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Office of the Defender General – Staff Attorney – Burlington

The Office of the Public Defender in Burlington, Vermont has an opening for a full-time criminal defense attorney. The Chittenden County Public Defender’s Office is a busy office with ten attorneys, three investigators, two legal assistants, and an administrative services coordinator. The successful candidate is required to be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver. Prior relevant legal practice or background in criminal law is preferred.

Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience and will follow the Office of the Defender General Pay Plan.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Jess Martin, HR & Program Manager, at Deadline has been extended. If you see this ad, we are still accepting applications. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


NOTE:  If you are interested in an unpaid law student or attorney clerkship, please contact Appellate Defender Briana Hauser.  If you are interested in an internship in the Chittenden Public Defender's Office, please contact Josh O'Hara, Supervising Attorney.


External Job Opportunities

DISCLAIMER:  The ODG advertises job opportunities that are available across the system with our primary public defense contractors, assigned counsel contractors, and other contractors as a courtesy to those contractors, for the benefit of the system, and those who would like to be part of it. Unless expressly stated positions advertised here are NOT STATE POSITIONS, they do not come with state benefits, and the decision whether or not to hire is the sole responsibility of the contractor listed in the advertisement.