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    Successful 2nd Annual VBA Trial Academy!

    Over 40 volunteers made the VBA’s Second Annual Trial Academy a huge success!  We were so fortunate to have invaluable contributions from presiding judges from the federal, state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; Vermont Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers and Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates; VBA Young Lawyers Division members serving as witnesses; and volunteer student timekeepers from the Vermont Law School.  

    Click HERE for the full story and pictures!

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    Vermont Labor Relations Board Seeks to Fill One Vacancy

    The Vermont Commissioner of Labor, on behalf of the Labor Board Review Panel, will be accepting nominations from persons interested in serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board.  The deadline for the receipt of nominations is Friday, July 27, 2018.


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    New Law Requires Sexual Harassment Complaints to be Sent to AG

    Click the heading for an important notice from Attorney General T. J. Donovan.  Under Act 183, which goes into effect July 1, 2018, notice of all sexual harassment complaints filed in court must be sent to the AG's office and the Human Rights Commission.

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    2018 Legislative Overview

    The VBA followed a number of bills affecting the bar and the courts this legislative session.  Please click the heading for a summary of the enacted legislation and please note that many have July 1, 2018 effective dates!

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    Courtrooms Closing Daily at Noon and at 4:20 pm

    Chief Superior Judge Brian Grearson has sent a message out to judges and to courts to address the issue of hearings extending into the noon hour and after 4:30 p.m. He has asked that the VBA help get the word out to attorneys, so that everyone is aware that courtrooms will be closed daily at noon and at 4:20 p.m., except in cases involving jury selection and jury trials. Click the heading for the full text of his message.