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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)


Primmer, a regional law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Vermont, seeks two attorneys to join its legal team in northern New England.

COMMERCIAL ATTORNEY

The commercial attorney will represent local and regional business clients, institutions and other enterprises in a broad range of legal matters, from business formation counseling and general corporate matters to commercial projects including financing transactions, leasing and mergers and acquisitions.  This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned attorney to join and expand a thriving commercial practice.  The ideal candidate will have strong legal credentials and a demonstrated ability to market his/her law practice. 

LITIGATION ASSOCIATE

The litigation associate will practice as a member of our litigation team in the Littleton, New Hampshire office.  This position requires a minimum of two years’ litigation experience, including insurance defense work and some trial experience.  Ideal candidates will have excellent research, writing and analytical skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a great work environment.  Qualified candidates may submit letter of interest & resume by e-mail to careers@primmer.com.  All inquiries are held in the strictest confidence.

(posted 1/29/15)


TRUSTS & ESTATES PARALEGAL

DOWNS RACHLIN MARTIN PLLC is seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized paralegal to work in our Lebanon, New Hampshire office in our Trusts & Estates Practice.  Qualified candidates will have a college degree or paralegal certificate (or an equivalent combination of education and experience), and possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a Trusts and Estates paralegal.  Substantive knowledge of, and the ability to draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney for health care and other practice related documents is a plus.  A working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook is required.  The ideal candidate will have an ability to work collaboratively with legal professionals and possess strong communication and analytical skills.  DRM provides generous benefits, competitive compensation and a great work environment.  Resumes may be sent by email to mwhitbeck@drm.com or by U.S. mail to Office Manager, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, P.O. Box 190, Burlington, VT 05402-0190.

Downs Rachlin Martin is an equal opportunity employer.  (posted 1/22/15)


Established Rutland civil litigation firm seeks experienced attorney willing to practice in all Vermont State and Federal courts. Two to five years of experience suggested.  Excellent writing and advocacy skills required.  Please send cover letter and resume in confidence to vtlegalfirm@gmail.com .   (posted 1/16/15) 


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