Appellate Attorney

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Job location
6 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Defender General
Street address: 
6 Baldwin Street
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

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.

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

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample by Monday, July 25.


Applicants must be a current member in good standing of the Vermont bar or eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date.

To apply: 

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Monday, July 25, 2022