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

General Job Description
The Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office in Burlington, 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:

TJ Donovan
Chittenden County State’s Attorney Office
32 Cherry Street, Suite 305
Burlington, VT 05401


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 9/26/16)

Job posting: 620029

Staff Attorney I/II/III/IV (Exempt position – Montpelier Full-Time)

The Department is seeking to fill an Assistant General Counsel exempt (non-classified) position at the Department of Financial Regulation. The General Counsel Office provides legal services for the Department’s regulatory programs, including those relating to lenders, traditional and captive insurance companies, securities firms, and other regulated entities. Assignments may include (1) legal counsel and regulatory support to the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners, and Department staff, (2) representation of the Department in administrative and judicial proceedings, and (3) preparation and adoption of administrative rules. Candidates with private sector financial services regulatory compliance experience or relevant civil or criminal law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. Candidate must be admitted to the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission without examination. Experience: Staff Attorney I (0-2 years of lawyer experience); Staff Attorney II (2-5 yrs relevant legal experience); Staff Attorney III (5-8 yrs relevant legal experience); Staff Attorney IV (8 or more yrs relevant legal experience).

Excellent benefit package.
Deadline for application is October 5, 2016. Please send letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to: Nancy Kirkland, Human Resources Administrator, DFR, 89 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602 or email to Reference job posting #620029. The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

(posted 9/22/16)

Regional Superior Court Clerk (code#16062)

The Vermont Judiciary seeks experienced manager to oversee several counties in the Rutland area. This position oversees a team of 5 managers, 40 employees and a multi-million-dollar budget.

As a member of the senior management team, the Regional Superior Court Clerk will be vital to strategic planning, continuous improvement, and execution against operational commitments. Must build public confidence in the courts through high standards of transparency and accountability.

The ideal candidate will have eight or more years of proven leadership experience for a public or private entity. At least a bachelor’s degree and solid credentials are desired. Starting pay in upper 80s. Go to Employment Opportunities at for more details and how to apply

This position is open until filled. The Vermont Judiciary is an equal opportunity employer. 



Human Rights Commission Investigator

Conducts impartial investigations into complaints of discrimination in housing, public accommodations and state government employment. Full job description at 

Successful applicant will be eligible for bar admission in Vermont with a Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent Vermont four-year law study. Demonstrated experience in housing discrimination, conducting investigations, dispute and conflict resolution, restorative justice and/or training a plus. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample of 10 or fewer pages via email by October 21, 2016 to

EEO Employer

(posted 9/22/16)

Merritt & Merritt – Intellectual Property Associate

Boutique corporate and intellectual property law firm located on the Burlington, Vermont  waterfront seeks an experienced, personable and intelligent individual to fill full-time intellectual property associate position.   Tasks will include counseling clients on intellectual property protection, including copyright, trademark and trade secret,  as well as evaluating proposed trademarks, prosecution of trademark applications, filing copyright applications and assisting the Firm’s patent agent with patent drafting and prosecution.       

Candidates for this position must have a Juris Doctorate degree and have at least two (2) years of prior private practice work experience.   Successful candidates must have a strong work ethic, be well organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills.      

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at

(posted 9/17/16)


Merritt & Merritt - 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. Experience in intellectual property matters a plus.      

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, detail-oriented, and possess excellent contract drafting skills and general knowledge of securities laws.    

Please send resume and references to Linda Dissinger at

(posted 9/21/2016)



Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC is currently seeking a Commercial Litigation Associate with 3+ years experience. We are a well-established mid-size law firm in downtown Burlington, Vermont. This position offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample in confidence to:

Tricia C. Senzel, CPA
Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC
PO Box 787
Burlington, VT 05402-0787

(posted 9/16/17)

ACLU Policy Director: The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont (ACLU-VT) seeks a sophisticated and experienced policy advocate to advance its civil liberties and civil rights agenda. The Policy Director is a member of the ACLU-VT’s senior leadership team and provides vision and direction for its policy and legislative program. The position is primarily responsible for state legislative and executive branch advocacy but also engages with local governmental bodies, administrative agencies, and our Congressional delegation, and collaborates with other staff on integrated advocacy initiatives. For more information, including how to apply, visit our website here:

(posted 9/14/16)


Gravel & Shea is seeking a highly motivated litigation associate with at least two years’ experience. The successful candidate must have outstanding academic credentials and exceptional writing ability. Judicial clerks are encouraged to apply.

