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Title:  Vermont General Assembly - Law Clerk

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online see instructions below
Req ID:  40581
Department:  Legislative Offices

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.00

How to Apply

**Please do not apply Online**. To apply, please submit in Word or PDF format a resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications by e-mail to:

Application Deadline:  Oct 7, 2022.


The Office of Legislative Counsel seeks to hire a Law Clerk to support the attorneys in the Office of Legislative Counsel, whose mission is to provide nonpartisan legal advice and services to the Vermont General Assembly.  The Law Clerk will support attorneys working on many legal and policy issues, including topics related to agriculture, natural resources, fish and wildlife, municipal law, government operations, and alcoholic beverages.


This position is located in Montpelier, VT, and is full-time, temporary, and does not include health benefits.  This position may require late-night and early-morning coverage as needed when the General Assembly is in session (January–May).  Minimum starting salary of $25.00/hour with adjustments based on qualifications and experience.  This position will start in early November with an anticipated end date of mid to late June 2023.

Minimum Requirements

Required Education/Experience:

  • Law degree or equivalent legal experience is required
  • Admission to the Vermont Bar is preferred

Required Proficiencies:

  • Strong research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to perform at the highest level under pressure
  • Adept at working effectively both independently and as a team member in an environment that is fast paced and demanding
  • Ability to provide nonpartisan services and to refrain from political activity or advocacy on issues within the jurisdiction of the Vermont General Assembly

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