Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time paralegal located in any of its five offices: Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, Springfield or St. Johnsbury. Responsibilities may include interviewing, advising, and advocating for clients, including written and oral communications, and assisting project attorneys with cases. Initially, paralegal with assist two projects trying to keep people housed; over time, paralegal may work in other projects with different job responsibilities.
We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. 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
Prior advocacy experience desirable. Knowledge of database software a plus. Bachelor’s degree or four years’ professional work experience required, or a comparable mix of education and experience; some weekend work and in-state travel necessary. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/work-at-vla for additional information and job description.
Base salary is $44,200, with starting salary determined by a candidate’s relevant skills and experience. Generous benefits package including four weeks paid vacation, retirement, and excellent health benefits. Opportunity for law firm study. Application deadline is March 7, 2023. Your application should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references, all combined into one pdf, sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Paralegal – March 2023” in the subject line. Please let us know how you heard about this position.
Our Racial Justice Committee has advised where to advertise in order to leverage outreach to the greater BIPOC community through organizations such as this. There is a member of the RJC who is part of each position's hiring team and attends the applicant screening and interviews. Please see our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: https://www.vtlegalaid.org/commitment-diversity-inclusion