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Join Our Team of Incredible Advocates

Staff Attorney – Full Time

Disability Rights Vermont is Vermont’s Protection & Advocacy system. DRVT is expanding its legal team and looking to hire a staff attorney with 2-5 years of experience to assist in our advocacy of people with disabilities. Advocacy includes litigation, policy advocacy, outreach and monitoring, and public education.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft legal memoranda
  • Assist, advise, and represent clients with disabilities on a wide range of issues from discrimination, getting reasonable accommodations, remedying rights violations, and victims representation
  • Identify and review potential cases and develop advocacy strategies
  • Conduct outreach and monitoring
  • Draft reports, articles, and other publications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed to practice law in Vermont
  • 2-5 years legal experience
  • Litigation experience is a plus but not required (clerkship or fellowship experience also a plus)
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is a plus
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Compassionate, creative, and ability to maintain a good sense of humor
  • Supervisory or management skills are a plus

Salary competitive for a non-profit public interest legal work and based on experience and competitive benefit package. This position comes with an opportunity for growth within the organization.

To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in advocating for people with disabilities, resume, writing sample 10 pages or less, and contact information for 3 references to:

Nicole Chicoine (she/her)
Administrative Coordinator
nicole@disabilityrightsvt.org
141 Main St. / Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602

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