Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time Disability Law Attorney to work in the southern part of the state. The position will be based out of either our Rutland or Springfield Offices but can be temporarily remote.
We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goals of social justice and individual rights. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace. Please see our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: https://www.vtlegalaid.org/commitment-diversity-inclusion
Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of persons with disabilities. Case work is primarily in the area of disability-based discrimination, special education, government benefit programs, guardianship, and other areas concerning individual rights.
Starting salary is $57,500+, with additional salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation and retirement, as well as excellent health benefits. Attorney applicants must be licensed to practice law in Vermont, eligible for admission by waiver, or planning to take the July Vermont or UBE bar exam. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.
Application deadline is June 24th. Your application should include a cover letter and resume, bar status, writing sample, and at least three professional references with contact information, sent as a single PDF. Send your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “DLP Staff Attorney June 2022.” Please let us know how you heard about this position. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/current-openings for additional information and job description.
Please see our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: https://www.vtlegalaid.org/commitment-diversity-inclusion
In the hiring process, we specifically ask candidates to describe how their experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities, and share how they can further our organization's goals of social justice and individual rights. We also have staff participate in the screening and interview process who are present to specifically ask candidates questions from a racial justice perspective.