AGO Paralegal

Employer:
Vermont Attorney General's Office
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is hiring a paralegal for its Department for Children and Families, and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living legal units.  These units represent the State of Vermont in state and federal courts in civil litigation and before administrative boards, including appeals. The units also provide general advice and counseling on litigation issues and provide general legal services to both Agencies.

This position has two distinct functions.  One is to provide paralegal services to approximately six Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs). These responsibilities may include: responding to constituent inquiries and public records requests; helping process referrals to the above units; generating state and federal statistical reports; assisting with legal research on cases, compiling and organizing discovery; completing and documenting case-related projects and tasks; preparing notices and other legal documents; and assisting in the development of presentations and training materials. This position may also be required to provide paralegal support to other agencies within the Agency of Human Services.

Another function is providing additional support to one of the six AAGs who has a physical disability and uses a power wheelchair. The position provides personal, logistical, administrative, and potentially some transportation-related assistance allowing the AAG to perform his job duties. The AAG’s job requires him to travel with some regularity around the state to attend court hearings. Therefore, along with supporting him in his Waterbury office, this paralegal will provide him with on-site support at those locations. Support will include assistance with meals, office and court room set up and pack up, note taking during court hearings, and other duties as assigned.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

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

Wage or Salary
$22.74 - $25.43 hourly