar.org ) and Margaret Barry (mbarry@vermontlaw.edu ) by no later than Monday, May 4, 2015.

REQUIREMENTS DURING PARTICIPATION IN THE 18 MONTH PROGRAM:

·        Each lawyer will be expected to set up his or her own law office in a geographic area of the state where that lawyer plans to settle.  Ideally, the new lawyers will have a clear presence in their chosen community. 

·        Each lawyer will develop a complete business plan/strategic plan.

·        Each lawyer will obtain his or her own professional liability insurance.

·        Each lawyer will provide computer hardware, software and internet connections.  

·        Each lawyer will have been admitted to practice in Vermont prior to the beginning of his/her incubator term. This includes passing the Vermont bar exam, completing the character and fitness requirements, and finishing the 3-month clerkship.  Applicants may apply and be conditionally admitted prior to passage and completion of their admission requirements.  Applicants needing to complete their clerkship will be matched with practitioners willing to be supervising attorneys.

·        Each lawyer will commit to take at least 4 pro bono and 4 low bono/reduced fee cases during the 18 months in the Project; total time devoted should comply with rule VRPR 6.1 standards.

·        Each lawyer will commit to settle in and practice law in Vermont as primary employment and will not actively seek other legal employment while in the Project.              

APPLICATION:

               Submit a letter of interest, stating that you are committed to developing a practice and serving underserved Vermont residents and geographical areas.  In the letter, provide a brief outline of a business plan for your solo practice, where in the state you plan to practice, what area of the law you may concentrate in, and how you think the incubator project can help you in meeting your goals.  Include in the letter whether you have been admitted to practice in Vermont or where you are in the process. 

               The Advisory Committee, consisting of Attorneys Margaret Barry, Mary Ashcroft, Robert Paolini  and Daniel Richardson, will make its decisions about who will be the first lawyers in the incubator by no later than May 18, 2015.  Only 3 new lawyers will be chosen. 


Opportunity to Assume Existing Practice

Established mid-sized law firm in Hanover-White River Junction Region seeks successor lawyer with Estate Planning and/or Real Estate experience.

Arthur G. Geene
Consulting, Inc. 

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Inquiries to the firm's consultants:  Arthur G. Greene at agg@arthurggreene.com, Kathy Fortin at kwf@arthurggreene.com or call the consulting office in Bedford N.H at 603-471-0606.

(posted 4/16/15)


VERMONT STATE COLLEGES POSITION OPENING

INVESTIGATOR/TRAINER – FULL TIME – CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE – MONTPELIER, VERMONT


The Vermont State Colleges System is seeking a full time an Investigator/Trainer to work out of the Chancellor’s office. This position will serve as the primary investigator of the Vermont State Colleges on complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking involving students, employees and third parties, as well as employment and other investigations. Additional duties include development and delivery of training programs for students and employees on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), harassment prevention, non-discrimination, bystander intervention and related topics.

A J.D. or Master’s degree in a relevant field with at least three years’ professional experience in conducting sensitive and confidential investigations, preferably in a higher education environment, is preferred. Excellent writing skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish a rapport with a diverse range of community members including students, employees and law enforcement are essential, as are knowledge of state and federal laws regarding discrimination, harassment and other related issues. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout the state. Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. A full job description may be found here .

The Vermont State Colleges is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans. The VSC provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a generous contribution to retirement and considerable paid leave.

Application Deadline: May 4, 2015

To apply, please send a completed VSC application form cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Email to: Nancy.shaw@vsc.edu – Please enter Investigator/Trainer in the subject line.

Nancy Shaw, Director of Human Resources
Vermont State Colleges
Chancellor’s Office
P O Box 7
Montpelier VT 05601

(posted 4/15/15)



Live and work in one of the country’s most desirable cities. The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT has an opening for an Associate General Counsel.

We are a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center serving a population of one million throughout Vermont and Northern New York. With over 7,000 employees, we are the largest private employer in the state of Vermont.

Position Summary:

The Associate General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the University of Vermont Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals under the direction of the Director of Legal Affairs.

For More Information:

To apply, please use our online application system at www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers, posting #26409. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including relocation. We proudly offer a non-smoking work environment. The UVM Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protective veteran status.


(posted 4/10/15)



STAFF ATTORNEY NEEDED - WINDHAM COUNTY


Attorney needed in the Windham County Public Defender’s Office, Brattleboro, Vermont. Busy and rewarding trial practice. Vermont Bar licensure 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 benefits.

Email cover letter and resume by Friday, May 15th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @ mary.deaett@state.vt.us.

EOE

(posted 4/6/15)

 



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)


 

 

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*)