Disability Law Staff Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time Disability Law Attorney to work out of our Rutland office.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.

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. For more information, read the Disability Rights Project (DLP) Staff Attorney job description.

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 planning to take the July Vermont or UBE bar exam.  In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Application deadline is February 3rd. 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 hiring@vtlegalaid.org with the subject line “DLP Staff Attorney January 2023.” Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Read about VLA’s core values and commitment to diversity and inclusion at work at: VLA Core Values and VLA Diversity Statement and our services for clients at VTlawhelp.org(link is external).

Application Submission Instructions

Your application should include the following four components, in order, sent as a single PDF. The PDF document should be entitled “YourLastName YourFirstName.pdf.”  Applications must be emailed with the subject line “DLP Staff Attorney January 2023.”

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. 

2. A Current Resume including bar status if not disclosed in your cover letter

3. References

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

4. Writing Sample

Writing samples should generally be between 5-10 pages. If your writing sample is longer, an excerpt of that piece is fine.