Disability Law Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid is opening the search for a full-time Disability Law Attorney in our Montpelier office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of persons with disabilities.  Case work is primarily in the area of disability-based discrimination, special education, government benefit programs, guardianship, and other areas concerning individual rights.  Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission on motion, or planning on taking the bar exam in February 2018. Salary is $47,085 plus D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits.

Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample as a single PDF with the subject line "Disability Law Attorney Application" to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director c/o Rose Wunrow no later than October 6, 2017.


Application Submission Instructions: Your application should include the following four components, in order, sent as a single PDF.  The PDF document must be entitled “YourLastName YourFirstName.pdf”.  Applications must be emailed to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Rose Wunrow with the subject line “Disability Law Attorney Application."

Application Components:

1. Cover Letter

Your cover letter should address how you believe your knowledge, training and experience prepare you for success in this position.  Why are you are interested in working with disadvantaged clients in Vermont?  How can you help us respond to the needs of our increasingly diverse population?

2. A Current Resume

3. References

Please provide the phone numbers and email addresses of three academic or professional references.  

4. Writing Sample 

Please provide a sample of expository writing.  While there is no page limit, excerpts of long briefs or articles are sufficient.   


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