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about pro bono aspirations and opportunities and how to celebrate Pro Bono Week! Click HERE
From the Blawg: ... Nationally, the ABA has found that 40% of low and moderate income households have legal problems but that only 20% of those legal needs are being met. Legal services are needed, so why not help?
As so aptly put by Anne Frank, “No one has ever become poor by giving.”... READ
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Annual Meeting at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, including the members and judges who attended, the excellent presenters, our generous sponsors, loyal exhibitors, and dedicated staff who made it all happen so smoothly, we are very grateful! Pictured to the left are Speaker Shap Smith and Addison County State Representative Willem Jewett, who received President’s Awards from VBA Board President Mike Kennedy for their service as lawyer/legislators. For more details about the event and more photos, please click HERE.
Thank you so much to Justices Reiber, Dooley and Robinson and Judges Mello and Waples for an informative, engaging and varied presentation on the Constitution and Citizenship. Thanks to VBA President Kennedy for moderating and our Executive Director Corsones for all her hard work and great refreshments! The presentation is available HERE.
To view more pictures of the event, please view our Facebook page HERE
The Vermont Bar Association is pleased to announce the creation of its newest section, entitled the VBA Diversity Section. Superior Court Judge Nancy Waples is the Section Chair, and welcomes any VBA members as members of the new section. If you would like to join the VBA Diversity Section, click here, or call the office at 802-223-2020.
A CLE offering that the Diversity Section is planning for the March Mid-Year Meeting at the Equinox in Manchester will provide education and resources about the topic of implicit biases in the justice system. As with all VBA sections, joining the section will automatically add you to the section list serve if you would like to be kept abreast of happenings in the new section. Please contact Teri Corsones at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks very much!