Staff Attorney

Vermont Legal Aid is seeking several full-time staff attorneys to work in various areas of its practice, including housing, disability, government benefits, discrimination, and disability law.

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 interviewing clients, factual investigation and analysis, legal research when appropriate, preparation of legal documents, pleadings and motions, consultation and collaboration with other Project attorneys, representation at hearings and trials, and systemic reform work as appropriate.

The position is remote until VLA changes its remote work policy; however, the position will eventually be based out of one of our offices located in Burlington, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, and Springfield. In-state travel in a personal vehicle required.

Starting salary is $57,500, 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 or eligible for admission by waiver. 

Application deadline is January 24. 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 with the subject line “Staff Attorney Jan 2022.” Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Staff Attorney Job Description

Specific project job descriptions:  Disability Law Project (DLP);  Homeowner Legal Assistance Project (HLAP)Housing for Everyone Law Project (HELP)

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 “Staff Attorney Jan 2022.”

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.