Staff Attorneys

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Rutland County, Washington County, Windham County,
About the Job

Vermont Legal Aid seeks full-time Staff Attorneys for our Disability Law Project, Elder Law Project, Medical-Legal Partnership, Mental Health Law Project, and Victims’ Rights Project

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 Statement.

General responsibilities: interview prospective clients, assess legal problems, and identify 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.

Additional job description details:
Disability Law Project Staff Attorney – located in Rutland or Springfield, VT
Elder Law Project Staff Attorney – located in Burlington, Montpelier or St. Johnsbury, VT
Medical-Legal Partnership Staff Attorney – located in Burlington, VT
Mental Health Law Project Staff Attorney – located in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland or Springfield, VT
Victims Rights Project Staff Attorney – located in Burlington, VT

Information about specific law projects.

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 have passed the UBE with a Vermont passing score. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Application deadline is March 28, 2023. Positions open until filled. 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 sends e-mail), include in the subject line your name, which project(s) you are applying for, and April 2023. Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We have a Racial Justice Committee involved in each step of our hiring process, from the creation of job descriptions and postings, to screening and interviews.

Our Racial Justice Committee meets monthly, all staff are welcome to attend, and they inform racial justice training for all staff throughout the year.

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