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Pro Se Law Clerk

The United States District Court for the District of Vermont has an opening for a part-time judicial law clerk for pro se matters. The pro se law clerk provides legal advice, research, and writing assistance to the district judges and the magistrate judge. The official position announcement is available at any U.S. District Court location (Burlington, Rutland and Brattleboro) or the court's web site: www.vtd.uscourts.gov
An EOE

(posted 1/13/17)


Attorney

Position available for Vermont admitted attorney with a minimum of two years’ experience in family law, estate administration, and/or real estate transactions.

Join a well respected firm representing individuals and businesses in estate planning, trust law, residential and commercial real estate and other transaction work, family law, probate and estate administration, municipal law, elder law, landlord-tenant law, taxation, and general litigation. Located in Brattleboro, Vermont. Serving clients in southern Vermont and neighboring areas of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York.

We are looking for strong firm management skills and interest in succession to partnership. This is an opportunity to establish a practice in southern Vermont with the support of an experienced and professional staff in a collegial environment.

Competitive compensation and benefits.

Please respond with resume and salary requirements to jresq@sover.net.

Fitts, Olson & Giddings, P.L.C.
16 High Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301

(posted 1/13/17)


The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general to work on legal matters for the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS).  This position will provide a wide range of legal services to the BGS Commissioner and senior staff concerning commercial real estate transactions, regulatory proceedings affecting the transfer and development of real estate, rulemaking, public records, open meeting law, construction contracting, commodities purchasing, personnel matters and bankruptcy.  

The position will be supervised by the GCAL Division Chief and will work closely with other assistant attorneys general who handle BGS matters.  The position is located at the BGS Office on Governor Aiken Avenue in Montpelier.  

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar, with five to 10 years of relevant legal experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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 State of Vermont 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. 

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit resume, references and writing sample by email to: ago.info@vermont.gov

(posted 1/12/17)

 

The Office of the Attorney General, General Counsel and Administrative Law Division, has an immediate opening for a full-time assistant attorney general with 5 to 10 years of experience to work on legal matters for the Agency of Transportation.  Assignments will include civil and administrative litigation, regulatory work and transactional work.  This position is located at the Attorney General’s Office at the Agency of Transportation in Montpelier, Vermont.  

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

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@vermont.gov

(posted 1/12/17)

Job Title: Deputy State's Attorney

Agency State's Attorneys

Location: Burlington

Job Type: Exempt Full/Part Time: Full-Time

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:

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

OR

Jennifer.bouffard@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 1/9/2017)


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (job code #16090)

The Vermont Judiciary is seeking a full-time permanent position in Burlington. Starting Pay $18.08 This position’s primary responsibility is to provide 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. This position will serve as the point of contact for areas of responsibility. Communicate effectively (written and verbally) with outside entities, such as law students, attorneys, law schools, the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Must administer all pertinent regulations, rules and administrative orders. Document all actions to provide a record of customer service provided. Prepare and maintain pertinent content on public website pages. Other duties as assigned.

Associate’s degree & 3 years’ office experience or a High School graduation or equivalent &Five years office experience required.

Position includes 12 days of vacation & sick leave per year, 12 Holidays and excellent health and retirement benefits.

For a more detailed description and how to apply please see “employee opportunities” section at www.VermontJudiciary.org

(posted 1/6/17)


ATTORNEY Small, general practice firm seeks an associate with 0 to 5 years of experience. Licensed in either VT, NH or MA. Must be self-motivated and well organized. All replies confidential. Salary commensurate with experience. Please forward resume, references, and salary requirements to: Law Office of Steve J. Bonnette, P.C., 20 Central Square, Suite 2A, Keene, NH 03431 or e-mail to sbonnette@bonnettelaw.com.

(posted 1/6/2017)


Attorney

Established in 1986, Bendett & McHugh, P.C., has been providing outstanding legal services specifically focused in representing mortgage servicers and lenders in our Mortgage Default practice.

We are committed to providing career-oriented, professionally-rewarding experiences to all who choose to work at our firm.
Our employees are seen as our most valued assets. We are committed to our Core Values- Integrity, Service, Quality and Teamwork and believe, unwaveringly, in nurturing an organizational culture that is built upon finding and keeping top talent like you!

The firm seeks a Vermont licensed attorney to work in the firm’s expanding Vermont practice. Position requires drafting, review and execution of foreclosure documents as well as attendance at foreclosure, bankruptcy, and eviction court hearings. Telecommuting, as well as relocation of the firm’s current location in South Burlington are possible accommodations for the successful candidate.

Compensation includes:
• Competitive salary
• Medical, dental, vision insurance, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, flexible spending
• Paid holidays, paid time off, paid sick time and floating holiday’s
• 401 (k)
• Wellness programs
• Flexible work hours

Please provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements and send to sboice@bmpc-law.com. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm www.bmpc-law.com

(posted 1/6/2017)


Ellis Boxer & Blake PLLC is pleased to announce the opening of its offices at:  One Lawson Lane, Suite 200, Burlington, VT 05401-8445.    For appointments, mediation/arbitration, or referrals, please contact:  Stephen D. Ellis, 802-399-2884, sdellis@ellisboxer.com

(posted 1/4/2017)


 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Vermont-NEA is seeking a highly qualified Administrative Assistant/Receptionist to provide professional support to four professional staff members.

