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The Office of the Public Defender in St. Albans, Vermont has an opening for a full-time public defender. The office employs four other attorneys, an investigator, a case aide and a secretary. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of criminal or juvenile defense experience, or have a strong background in criminal law studies and student practice. They must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team that handles a very demanding caseload. Public Defenders in this office handle both criminal and family court, including delinquencies, CHINS, termination of parental rights, and youthful offender cases. This is an exempt, full-time position that will remain open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 and THE STATE'S HIRING FREEZE, THE HIRING DATE FOR THIS POSITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED AND IS UNCLEAR AT THIS TIME.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager.



NOTE:  If you are interested in an unpaid law student or attorney clerkship, please contact Appellate Defender Josh O’Hara.


Contact Information

Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05633-3301
(802) 828-3168
(802) 828-3163 (fax)

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