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    H. 961 Includes VBA e-Filing Recommendations

    We are very pleased to report that Governor Scott has signed H.961, which includes several of the recommendations from the e-Filing Fees Study Committee Report that the Senate Committee on Judiciary requested in May. In particular, the Judiciary is now required to meet with VBA representatives and other court users regarding their experience with the new system to date, and to examine alternatives to the per-use e-filing fee charges. In addition, the per-use charges will not be charged to e-filers through December 30, 2020. For more details, please click the Heading.

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    New ACCD Guidance-- Up to 75 per office!

     
    We’re pleased to report that ACCD Secretary Lindsay Kurrle has confirmed that effective June 26 No/Low Contact Professional Services may operate with up to 75 people per office location, if they comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements. Click the heading for the specific guidance and click HERE for the ACCD website detailing the mandatory health and safety requirements. Please check our COVID-19 Resource Page for ongoing developments including templates for the required forms and plans. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort, and please stay safe!
     
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    CWBLP First Annual Report

    On December 23, 2019, the Vermont Supreme Court extended the Vermont Commission on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession Charge and Designation to require the Commission to meet annually to review the then-status of the State Action Plan. The review is to include progress made regarding the various Plan recommendations and to submit a written report to the Court summarizing the results of the Commission’s annual review. Click the heading for the report and for more information.

     

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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.

     

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    VT Legal Community Fighting Hunger Results

    Please click on the heading for a press release from Attorney General T.J. Donovan about the results of the “Vermont Legal Community Fighting Hunger Food Drive” collaboration between the VBA, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, and Vermont Foodbank that ran from Friday, June 12 – Friday, June 26. More than $8,600.00 was raised. Thank you for your generosity!

     

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    Superior Judge Rotation Schedule

    The Superior Judge Rotation Schedule for September 8, 2020 to September 6, 2021 has been approved.  Click HERE for the assignments.