Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



56 Main Street
Suite 301
United States


Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney in its Elder Law Project in its Springfield, Vermont office. Responsibilities include: individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums primarily on behalf of low-income seniors. Case work includes the areas of elder abuse and exploitation, Medicaid, housing, guardianship, and government benefit programs, as well as representation of Medicare beneficiaries in administrative appeals and Medicare reform issues through systemic litigation in the federal courts. Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law, or legal services. Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission by waiver, or awaiting results of a bar exam recently taken. Some in-state travel required; must have personal vehicle.

Salary is $47,085 + D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits. Send cover letter, résumé, three references, and writing sample as a single PDF with the subject line “Elder Law Attorney Application 2018” by August 24, 2018 to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Betsy Whyte ( Visit our website at for complete application instructions.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants to share in their cover letters how they can further this goal.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement