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Legislative Law Clerks

The Vermont Legislative Council seeks three law clerks to support attorneys with drafting, research, and committee staffing during the 2017 legislative session. The law clerks will support attorneys working on legal and policy issues relating to the following areas: 1) energy, land use, natural resources, and agriculture; 2) finance and taxation; and 3) government operations, elections, employment, labor, and housing. Clerks may be assigned to work on additional subject areas depending on office needs.

Applicants must have a law degree. Admission to the Vermont Bar or to another state bar is preferred but not required. In addition, experience or a strong academic background in one or more of the subject areas is preferred but not required.

The Vermont Legislative Council is nonpartisan and provides bill drafting, legal analysis, testimony, and other legal services to the Vermont General Assembly. Clerks must be able to work effectively with clients and other people who have diverse points of view. Work provided by a law clerk must be objective, unbiased, accurate, and thorough. Excellent writing and research skills are required.

The law clerk positions are temporary and will run from late October 2016 until May or June 2017, depending on the adjournment date. The positions satisfy the clerkship requirements of the Rules for Admission to the Vermont Bar. Compensation is $20.00 an hour. Other State benefits are not provided.

Apply by sending a resume, writing sample, and cover letter explaining your qualifications and detailing any experience that you may have in any of the particular subject areas via e-mail by August 29, 2016, to: applications@leg.state.vt.us. Applicants will be considered for each of the available positions regardless of interest in a particular position or subject area.

(posted 8/19/16)
 


ESTATES/TRUSTS PARALEGAL for busy Manchester law office.  Prior experience in field desirable but not required.  This position requires strong writing and organizational skills; facility with Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to communicate professionally with clients and others. Challenging, professional work in a supportive, team environment.  Please send resume to the attention of Andrea Brophy at Woolmington, Campbell, Bernal & Bent, P.C.  E-mail:  andrea@greenmtlaw.com, or write to PO Box 2748, Manchester Center, VT 05255.

(posted 8/17/16)


The Vermont Department of Labor has an immediate opening for an administrative law judge in its Workers’ Compensation and Safety Division.  Primary responsibilities include conducting pretrial conferences and formal hearings in disputed workers’ compensation claims, ruling on discovery and other pretrial motions and drafting decisions for the Commissioner’s review.  This position also includes responsibility for hearing and deciding disputed wage and hour claims.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont Bar, with superlative legal research, analysis and writing skills.

This is an exempt, full-time position located at the Department of Labor’s Montpelier, Vermont office.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, in accordance with the State of Vermont Attorney Pay Plan.

The Vermont Department of Labor 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.

This position will remain open until filled.  If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and legal writing sample to:  Phyllis.phillips@vermont.gov, or by mail to: Phyllis Phillips, Esq., Administrative Law Judge, Vermont Department of Labor, P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488.

(posted 8/12/16)

 

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 Daniel Farnham, 401 Water Tower Circle, Suite 101, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to bgfinfo@vtlawoffices.com.

(posted 8/8/16)


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.  Please contact kwisniowski@hlschiffpc.com

Requirements Drug Free Workplace

(posted 8/8/16)


The Office of the Attorney General, Public Protection Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general with 5 to 10 years of experience to work on consumer, antitrust, and tobacco matters.  This position is located at the Attorney General’s Office in Montpelier, Vermont. 

Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, or eligible to waive in, with relevant legal experience/excellent oral and written communication skills. Trial and deposition experience preferred.

This assistant attorney general position is an exempt full-time 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. Applicants may obtain a copy of the EEOP Short Form on the AGO website.

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@state.vt.us or mail to: Attorney General’s Office c/o Rowan Cornell-Brown, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1001.

(posted 8/8/16)


Small litigation law firm in Downtown Burlington, Vermont has an opening for a full-time legal assistant with some paralegal responsibilities. We seek a motivated, self-directed and hard working person to become part of our office team. The principal job duties include assisting three attorneys with civil litigation, state and federal criminal defense, case management, trial preparation, drafting legal documents, answering phone and greeting clients. Prior experience in this field is preferred.

Competitive compensation is commensurate with experience and credentials.

Please email resume to adirienzo@kaplanlawvt.com

(posted 8/5/16)


Small Burlington, Vermont law firm with a mix of criminal and civil cases seeks an entry level associate attorney interested in a career in litigation.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please contact:

Anna Dirienzo
adirienzo@kaplanlawvt.com

(posted 8/3/16)


Are you looking for a challenging and stimulating career working with a legal team at a company that is designing a better future for the health care of Vermonters? The landscape of health care is changing rapidly, and you can play a major part in it as our Assistant General Counsel. We are seeking an attorney to join our Legal Services team as Assistant General Counsel. Visit our website at www.bcbsvt.com/careers to learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply.  (posted 8/3/16)


Disability Rights Attorney Wanted 

Disability Rights Vermont, our state’s non-profit Protection & Advocacy system, is seeking a Staff Attorney. The position will require outreach to psychiatric treatment facilities, prisons and jails, and residential programs throughout Vermont and involve legal support work, client representation, and investigation and remediation of abuse, neglect and serious rights violations against people with disabilities in Vermont. 

Candidate must be licensed to practice in Vermont, have strong writing, communication and record keeping skills, and the ability to travel and work independently.  Seeking a candidate with 0-3 years of legal experience. Experience with disability rights issues is preferred.  DRVT is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to:

Ed Paquin, Executive Director

DRVT, 141 Main St., Suite 7, Montpelier, Vermont 05602

or to Ed@DisabilityRightsVT.org

(posted 7/26/16)

 

Opening for Office of Child Support Staff Attorney I, II or III.

The Office of Child Support is recruiting for two staff attorneys.  One will be stationed in the Burlington district office, sharing coverage of child support cases in Chittenden County and the other will be stationed in the St. Albans district office, covering child support cases in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.   The attorneys would also provide coverage around the state, as needed.  The successful attorneys will have demonstrated skill in the courtroom, strong legal research and writing skills, an ability to work collaboratively in an office environment, experience with negotiation or mediation, and a desire to participate in a variety of projects with statewide impact. Please email your letter of interest and resume to Alicia.Humbert@vermont.gov.

(posted 7/15/16)

 

Plaintiffs’ civil litigation firm is looking to hire an associate litigator. Applicant must be licensed to practice in Vermont (license pending swearing in date is fine). It is preferred that the applicant also be licensed in New Hampshire. If the applicant is not admitted in New Hampshire, he or she must be willing to waive in or take the New Hampshire bar. Oral and written communication skills are critical, as well as a comfort level with, and desire to become a litigator. Please email resumes and writing samples to mjs@sabbethlaw.com or fax to 802-457-7010. 

(posted 7/8/16)


 

Crispe and Crispe Law Offices at 114 Main Street Brattleboro, Vermont has a position for a full-time 40 hour per week legal secretary.

A candidate with a paralegal certificate or paralegal experience will be strongly considered. Any candidate with previous experience in a law practice will also be strongly considered.  Position is available immediately. Competitive salary range based on experience. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references – one of which is a former employer to: Spencer Crispe, scrispe@gmail.com

(posted 7/5/16)