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Open Position: Paralegal

Interested in helping our nationally recognized nonprofit organization conserve Vermont’s farms and forests? We are looking for a full-time paralegal to join our legal team at our Montpelier office. This is a vital position at VLT, responsible for coordinating our land conservation legal activities in close collaboration with others.

Our new Paralegal will:

  • draft (using standard forms) purchase and sales agreements, conservation easements, pledge agreements, deeds, and related tax and legal documents;
  • review title opinions and title insurance commitments and policies;
  • prepare pre-closing memoranda and settlement statements for review;
  • communicate with landowners, their attorneys, government agencies, and VLT staff;
  • coordinate numerous multi-faceted real estate transactions from funding through closing;
  • solve problems in an efficient, positive, and collaborative manner, while meeting deadlines and building relationships with staff and partners;
  • participate in a team approach to building systems for the delivery of high-quality legal services; and
  • bring a desire to learn and grow to the workplace.

We’re looking for a candidate with a bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate, plus relevant experience in real estate law. Strong time management, communication, legal writing, editing, analytical and proofing skills are essential. Annual salary of $40,025 plus an excellent benefits package.

Application Information

To apply, send your cover letter and resume by August 22, 2014 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please let us know how you learned about this position

VLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Vermont Land Trust

The Vermont Land Trust (VLT) is a member-supported, nonprofit land conservation organization operating five regional offices throughout the state. Since 1977, VLT has permanently conserved more than 1,800 parcels of land covering 540,000 acres, or nearly nine percent of the private, undeveloped land in the state. The conserved land includes more than 800 working farms, hundreds of thousands of acres of productive forestland, and numerous parcels of community land. VLT provides technical and legal assistance to individuals, communities and local land trusts to help them achieve their conservation objectives. The VLT stewardship program is responsible for long-term monitoring of easements to ensure that the conservation goals are upheld in perpetuity. This conservation work changes the lives of families, invigorates farms, launches new businesses, maintains scenic vistas, encourages recreational opportunities, and fosters a renewed sense of community.



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