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    Email Scam Reminder!

    It has come to our attention that several attorneys in Vermont have received emails from what looked to be from another attorney, by name, but were instead from questionable email addresses.  With permission, we provide the example of an email that comes from "Todd Schlossberg" with an attachment, but when checking the 'from' email address, it came from "Todd Schlossberg <cco.pune@ex.haierindia.com>." Please remember the following tips when reviewing your emails. First, always make sure the 'from' address is indeed the sender's address. Click the heading for more tips.

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    Two Upcoming Bench & Bar Listening Tour Dates

    The Bench and Bar Listening Tour continues with the next two events in Essex and Franklin/Grand Isle Counties. Join Chief Justice Reiber and VBA President Gary Franklin with presiding judges and county bar presidents in each county as they continue to provide the public with an opportunity to share their thoughts about the courts and the legal system. The Essex tour is Monday, November 19th at 5pm in the Lunenburg Town Hall and the Franklin/Grand-Isle tour is Monday, November 26th at 5pm at the Saint Albans Museum.  Light refreshments will be served.

     

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    Reappointment of Federal Public Defender Michael L. Desautels

    The current term of office of Federal Public Defender Michael L. Desautels, Federal Public Defender for the District of Vermont is due to expire on March 24, 2019. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the reappointment of Mr. Desautels to a new four-year term of office and has determined that he appears to merit reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.

     

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    Important Information for Notaries Public

    Commencing on December 1, 2018, the Office of Professional Regulation, under the Vermont Secretary of State, will be responsible for issuing and regulating Notary Public commissions instead of the Assistant Judges. Changes in the application and commission process are based on Act 160: An Act relating to regulating Notaries Public, which was signed into law by the Governor on May 22, 2018. Click the heading for more info.

     

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest

    The VBA Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division are co-sponsoring the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest for Vermont Middle School Students, to celebrate the life and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participating middle school students will create a poster and write a short essay interpreting the quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2018, so please click the heading for more information!

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    Fall for Pro Bono!

    It’s pro bono week! Here at the VBA, we were so darned excited about celebrating pro bono week, we started a week early!  What better way to celebrate what lawyers do for their clients and their communities than to host a conference highlighting pro bono? Our bi-annual pro bono conference took place last Thursday in the height of beautiful fall foliage, with the dual theme of Fall for Pro Bono and Representing Vulnerable Vermonters. Click HERE for the full story and pictures!