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Title:  Appellate Attorney

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  36624
Department:  Defender General's Office

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample by Monday, July 25th to Gina Puls at


The Office of the Appellate Defender has an opening for a full-time appellate defender. This attorney will provide zealous and creative representation for indigent clients with criminal, delinquency, and child welfare cases before the Vermont Supreme Court and occasionally in the federal courts. This attorney will also advise and assist trial attorneys with issue identification, motion practice and interlocutory appeals, as well as develop and conduct trainings for trial attorneys. The Appellate Defenders are busy, client-centered, and committed to producing excellent work and achieving great results. The successful candidate must be similarly motivated and have top-notch writing and research skills and post-bar experience in appellate criminal or juvenile defense or in appellate representation of parents or children in child welfare cases. Applicants must be a current member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date.

This is an exempt, full-time position located in Montpelier, Vermont. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience.


Based upon qualifications and experience

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier