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Prisoners' Rights Attorney
The over-arching duty of the Office of the Defender General (ODG) 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. The Prisoners’ Rights Office (PRO) is the division of the ODG charged with protecting and enforcing the rights of incarcerated persons and people serving sentences of community supervision. In practice, PRO addresses a wide range of issues, including post-conviction relief, furlough, parole, supervised community sentence eligibility and violations, healthcare, prison discipline, and sentence calculation. PRO attorneys represent clients in court and in administrative hearings. PRO is staffed by four full-time attorneys, two investigators and a legal assistant. Vermont’s civil courts appoint PRO to represent prisoners in all cases challenging the fact, length, or conditions of confinement. The attorneys have up to 100 active cases at a time. As a high-volume practice addressing such a wide array of legal issues, PRO is a fast-paced and challenging, but incredibly rewarding, place to work.
Position: Prisoners' Rights Attorney
Organization: Office of the Defender General
Location: Montpelier,  VT 
United States
Salary: Based on experience up to $85,000
Posting Start Date: 11/30/2021
Date Posted: 11/30/2021
Requirements Knowledge of both criminal law and civil procedure a plus. Compassion, humor, and common sense are essential. Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Vermont bar or be eligible to obtain admission by waiver by the start date. Anticipated start date in early 2022. State position with full benefits. In-person office work required.

Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, December 27th to Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/28/2022
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Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor

Montpelier,  VT 05633-3301
United States
Mary Deaett, HR & Program Manager