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 staff position.
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HEALTH CARE CONSUMER PROTECTION STAFF ATTORNEY

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time consumer protection attorney in its Health Care Advocate Project in its Montpelier office. The position offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a small policy team representing the public interest and shaping health care policy in a state that is at the cutting edge of health care reform.  

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Represent the public before the Green Mountain Care Board on health care related issues including health insurance rate review, hospital budget review, Accountable Care Organization budget review, certificates of need, and other regulatory matters;  
  • Analyze, monitor and comment on the development and implementation of federal and state laws, rules and policies relating to health care consumers;
  • With the Chief Health Care Advocate and policy team, develop public policy initiatives that promote access to affordable, high quality health care services for all Vermonters;
  • Work to increase public engagement in health care reform activities including public comment on laws, rules and policies affecting health care consumers; and
  • Make public presentations before the GMCB, other government agencies, legislators and other forums.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to universal access to health care. Demonstrated experience in health care policy, insurance law and public benefits is strongly preferred. Applicants must be comfortable reviewing quantitative materials and performing basic calculations. Applicants must also have a commitment to working in a participatory egalitarian management setting and have the ability to make decisions and solve problems creatively.

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Vermont, eligible for admission by waiver, or willing to sit for the next examination. 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 “HCA Application 2017” by April 28, 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.


STAFF ATTORNEY

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney in its Rutland office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of low-income Vermonters, elders, and those with disabilities.  Individual case work may include housing, health, consumer, government benefit programs, and individual rights.  The position also involves systemic reform projects and outreach to community partners.  Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services.  Some in-state travel required.   Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission on motion, or planning on taking the bar exam in July 2017.

Salary is $46,298 plus D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits. Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample as a single PDF with the subject line “Rutland Staff Attorney Application 2017” by May 22, 2017 to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Rose Wunrow.

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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.