Our litigation department is comprised of accomplished attorneys who have a broad range of experience and have worked at major national law firms and served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to:

Michelle Farkas
Gravel & Shea PC
P.O. Box 369
Burlington, VT 05402-0369

(posted 9/14/16)

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 $139,000, including locality pay.  Background investigation will be required. Send letter and resume to: Eugenia Cowles, First Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, P.O. Box 570, Burlington, VT 05402-0570. Resumes must be received by September 23, 2016.  

(posted 9/12/16)

Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney

Agency: State's Attorneys

Location: Rutland

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

Anticipated Start Date: September 2016 

Hourly Rate: $24.14 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. 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: or

(posted 9/6/16)

Associate Business Attorney

Burlington, Vermont based Paul Frank + Collins seeks an enthusiastic entry-level to mid-level associate for our Business Services pra­­ctice group.  PF+C’s business lawyers provide legal services to a diverse range of clients across a variety of industries and geographical footprints.  We help our clients solve complex problems at all stages of the lives of their businesses, from formation through to transition of ownership. This associate will have opportunities to assist in other areas of the firm’s practice including the trusts and estates team. We seek a stellar, motivated and flexible candidate to join our team supporting U.S. clients and providing U.S. legal services to clients based in Canada and other countries. 

Excellent academic credentials, analytical abilities, and verbal and written communication skills are required. Candidates who are admitted to practice in Vermont or who can waive in are preferred, but others are welcome to apply. Candidates must have a serious interest and commitment to living and working in the wonderful state of Vermont.   

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, résumé, and law school transcript to:

Rebecca Guenther, PHR, SHRM-CP
Firm Manager
Paul Frank + Collins P.C.
P.O. Box 1307
Burlington, Vermont 05402-1307

PF+C is an Equal Opportunity Employer

(posted 9/2/16)

Gravel & Shea PC, Burlington, VT, seeks legal assistant for our corporate and real estate law practice. Candidate will have experience coordinating real estate and corporate closings, be detail oriented and possess advanced skills with Microsoft Office software. Position requires: strong work ethic; eagerness to learn and acquire new skills; excellent writing and communication skills; and excellent typing skills. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree, and at least five years legal and/or law firm experience.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to:

(posted 9/2/16)

Vermont State Colleges Associate General Counsel

The Vermont State Colleges is a system of four campus based colleges (Castleton University, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College) and the Community College of Vermont.   

This position is located in the Chancellor’s Office in Montpelier, Vermont. More information on the Vermont State Colleges is available at                

Responsibilities: To assist the VSC General Counsel in a variety of legal matters including supporting the Board of Trustees; working with outside counsel; collective bargaining; advising the Chancellor and College Presidents and Deans on such issues as employment, business transactions, and student affairs; analyzing legislation; negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts; providing training to employees; and writing and interpreting policies and procedures. A full job description can be found here.

Qualifications:    Licensed to practice law in Vermont (or subject to licensure within six months of hire) and at least three years of relevant legal experience.

·         Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups, internally and externally.

·         Strong writing and public speaking skills.

·         Good judgment and problem solving skills


·         Experience with state and federal employment law

·         Familiarity with state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures affecting higher education.

·         Experience with collective bargaining, grievances and collective bargaining agreement administration.

·         Experience with business transactions including leases, contracts, and banking procedures.

Starting Date:       December 5, 2016

Send cover letter, VSC Application Form (click here), resume and  names of three references to:          

William Reedy
General Counsel
Vermont State Colleges
P O Box 7
Montpelier, VT 05601

(posted 8/31/16)

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: Applicants will be considered for each of the available positions regardless of interest in a particular position or subject area.

(posted 8/19/16)


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:, 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

(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

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: 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

(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

(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 to learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply.  (posted 8/3/16)