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Title:  Public Defender

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  3268
Department:  Defender General's Office

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate: 
How to Apply

Please respond by emailing a letter of interest and resume to Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager, at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov. This position will remain open until filled.


The over-arching duty of the Office of the Defender General remains the assurance that persons entitled to appointed counsel receive effective legal advocacy. For each client, public defenders are obligated to provide effective legal representation with reasonable diligence, promptness, and a zealous commitment to their interests.


Full-time criminal law practice. Successful applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a legal team that handles a very demanding caseload. This is an exempt position with State benefits.


Starting salary is approximately $55,000 to $67,000/year.

Minimum Requirements

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, and must have 1-3 years of criminal defense experience.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Vermont