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    Slate of Candidates Chosen for Mid-Year Meeting

    The report of the nominating committee has recommended that Elizabeth Kruska become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers, that David G. Carpenter, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Andrew D. Manitsky, incumbent vs. Doug DiSabito and Meghan Purvee vs. Molly Gray. The Treasurer and Secretary seats would remain unchanged. Click HERE for more information on our VBA Board Elections to be conducted at the Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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    Paul Gillies Book Launch

    Our very own Vermont Bar Journal Ruminations author, Paul Gillies, has just released his latest book, "The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont." The Vermont Historical Society, publisher, will be hosting a book launch celebration, complete with book signings and a talk by Paul Gillies this Tuesday, February 26th from 4:30 to 6:00pm at the Vermont Supreme Court.  Click the heading for more info!

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    The Next Two Bench & Bar Listening Tour Dates

    The Bench and Bar Listening Tour continues with the next two events in Grand Isle and Lamoille Counties. Join Chief Justice Reiber and VBA President Gary Franklin with Grand Isle presiding judge Robert Mello and Franklin/Grand Isle County bar president Hon Vaughn Comeau and with Lamoille presiding judge Megan Shafritz and Lamoille County bar president Leslie Black as they continue to provide the public with an opportunity to share their thoughts about the courts and the legal system. The Grand Isle Tour is March 20th from 5pm to 6pm at the Grand Isle Sheriff's Department in Grand Isle and the Lamoille Tour is March 25th from 5pm to 6pm at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. Light refreshments will be served. 

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    Congratulations to Our 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 quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice” means to them.  One winner and two runners-up were selected by the committee from the many creative and thoughtful entries received from all over the state. Check out our BLAWG installment for the full story and pictures from the ceremonies! And click HERE to see all of the honorable mention entries.