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    Who Wants to Be a Lawyer?

    Maybe these kids! Annika Green and Jennifer Emens-Butler went to U-32 this week to speak with Sophomores and Juniors for career day. On Your Own: Your Legal Rights at 18 booklets and pocket constitutions in hand, Annika and Jennifer told the two groups of kids all about the education prerequisites and the practice of law in Vermont. Students asked pointed questions about how lawyers in tough fields take care of their own personal wellness--an astute and timely observation-- and also how they handle their own biases in difficult cases...Why not take the time to inspire our youth about the fascinating, rewarding, noble, challenging and fun (yes fun!) practice of law? The VBA will see you there.Click HERE for more!

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    Governor Scott Selects Two New Judges

    Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady of Dover and Lisa Warren of Waterford have been appointed to the Superior Court bench. McDonald-Cady replaces former Superior Judge David Howard and will be assigned to the west region of the Superior Court, primarily in Rutland and Bennington counties. Warren replaces former Superior Judge Dennis Pearson, and will be assigned to the north region, consisting of the Northeast Kingdom and Washington County. Click the heading for Governor Scott's press release.

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    A Comedy Tonight and More!

    There really was something for everyone at the VBA Annual Meeting and Basic Skills events last week.  From the Night at the Improv, to the CLE's, to networking to great food!  Smiles were shared, prizes were won, bellies were stuffed, cases were analyzed and collective wisdom grew as attendees enjoyed our 141st VBA Annual Meeting. Click HERE for loads of pictures and the full scoop!

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    Young Lawyers Division hosts another “Dinner with a Judge”

    As pictured, nine lucky YLD members had dinner with Judge Helen Toor and Judge Thomas Durkin in Burlington on Monday night as part of the YLD’s Dinner with a Judge series.  This session followed a May dinner in the NEK with now-retired Justice Marilyn Skoglund and a dinner last year in Rutland with Chief Justice Paul Reiber and US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Peter Hall.  Stay tuned for the YLD’s next Dinner with a Judge event! Make sure you join the division on VBA Connect!

     

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    Character & Fitness Committee Notice

    The Character & Fitness Committee is charged with determining the moral character and fitness of applicants to the Vermont Bar. The Committee would like to have a list of attorneys willing to represent applicants who request a hearing before the Committee. If you are interested in being on the list, please contact Licensing Counsel Andrew Strauss at andrew.strauss@vermont.gov or at 1-802-951-0139. Also, the Committee currently has a vacancy for a lay person member. The term is for three years. If you know of a lay person interested in serving on the Committee, please ask the person to contact Andrew Strauss. Click the heading for more information about representing applicants before the Committee or about serving on the Committee.