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    Welcome Legislators!

    Time for another “a picture is worth 1,000 words” blog!  The VBA hosted a Legislators’ Reception on January 18th in the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse.  The event was very well attended as the pictures demonstrate.  Hopefully the pictures also show the perfect mix of food, drink, smiles and meaningful conversations among the attendees. Click HERE for our blawg and a gallery glimpse into this successful event.

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    THIS JUST IN! Vermont Supreme Court rules on challenge regarding successor justice appointment

    The Vermont Supreme Court issued its ruling today holding that Governor Shumlin is not constitutionally authorized to appoint Dooley's successor.  Click the heading for more.

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    Legislative Session ALERT -- Check out today's Legislative Blawg!

    Our Government Relations Coordinator, Bob Paolini, has posted his first legislative blawg entry of the season.  Check out his first day post and the early House Committee assignments on his blawg, HERE.  Continue to check the orange square 'blog' button at the bottom of our page throughout the session for his legislative updates or visit www.vbalegislativeblawg.blogspot.com

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    Swearing-in Ceremony for new judges Fenster and Mann!

    Governor Shumlin swore in, as Superior Court judges, both former VBA President and Addison County State’s Attorney, David Fenster and VBA Member and Rutland practitioner, Elizabeth Mann at the Statehouse in Montpelier today.  Shumlin remarked that Mann and Fenster were chosen because of their grace, dignity, compassion, commitment to the law and good judgment. ...The Governor said: “Dispensing justice doesn’t mean that you are powerful; it means that you care.”  CLICK HERE for more and for photos from the event!

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    Teri Corsones on Comcast Newsmakers!

    Check out VBA's own Teri Corsones with a segment on Comcast Newsmakers about the VBA, filmed at The Paramount, in Rutland, VT.  Click here to watch the 5-minute video: Comcast Newsmakers!

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    Update from VDOT on myVTax and PTTRs!

    If you know what all of the above acronyms stand for, then this news item is for YOU!  Click the heading for an update from VDOT itself on the progress with the glitches and the fixes to the new myVTax online site for Property Transfer Tax and Land Gains Tax returns.

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    Governor Shumlin Appoints 2 Superior Court Judges

    Congratulations to former VBA President David Fenster and Attorney Elizabeth Mann on their appointments to the Superior Court Bench.