Temporary Positions

Posted June 22, 2020


Several Temporary Positions:

  • Legal Helpline Community Advocate / Paralegal
  • Staff Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid and Legal Services Vermont seek to hire several temporary, full-time positions for Staff Attorneys and/or Legal Helpline Community Advocates/Paralegals. We are adding several advocates to our staff to meet the community’s need for legal help resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are equal opportunity employers committed to building a diverse and culturally competent staff to serve our increasingly diverse client community. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how you can further this goal.

We are seeking staff to fill positions in the following areas:

  • Housing, Eviction Defense, and Homelessness Prevention (staff attorney position)
  • General Poverty Law including unemployment compensation, public benefits, consumer law, and family law (staff attorney position)
  • Providing information, referral, and legal assistance on our Helpline (community advocate or staff attorney position)

Temporary hires will be placed within either Vermont Legal Aid or Legal Services Vermont. All positions will be on a temporary contract through December 2020, with duration depending on the availability of funding.

We are looking for candidates with the ability to communicate in a diverse range of professional, cultural, and community contexts, strong writing skills, the ability to handle a large caseload, a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and social justice advocacy, and a collaborative work style. 

Staff may be asked to work remotely due to the pandemic, however the positions will be based out of one of our offices, which are located in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, and Springfield. Some in-state travel may be required.

Starting (annualized) salary is $51,893 for an attorney, $37,902 for a community advocate/paralegal, with salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation (prorated for length of contract), retirement, and excellent health benefits. Attorney applicants should be licensed to practice law in Vermont. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application should include a cover letter and resume, sent as a single PDF, and indicate your interest in one or more of the work areas above. Send your application by e-mail to Betsy Whyte at bwhyte@vtlegalaid.orgwith the subject line “COVID Response Hiring.”  Please let us know how you heard about this position.