Disability Law Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Rutland County, Windsor County,
About the Job

Vermont Legal Aid is re-opening the search for a full-time Disability Law Attorney to work in the southern part of the state. The position is remote, until VLA changes its remote work policy this summer, after which it will be based out of either our Rutland or Springfield Offices.

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.

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 or eligible for admission by waiver.  In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Application deadline is May 31st. 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 hiring@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “DLP Staff Attorney May 2022.” Please let us know how you heard about this position. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/current-openings for additional information and job description.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We have developed both Core Values and a Diversity Statement that address our mission to bring more equity, diversity and inclusion into our organization:

We have a Racial Justice Committee that is actively involved in our hiring process, and staff training to address inequality, inequity, discrimination and the need for greater diversity and inclusion in our organization.

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