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    Nominate a Worthy Colleague for the Pro Bono Service Award!

    We all know attorneys who have donated many pro bono hours to help disadvantaged Vermonters. Now is the time to recognize those generous colleagues for their good work. Nominations are now being accepted for the VBA’s annual Pro Bono Service Award. The award is given each year to one or more attorneys who have devoted themselves in an outstanding and meritorious way to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Nominations for the pro bono award may be made by attorneys, judges, clients or law office staff. The deadline to nominate an attorney for the pro bono award is Friday, February 14 by noon. Click the headline for more info!


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    Congratulations to President-Elect Bob Fletcher and all the Nominees!

    The VBA Nominating Committee met on December 13, 2019 and recommended that Robert Fletcher become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers.The Nominating Committee also recommended that Katelyn Atwood, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Kelsey Bain vs. James Rodgers, incumbent and Alexandrea Nelson vs. Alfonso Villegas. The Treasurer and Secretary seats would remain unchanged. Regarding the VBA Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, the Nominating Committee accepted nominations for a contested election between Fritz Langrock and Eleanor Spottswood. Statements of interest and head shots for each of the non-officer nominees are HERE. The Nominating Committee Report is HERE 

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    Justice Cohen Sworn In

    Governor Phil Scott swore in Superior Court Judge William D. Cohen of Rutland, Vermont as a Vermont Supreme Court Justice before a packed courtroom at the Rutland County Courthouse on December 19, 2019. Justice Cohen replaces former Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Skoglund on the Supreme Court, starting work in Montpelier on December 23. “I have no doubt that Judge Cohen has the experience, the temperament and the management skills to fit right in and excel in his new role,” Governor Scott said of Cohen. Click HERE for the full story and pictures!