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    VBA's First Annual Trial Academy a Success!

    Thanks to the invaluable contributions of many, including presiding judges from the federal, state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; Vermont Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers; VBA Young Lawyers Division members and volunteers from the Consumer Assistance Program and the Vermont Law School, the 1st Annual VBA Trial Academy was roundly applauded by all who were involved in the day-long program on July 21. Click HERE for the full story and pictures from the event.

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    Meet Me in Montpelier!

    Past President Dan Richardson recently shared a link on Facebook linking an article in the Boston Globe about how perfect Montpelier is for Bostonians to take a weekend sojourn.  Between all the food, sights, friendly faces and outdoor activities, it really is a perfect weekend getaway.  Just passing my one-year anniversary here at the VBA, I still contend that it is also the perfect place to work.  No longer can it be shiny object syndrome, a year later, and Montpelier is still tops! Click HERE for the rest of the blawg and PHOTOS!

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    May the Forest Be with You!

    A CLE in the making in VBA Member Sarah Tischler’s mind since 1998, the Woodlands CLE this Wednesday was well worth the wait.  We had a packed room with a fully engaged audience who stayed nearly 30 minutes past the scheduled end...Said one member with a smile, “This is one of the most relevant CLE’s I have ever been to.”  Click HERE for more about this CLE on Vermont's forests and about Vermont's beauty.

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    Legislative Overview

    Please click the heading for a legislative overview of the session.  Some bills become effective 7/1, so check this summary for any legislation from this year's session affecting your area of practice. Each bullet contains a hyperlink to the bill or act.