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    VBA's Annual Legislators' Reception

    The VBA hosted its annual Legislators’ Reception on January 29th 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 gallery glimpse into this successful event.

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    Congratulations to President-Elect Bob Fletcher and all the Nominees!

    The VBA Nominating Committee met on December 13, 2019 and recommended that Robert Fletcher become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers.The Nominating Committee also recommended that Katelyn Atwood, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Kelsey Bain vs. James Rodgers, incumbent and Alexandrea Nelson vs. Alfonso Villegas. The Treasurer and Secretary seats would remain unchanged. Regarding the VBA Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, the Nominating Committee accepted nominations for a contested election between Fritz Langrock and Eleanor Spottswood. Statements of interest and head shots for each of the non-officer nominees are HERE. The Nominating Committee Report is HERE 

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    Congratulations to Our Third Annual MLK, Jr. Poster/Essay Contest Winners!

    The Vermont Bar Association, in partnership with its Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division, sponsored its third annual 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 “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it’s the presence of justice” quote means to them. One winner and two runners-up were selected by the committee from the creative and thoughtful entries from all over the state. Click HERE for the full story and for loads of pictures of these amazing kids at the ceremonies!