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    New Mortgage/Rent Assistance Programs

    The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) and the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) are each offering new assistance programs for mortgage payments and for rent to assist both landlords and tenants affected by COVID-19. Click the heading for more information about each.

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    Court Closing Dates in "BRACE" Courts

    The Judiciary has announced that all divisions in the Bennington, Rutland, Addison, Chittenden and Environmental Division will be closed from Monday, August 31 through Monday, September 7 in order to prepare for the transition to the Odyssey case management system roll out. Operations in those divisions will resume on Tuesday, September 8 (the day after the Labor Day holiday.)  Individual divisions within those units will also be closed on several additional dates in August for staff training. Click HERE for the complete announcement.


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    COVID-19 Resource Page for Attorneys!

    Please check out our new COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest resources regarding the Governor’s orders, Judiciary orders, emergency legislation, wellness, technology and employer resources and more, all in one place!  A new VBA COVID-19 Committee has been created to ascertain what COVID-19 issues are impacting the legal community. The Committee will be providing guidance regarding those issues, including resources such as best practice guides and trainings, providing wellness resources for attorneys, and recommending how the VBA or its members can answer the Governor’s call to serve. Click HERE for more information about the Committee. If you have questions or suggestions for the Committee, please email with “COVID-19 Committee” in the subject line.