Disability Law Staff Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Rutland County,
About the Job


Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time Disability Law Attorney to work out of our Rutland office.

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 $59,800+, 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 February Vermont or UBE bar exam.  In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Application deadline is February 3, 2023. 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 January 2023.” Please let us know how you heard about this position. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/dlp-attorney-january-2023 for additional information and job description.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

VLA has a Racial Justice Committee involved in training staff in bias, social justice, diversity and inclusion. They have a representative who attends and participates all hiring events from screening to interviews.

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