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    NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR VBA PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

    Nominations are now being received for the VBA’s annual Pro Bono Service Award.  The Pro Bono Service Award is given each year to one or more attorneys who have devoted themselves in an outstanding and meritorious way to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. The deadline to nominate an attorney for the pro bono award is Friday, February 9 by noon.   Click the heading for details.

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    Congratulations to MLK Poster-Essay Contest Winners!

    The VBA, in partnership with its Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division, sponsored a Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest to celebrate the life and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Middle school students were asked to create a poster and write a short essay interpreting what Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech means to them.  One winner and two runners-up were selected by the committee from many beautiful and thoughtful entries from throughout the state. Governor Scott and Chief Justice Reiber spoke to the winners and congratulated them at two ceremonies held on January 17th.  Click HERE for the full story and pictures and click the heading for the honorable mention posters!

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    Well-Thawed...Out!

    Once again, the VBA YLD delivered, with a spectacular Mid-Winter Thaw in Montreal!  Click HERE for pictures from this year’s YLD Thaw, including pictures of the winning “Big Dog of Ethics” team rep; reception sponsor and speaker VLS Dean McHenry; seminar presenters, attendees and Exhibitors; a mid-Thaw blizzard and of course, Keynote Speaker Mitch Wertlieb of VPR!  Thanks everyone for attending and see you next year!

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    What's the Buzz? Take Two

    Our latest blawg installment joins the 2017 reflection party and word cloud bandwagon.  What was the 2017 buzz and what's coming? Click HERE to read the current VBA blawg and see the year via image!

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    Legislators' Days 2017

    The VBA was pleased to once again co-host with the Judiciary a series of Legislators’ Days in the courts in 2017. Many legislators commented on how helpful it was to be able to observe court hearings, and to see, in action, the results of legislation they’d passed. They also appreciated the chance to visit with judges and bar members, to ask questions and to get information about issues affecting the courts and the bar.  Click HERE for the full story and for pictures from the events!