In addition to the specific qualifications below, this position requires exceptional interpersonal skills, careful attention to detail, proofreading abilities, excellent oral and written communication skills, strategic thinking, conference planning, managing multiple ongoing projects, a commitment to confidentiality, all within the context of a highly professional and advocacy-oriented membership organization.

Specific qualifications: This is not an entry-level position. BA or higher degree; at least 3 years’ experience in administrative/ assistant positions; appreciation for the role of labor unions and for the work of public school educators; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required. Paralegal experience a plus, but not required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume, including names and contact information for at least 3 references to Jeff Fannon, Executive Director, Vermont-NEA, at 10 Wheelock Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602, or electronically to kferguson@vtnea.org by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017.

(posted 12/22/2016)


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. 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 and confidentiality, as well as the ability to work well with department staff, Department of Corrections employees, and others.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 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 per semester basis.

Entry-level, PG 22 position starting at $21.29/hour. 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, January 13th to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Administrator @ Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov

EOE

(posted 12/15/16)


Leddy Group is seeking a Legal Assistant/ Paralegal for a busy firm in Rutland. This is a full time, direct hire position for the right candidate. This position will be providing support in the workers’ compensation department. Successful candidates will have strong administrative skills with a background in the legal field or medical field. Some duties include but are not limited to answering and assisting incoming callers, scheduling and managing calendars, transcription/dictation, assisting legal team with various tasks as need, etc.

To apply for this position, please call the Leddy Group at 802-786-2222 or send your resume to Kgauthier@leddygroup.com.

(posted 12/13/2016)


 

Staff Attorney II
Office of the Secretary of State

Don’t miss this great opportunity for an intermediate level prosecuting attorney in the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.

You will assist two experienced prosecuting attorneys in the screening, evaluation, and prosecution of complaints of unprofessional conduct for over 40 professions.  This position will be responsible for handling its own vertical caseload, from the decision to charge through appeal.

Duties include attending investigative team meetings; complying with discovery requests and orders; handling correspondence (interdepartmental as well as with respondents and their counsel); researching for and writing motions and appeals; preparing for and bringing cases to hearing before professional Boards and Administrative Law Officers, and more. 

Candidates must have strong organizational skills; good legal research skills; clear, concise writing ability; and excellent communication skills.  Must be admitted to practice law in Vermont.  A solid litigation background is required and two to five years of prosecutorial or general civil/administrative litigation practice required. 

This position is a full-time, exempt position in Montpelier.  Salary and benefits will be based upon qualifications and experience in accordance with the Attorney Pay Plan.

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.    

For more information contact:  Elizabeth Jarvis, Staff Attorney III, Office of Professional Regulation, 828-1218, Elizabeth.Jarvis@sec.state.vt.us

To apply: Send cover letter and resume, via e-mail, to Brittany.Elliott@sec.state.vt.us

(posted 12/8/2016)


Disciplinary Counsel

Serving at the pleasure of the State Court Administrator, this position is responsible for investigations and litigation involving the misconduct and disability of Vermont lawyers.  Will investigate professional conduct complaints, select and recommend for appointment investigative staff, and analyze and assess the results of an investigation. Located in Burlington or Montpelier, the annual salary for this exempt position will be $70,000 or higher depending upon experience. The applicant must be admitted to Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court, on active status, and in good standing and have 5 to 8 year’s substantial litigation experience, as well as the ability to manage a large caseload. Strong research & analytical skills, including skills in web & cloud based legal research. Experience as a prosecutor or appellate advocate preferred. Position is open until filled. Job code # 16088. Excellent benefits including generous leave, group life and health and retirement plans. Go to Employment Opportunities at www.vermontjudiciary.org for more details and how to apply. The Vermont Judiciary is an equal opportunity employer. 

(posted 12/8/16)


Administrator, Bar Admissions

This position is responsible for administering and supervising the process by which attorneys are admitted to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court, as well as attorney relicensing programs. Will support and advise public Boards and Committees which provide oversight of Vermont bar exams, attorney character and fitness, attorney licensing and MCLE efforts. Candidates must be admitted to Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court, on active status, and in good standing.  Located in Burlington, the annual salary for this exempt position will be $70,000 or higher depending upon experience. Serving at the pleasure of the State Court Administrator, this exempt position requires 5 to 8 years’ legal experience with a proven track record for administrative acumen and superior writing and presentation skills including drafting legal opinions, briefs, and other legal documents and correspondence. Job code # 16089. Excellent benefits including generous leave, group life and health and retirement plans. Go to Employment Opportunities at www.vermontjudiciary.org for more details and how to apply. The Vermont Judiciary is an equal opportunity employer. 

(posted 12/8/16)


 

The Addison County State's Attorney's Office has an opening for an attorney with criminal litigation experience to serve as a Deputy State's Attorney. The grant-funded position requires litigating domestic and sexual violence cases, including appeals, probation violations, and petitions for post-conviction relief. Admission to the Vermont bar is required.

Salary

Starting salary is a minimum of $24.14 per hour but can be negotiated based upon experience. This position will be eligible for cost of living increases as enacted by the Vermont Legislature.

Benefits

-Twelve days each of annual and sick leave are earned per year.
-Twelve Holidays are paid per year.
-Life and Medical Insurance are available.
-Dental insurance is available after six months.
-Long Term Disability coverage after one year.

Submission of Applications

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to:

Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office
Attn: David Fenster
7 Mahady Court Suite 4
Middlebury, VT 05753

OR e-mail
cari.whittemore@vermont.gov


 

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 ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(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 ldissinger@merritt-merritt.com.

(posted 9/21/2016)*