Title:  AGO Paralegal I, Paralegal II, or Paralegal III – General Counsel & Administrative Law

Application Deadline Date:  05/04/2021

Department:  Attorney General’s Office

Location:  Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

 

Overview

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a talented and motivated Paralegal to assist the General Counsel and Administrative Law (GCAL) Division in providing legal services to State Agencies and Departments and representing the State before the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB), the Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC), the Board of Liquor and Lottery (BLL), the Vermont Criminal Justice Council (VCJC), and the Board of Medical Practice (BMP).

The position entails paralegal work to support seven (7) attorneys engaged in litigation, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drafting legal documents and pleadings
  • Preparing discovery requests and responses
  • Assembling exhibits, gathering information/evidence
  • Legal drafting correspondence
  • Liaison with state agencies and law firms
  • Assemble litigation exhibits and binders
  • Proofread and file legal documents with tribunals such as the VLRB, HRC, BLL, VCJC, and BMP
  • Assist with document and discovery collection and production: obtaining, organizing, bates stamping, and transferring documents and electronic media electronically and otherwise
  • Review documents for privilege and confidentiality based on instruction from attorney and perform required redactions
  • Draft, proofread, and send correspondence
  • Conduct electronic searches of email and similar files
  • Assist with drafting and assembling AGO contract documents, and obtaining required insurances, and tax forms
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, and depositions including teleconferences and video teleconferences.
  • Calendar Events
  • Mail Distribution
  • Phone/Front Desk Coverage as needed to cover for primary employee
  • Law Manager database- enter, update and close out matters such as litigation and contracts, run reports and conduct conflict checks.
  • Update Statute Sets

The position is located at 109 State Street in Montpelier, however, due to the pandemic the position will be 100% telework until further notice.

 

Who May Apply

This position, AGO Paralegal, is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition:

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jacob Humbert at jacob.humbert@vermont.gov. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

 

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office settings. Some work in the field could on rare occasions necessitate travel for which incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some evening or overtime work may be required. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications vary based on position level. Please review the specific Job Requisition (see links below)

 

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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