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    Trial Academy Insights from the Executive Director

    I can’t thank enough the forty volunteers who contributed so much of their time and talents to the recent VBA Trial Academy, especially the judicial officers and trial practitioners who provided very helpful critiques throughout the day to individual practitioners in the ten separate mock trial courtrooms that were set up for the program. . . In light of recent publicity about the Trial Academy, I would like to offer three insights in the hopes that they’re helpful to persons who were not able to be there. Please click the heading for more insights from our ED.

     

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    Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Meeting on September 27-28 at the Equinox!

    In response to popular demand, the 2018 VBA Annual Meeting will be held on September 28 at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont.  In keeping with the Commission on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession recommendations, a number of different recreational activities and wellness programs will be offered in conjunction with the event this year. Registration is open and program details can be found on the ever-evolving event flyer at: www.vba.myevent.com.  Click the heading for more info about our newest board members, our officers and our ethics reception!

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    Nominations for the three State Bar seats on the Judicial Nominating Board will be on the VBA Annual Meeting Agenda on September 28

    Are you interested in running for one of the three bar seats on the Judicial Nominating Board?  At the VBA Annual Meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018, the members in attendance will nominate candidates for the three state bar seats on the Judicial Nominating Board. Elections for the three seats will be held early next year. One seat represents the "southern" counties (Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor).  A second seat represents the "northern" counties (Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington). The third seat is an at-large seat.  Click the heading for more about the process.

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    Casemaker Shines!

     
    As most of our members know, Casemaker is just one of the many benefits provided to VBA Members at no extra cost. Casemaker is a comprehensive on-line research library featuring Vermont state and federal court decisions, statutes, codes, rules of procedure, Green Mountain Care Board and Labor Relations Board decisions, state agency decisions, advisory ethic opinions and much more.  With complimentary Casemaker Pro (under the "features" tab), members have access to the Casemaker Digest, Case Check (a citator) and Citecheck, where you can upload a brief and have every citation analyzed!  What our members may not know is how Casemaker outperforms the alternative research library provided in a similar fashion in other states. Click HERE for the story.