Vermont Legal Aid seeks three full-time paralegals.
- One paralegal will split their time working with clients who have legal issues related to their disabilities (Disability Law Project) or to a crime they experienced (Victims Rights Project), and will be located in our Springfield office. Job Description
- One paralegal will work with the Director of the Disability Law Project to create and pilot an Office of Advocates for persons with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and can be located in any of our five offices. Job Description
- One paralegal will work in the Medicare Advocacy Project representing Medicare beneficiaries in administrative appeals within the Elder Law Project, and can be located in our Burlington, Montpelier or Springfield offices. Job Description
Responsibilities may include interviewing, advising, and advocating for clients, including written and oral communications, participating in court hearings, conducting administrative hearings and appeals, organizing and maintaining large sets of documents, and assisting project attorneys with cases.
We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. Please see our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Statement.
Prior advocacy experience desirable. Knowledge of database software a plus. Bachelor’s degree or four years’ professional work experience required, or a comparable mix of education and experience. Some weekend work and in-state travel necessary.
Base salary is $44,200, with starting salary determined by a candidate’s relevant skills and experience. Generous benefits package including four weeks paid vacation, retirement, and excellent health benefits. Opportunity for law firm study.
Application deadline is June 11, 2023. Your application should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references, all combined into one pdf, sent by e-mail to email@example.com with “Paralegal – June 2023” in the subject line. Please let us know how you heard about this position.