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LITIGATION PARALEGAL for busy Manchester law office.  Prior experience in law 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 Witten, Woolmington, Campbell & Bernal, P.C.  E-mail:  arb@wittenetal.com, or write to PO Box 2748, Manchester Center VT 05255.

(posted 6/22/16)


Executive Director Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Center in its efforts to: provide, sustain, and support a collaborative system of direct services across Vermont that is comprehensive, victim-centered, trauma-informed and accessible to all diverse populations and to provide leadership to the state to ensure that justice is delivered to all victims and survivors of crime.

Applicants must have: 

- a strong interest in, knowledge of, and commitment to crime victim services, and the challenges faced by victims of crime. 

- Good understanding of and relevant experience in working with federal, state and community agencies and organizations involved with or relevant to victim services, 

- Strong program and operations planning/evaluation, administrative, organizational, fiscal and personnel management, community relations, and general leadership skills.

Strong writing and public speaking skills.

Ability to represent the Center to and work effectively with a broad range of outside individuals and organizations.  

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, victimology or other pertinent discipline, with master's degree in administration desirable, plus 7 to 10 years of relevant experience, or education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. 

Send Resume and Cover Letter to hiring@ccvs.vermont.gov no later than July 29th.

(posted 6/22/16)


Immigration Paralegal Position – Part-Time 

Facey Goss & McPhee P.C., a mid-sized Rutland, VT law firm is seeking a qualified paralegal to work part-time (approximately 20 hour’s p/wk) in the Trust and Estate Department.  The candidate must be well organized with excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office.  Duties would include administrative work to administer estates and prepare forms and affidavits for immigration clients.  Competitive salary and flexible schedule.  Applicants should forward a resume, including references, via e-mail with the subject line reading “FGM Immigration Paralegal Position” to Harold Weissman at hweissman@fgmvt.com

(posted 6/20/16)

 


INVESTIGATOR POSITION – PRISONERS' RIGHTS OFFICE, MONTPELIER, VT

The state of Vermont has approximately 2000 inmates serving prison sentences, and the Prisoners’ Rights Office is assigned to every complaint that inmates make about their experience either in the criminal justice system or within the prison system. The Prisoners’ Rights Office is seeking an investigator to be at the front line of this effort. PRO investigators visit the correctional facilities in Vermont and out-of-state on a regular basis to meet with clients. They also respond to inmate letters and phone calls, and handle issues ranging from inmate disciplinary complaints, concerns regarding mental health and medical treatment, the struggle to find housing, and interpersonal conflicts within correctional facilities. The position requires a high degree of independence, as well as the ability to work well with department staff, Department of Corrections employees, and others.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree. Experience: Four years of professional investigation or case work, or experience as required by the Defender General.  Additional work experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a six months for a semester basis.

This is an entry-level, Pay Grade 22 position. Full State benefits. Position is exempt but covered by the ODG / VSEA bargaining agreement. A full job description is available on the Defender General web page under Employee Resources.

Please email resume and cover letter by Friday, July 8th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @  Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

EOE

(posted 6/15/16)
 

 


The Vermont Office of the Defender General is seeking an appellate defender to provide zealous and creative representation for indigent clients with criminal and juvenile cases before the Vermont Supreme Court. The position will also include front-line representation of children in State custody and work for juvenile policy reform through litigation and advocacy in the Juvenile Defender Division.

The Appellate and Juvenile Defender Divisions are busy, client-centered, and committed to producing excellent work and achieving great results. The successful candidate will be similarly motivated and have top-notch writing and research skills, post-bar experience in appellate criminal defense, and an interest in juvenile law.

Current Vermont Bar license or ability to waive-in are required.

Please email resume and cover letter by Friday, July 22nd to:  Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

EOE

 
(posted 6/15/16)

Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick seeks a full or part-time experienced legal assistant for its Essex Junction office. This position requires familiarity with real estate transactional work. The ideal candidate will have real estate experience, excellent communication and computer skills, and the ability to work independently with attention to detail. Please send resume to Robin Beane, PO Box 174, Essex Jct., VT 05453-0174; or email to rbeane@bpflegal.com.

(posted 6/14/2016)


A full-time associate position is open at Deppman & Foley, P.C., in Middlebury. If you are 1) interested in a varied, fast-paced practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, real estate, estate planning, business organization, probate matters, and environmental law, 2) have a good work ethic, 3) are engaging, 4) can multi-task, and 5) are involved, or willing to be involved in, the Addison County community, please submit letter of interest, resume, references, and a writing sample to Stephanie B. Foley, Esq. at the address below. Salary is based upon experience. Excellent benefits.

Deppman & Foley, P.C.
7 Washington Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
 
(posted 6/13/16)

Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick LLP seeks an associate with 2-4 years’ experience to assist with all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions including conducting title searches and closings, and identifying title issues. The ideal candidate pays attention to detail and has excellent organizational and writing skills. Send resume to Daniel P. O’Rourke at Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick, PO Box 174, Essex Jct., VT 05453-0174, or email to dorourke@bpflegal.com.

(posted 6/13/16)


The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Board Review Panel, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board. Qualified candidates’ names will be submitted by the Panel to the Governor for review and appointment.

The term of the appointment is six (6) years, and the Board members must be available to serve at hearings which are conducted weekly in Montpelier, as well as assist in special projects as determined by the Labor Board Chair or Executive Director. Labor Board members are not considered state employees and have no compensation or benefits other than receive a minimal stipend for their work and expense reimbursement (mileage and meal reimbursement) for travel to hearings or other assignments.

The current vacancy is for one (1) position, with a specifically-designated background and meeting the following qualifications:

The candidate must have knowledge and experience in labor relations and employment issues from a “Management” background.

