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    Volunteer Poll Workers Wanted!

    Because many Vermont poll workers may have concerns about working in-person at polling stations in November, the VBA and the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office are partnering to encourage willing lawyers and law students to contact their local town or city clerk’s offices to volunteer as poll workers for the November elections. Click the heading for more info.

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    Legislative Committee Urges Delay of E-File Rollout

    On Friday, August 28 the Legislative Committee on Judicial Rules sent the attached LETTER and ADDENDUM to Chief Justice Reiber and to Court Administrator Patricia Gabel, urging a delay of the rollout of the Odyssey e-filing system to the Bennington, Rutland , Addison and Chittenden Units and to the Environmental Division until the e-filing issues present in the Windham, Windsor and Orange Units are resolved, and until training for the rollout is improved. Click the heading for more details and follow up information to the “H.961 Includes VBA Filing Recommendations” Bar News story from early July.

     

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    Job Board Posts - VT Bar Examinees

    Due to COVID-19 challenges, the 2020 Vermont Bar Exam has been postponed to October 5-6 and will be held remotely. In an effort to support this year’s examinees and to facilitate connections between examinees and legal employers, the VBA is posting letters of interest and resumes for examinees who wish to practice in Vermont. Click HERE for the posts submitted to date; the posts will be continually updated as they come in. Good luck to the examinees!

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    COVID-19 Resource Page for Attorneys!

    Please check out our new COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest resources regarding the Governor’s orders, Judiciary orders, emergency legislation, wellness, technology and employer resources and more, all in one place!  A new VBA COVID-19 Committee has been created to ascertain what COVID-19 issues are impacting the legal community. The Committee will be providing guidance regarding those issues, including resources such as best practice guides and trainings, providing wellness resources for attorneys, and recommending how the VBA or its members can answer the Governor’s call to serve. Click HERE for more information about the Committee. If you have questions or suggestions for the Committee, please email info@vtbar.org with “COVID-19 Committee” in the subject line.