Staff Attorney – Full Time

Disability Rights Vermont is Vermont’s Protection & Advocacy system. DRVT is expanding its legal team and looking to hire a staff attorney with some experience to assist in our advocacy for people with disabilities. Advocacy includes litigation, policy advocacy, outreach and monitoring, and public education.


  • Draft legal memoranda
  • Assist, advise, and represent clients with disabilities on a wide range of issues from discrimination, getting reasonable accommodations, remedying rights violations, and victims of crime representation
  • Identify and review potential cases and develop advocacy strategies
  • Conduct outreach and monitoring
  • Draft reports, articles, and other publications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners


  • Licensed to practice law in Vermont
  • Some legal experience preferred
  • Litigation experience is a plus but not required (clerkship or fellowship experience also a plus)
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is a plus
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Compassionate and creative
  • Supervisory or management skills are a plus

Salary is competitive for a non-profit public interest legal organization and is based on experience. DRVT offers a competitive benefit package.

Please apply by August 18th, 2023 by sending a cover letter explaining your interest in advocating for people with disabilities, resume, writing sample 10 pages or less, and contact information for 3 references to:

Nicole Chicoine (she/her)
Administrative Coordinator
141 Main St. / Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602