Current Openings

We do not hire practicing attorneys for paralegal advocate and ombudsman positions. Attorneys are welcome to apply for our attorney openings only.


We are currently seeking applications for the below position.
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STAFF ATTORNEY

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time temporary staff attorney in its Elder Law Project.  The position will be located in either Burlington or Springfield, Vermont and will run through at least December 31st.   Responsibilities will be focused on representing Medicare beneficiaries in administrative appeals, as well as other advocacy on behalf of low-income Vermont seniors.  Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services.  Applicants admitted to practice in Vermont preferred. Some in-state travel required.  Salary is $46,298 + D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits. 

Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample as a single PDF with the subject line “Medicare Advocacy Attorney Application 2017” by July 5, 2017 to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Rose Wunrow.

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HEALTH LAW ADVOCATE

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time advocate in its Office of the Health Care Advocate Project located in Burlington.  Responsibilities include: investigating and resolving complaints and questions from Vermonters regarding health insurance and health care; advising consumers about their rights and responsibilities; assisting beneficiaries with appeals, and maintaining case records.  A successful candidate must be able to work on a team, doing extensive telephone work in a busy environment.  The position requires excellent communication and research skills as well as the ability to learn quickly.  Prior health care, human services, health insurance or advocacy experience, and commitment to social justice are desirable.  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

Starting salary $34,333+DOE, four weeks paid vacation and excellent fringe benefits. Send your cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample as a single PDF file to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director c/o Rose Wunrow by July 5, 2017.

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SECRETARY/OFFICE MANAGER

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a highly-organized person for full-time position with its Mental Health Law Project located in downtown Montpelier.  Responsibilities include data entry, maintenance of database and other office systems, typing, client screening and general clerical duties.  Experience with computers and Microsoft Word required.  Excellent benefits including four weeks’ vacation, starting salary $30,172+ DOE.

Send resume with letter of interest and contact information for two references by July 5, 2017 to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director (c/o Rose Wunrow).

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VERMONT LEGAL AID VISTA

Vermont Legal Aid seeks one full-time SerVermont AmeriCorps VISTA to serve in its Burlington office, from August 28, 2017 - August 27, 2018. The VISTA will support VLA’s mission by building organizational capacity to develop and sustain a Community Legal Education Project. Community Legal Education promotes the principle of equal access to justice by recognizing that legal awareness and education is a crucial component of creating a just legal system responsive to people living in poverty. CLE is based in popular education and adult learning approaches to social justice that emphasize the role of education in building community and individual empowerment in the fight against poverty. In 2017-2018, the VISTA will assist VLA staff in developing Community Legal Education projects; hold forums to educate VLA staff members on CLE best practices; and help develop accessible legal education outreach materials. The VISTA will work to establish and nurture relationships with community organizations and service providers from around the state who serve the target populations in order to advance and sustain the CLE project. Applications are accepted from April 1 to July 31.

For more information about program benefits, the living allowance provided by AmeriCorps, and how to apply, click here to visit the listing page on the My AmeriCorps site, or click here to visit the listing page on the Service Year site.


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants to share in their cover letters how they can further this goal.