A candidate must possess “experience, knowledge, character, integrity, judgment and ability to action in a fair and impartial manner” (3 V.S.A. 921 (B))

A candidate must be a US citizen and a resident of the state of Vermont for at least one year immediately preceding appointment.

A member of the Board may not hold any other state office.

The Review Panel shall consider the skills, perspectives, and experience of candidates to serve on the Labor Board. Interested candidates should send the following information to the Commissioner of Labor by the deadline of June 27, 2016:

Information:

1. A brief (not to exceed one page) letter of interest, specifically identifying if you are applying as a management representative to the Board, and outlining your credentials to serve in that capacity;

2. Up-to-date resume (not to exceed 2 pages)

3. A separate list of not more than 5 references with contact information

Mail all information to: Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan, 5 Green Mountain Drive, P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0488. Information received after 4:30 PM on June 27, 2016 will not be considered. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be asked to come to Montpelier to meet with the Review Panel on a date determined by the Panel.

For more information on the role of the Vermont Labor Relations Board, you can review Vermont statutes, 3 VSA, Ch. 27, Sec 921, et al., or visit their website at http://vlrb.vermont.gov/about_us.

If you have questions regarding the vacancies or the process to apply, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301 or email the Commissioner at annie.noonan@vermont.gov.

(posted 6/7/16)

 

Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney

Agency: State's Attorneys

Location: Rutland

Job Type: Exempt 

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible 

 

Hourly Rate: $23.28 Pay Grade: 75

General Job Description

The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rutland, Vermont, has an opening for an attorney to serve as Deputy State’s Attorney. The position will require general litigation in Criminal and Family Courts Admission to the Vermont bar is required. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Rosemary M. Kennedy
Rutland County State's Attorney's Office
400 Asa Bloomer Bldg, 4th Floor
Rutland, VT  05701

Attn: Position

Or email:

Rosemary.kennedy@vermont.gov

Rachael.ellison@vermont.gov 

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 6/7/16)

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is seeking a mid-level litigation associate. The individual hired for this position will work closely with partners and associates in the firm’s busy litigation practice, and will have significant responsibility for developing and implementing strategy in complex cases, as well as assuming an independent caseload. The individual hired must have the ability to prepare excellent written work and to represent the firm and its clients effectively in hearings, depositions, and other adversarial and non-adversarial contexts. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, no fewer than three years of litigation experience, and demonstrated oral advocacy and client relations skills. 

Qualified candidates can email resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com

(posted 6/3/16)


Paralegal and Administrative Assistant

Talbott Law Office – Shelburne, VT

Talbott Law is searching for a part-time (approx. 30 hours/week) paralegal to a sole-practitioner.  Candidate must be well-organized and able to assist the attorney in managing a full caseload.  Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat required.  Ability to communicate professionally is a must, especially providing support to clients.  Duties include substantial medical record management.  This position requires self-direction and motivation to maintain an efficient and productive law firm.  Training will be provided.  Hours can be flexible for the right candidate.

Please send your resume to laura@franktalbott.com.

(posted 5/27/16)


Poverty Law Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney in our St. Johnsbury Office.  Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients.  Casework is primarily in the area of housing, family, government benefits, consumer and heath law.  Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services.  Some in-state travel required.   Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission on motion, or plan to take the bar exam in July 2016.

Starting salary is $45,390 plus D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits. 

Application deadline: June 1, 2016.

Application Submission Instructions: Your application should include the following four components, in order, sent as a single PDF.  The PDF document should be entitled “YourLastName YourFirstName.pdf”.  Applications must be emailed to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o edavis@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “Poverty Law Project Attorney Application 2016”.

Application Components:

1. Cover Letter

Your cover letter should address how you believe your knowledge, training and experience prepare you for success in this position.  Why are you are interested in working on poverty issues in rural Vermont?  How can you help us respond to the needs of our increasingly diverse population?

2. A Current Resume

3. References

Please provide the phone numbers and email addresses of three academic or professional references.  

4. Writing Sample 

Please provide a sample of expository writing.  While there is no page limit, excerpts of long briefs or articles are sufficient.   

Vermont Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants to share in their cover letter how they can further this goal.

Visit our website for more information. www.vtlegalaid.org


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC, a regional law firm headquartered in Springfield, Vermont, seeks an attorney to join its civil litigation practice.  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.  New York or New Hampshire license and experience will receive favorable consideration.  

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. 

5/17/16

 

STAFF ATTORNEY NEEDED – FRANKLIN COUNTY

Attorney needed in the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, St. Albans, 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.

Email cover letter and resume by Monday, June 6th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @ mary.deaett@vermont.gov.

EOE

(posted 5/16/16)

 


Associate Attorney Needed

Busy South Burlington office with immediate need for Vermont-admitted attorney with 2-5 years litigation experience. Personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and worker’s compensation caseload for skilled self-starter. Competitive salary/benefits. Cover letter and resumes can be submitted to Richard R. Goldsborough, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, PLLC, 1233 Shelburne Road, Suite E-1, South Burlington, VT 05403, rrg@vtlawfirm.com

(posted 5/13/16)


Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., is offering an entry to mid-level associate the exceptional opportunity to join the firm’s busy and renowned trusts and estates practice. 0-3 years experience. The individual hired for this position will work closely with the partners in the firm’s trusts and estate practice and will gain experience and responsibility for drafting various trusts, administration of trusts and probate estates, charitable plans, estate and tax plans, and interactions with clients.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent writing skills, and the desire and aptitude to grow into and manage a practice which is highly client-centered.  Experience/education in estate/gift tax matters and income tax a plus.  Non-legal experience in tax and demonstrated client relations a plus.  Please email resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to hiring@dinse.com.

 

 

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 ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com 

(posted 3/28/16)