Vermont Legal Aid seeks full-time Staff Attorney/Experienced Paralegal for Medical-Legal Partnership:
General responsibilities: interview prospective clients, assess legal problems, and provide legal advice; individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of clients; conduct factual investigations and analysis; legal research; prepare briefs and argue appeals; become proficient in law handled by the specific law project. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/MLP-staff-attorney for job description details.
Starting salary is $59,800+ for attorney/$48,200+ for paralegal, 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 have passed the UBE with a Vermont passing score. This position is based in our Burlington office. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.
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. VLA and LSV are equal opportunity employers committed to a discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace. Please see our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: https://www.vtlegalaid.org/commitment-diversity-inclusion
Application deadline is August 7, 2023. Your application should include a cover letter and resume, bar status (attorney only), writing sample, and three professional references with contact information, sent as a single PDF. Send your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, include in the subject line your name and “VLA MLP Attorney” August 2023. Please let us know how you heard about this position.
VLA has a standing Racial Justice Committee the meets regularly and hosts training and learning workshops to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion practices of our organizations in regard to our clients and staff. The VLA RJC has recommended this organization and others both within and without Vermont to advertise our positions to reach a larger and more diverse applicant pool. Please consider our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Statement: https://www.vtlegalaid.org/about-vla/diversity-inclusion