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Public Defender

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 administrative staff.


The over-arching duty of all public defender offices in Vermont remains the assurance that persons entitled to appointed counsel receive effective legal advocacy. For each client, we are obligated to provide effective legal representation with reasonable diligence, promptness, and a zealous commitment to their interests. As part of the criminal justice system, we must provide representation in a cost-efficient manner, thereby serving not only our clients, but all citizens of the State of Vermont.

This position is part of the Office of the Defender General, Vermont's statewide public defense system. Attorney will be a State of Vermont exempt employee with full State benefits.


Position: Public Defender
Organization: Office of the Public Defender
Location: Brattleboro,  VT 
United States
Salary: $54,000 to $70,000
Posting Start Date: 7/2/2019
Date Posted: 7/2/2019
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. Applicants must have 1-5 years of relevant legal experience, or have a background in criminal law studies and student practice.

Email cover letter and resume by Friday, August 9th to Mary Deaett, Human Resources and Program Manager, at Mary.Deaett@vermont.gov.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/30/2019
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Office of the Public Defender

Brattleboro,  VT 05401
United States
Mary Deaett