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Title:  Public Defender

Application Deadline Date:  Do Not Apply Online - see instructions below
Req ID:  36502
Department:  Defender General's Office

Rutland, VT, US

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

How to Apply

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Application deadline: July 10, 2022.


The Office of the Public Defender in Rutland, Vermont has an immediate opening for a full-time public defender. This public defender will work in a staff office with four other attorneys, an investigator and two legal assistants. The primary focus is criminal law.

The successful candidate must be a current member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date. Applicants must have relevant legal experience or have a background in criminal law studies and student practice.

This is an exempt, full-time position located in Rutland, Vermont. Salary is 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.

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