Staff Attorney

Legal Services Vermont
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Legal Services Vermont is looking to fill a full-time position for a Staff Attorney.  We are an innovative non-profit law firm that provides civil legal services to a broad spectrum of low-income clients in a high volume practice.  Our advocates represent individual clients, participate in court clinics and also staff our helpline to screen new clients and provide legal advice.  Working closely with Vermont Legal Aid, we help low-income Vermonters resolve their civil legal issues.

We are seeking an advocate to work in our core service areas, with a focus on housing and eviction cases.  Job duties include individual client representation, assisting clients on our helpline, and other legal assistance projects.

We are looking for candidates with: strong writing skills; the ability to communicate in a broad range of professional and social contexts; the ability to handle a large caseload; a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and public interest advocacy; the ability to work with a diverse clientele; and a collaborative work style.  Litigation experience preferred but not required. Attorney applicants should be licensed to practice law in Vermont or committed to obtaining licensure at the first available opportunity.  The position is based in Burlington, but some travel may be required.

Application deadline is August 7, 2023.  Your application should include a cover letter and resume, sent as a single PDF.  Send your application by e-mail to Sara Zeno at with the subject line “Hiring Opportunity.”  Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and culturally competent staff to serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our client communities.

Wage or Salary
Base starting salary is $59,800, with salary credit given for relevant experience, and an excellent benefits package.