Bar News News Archive


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    Have You Registered for the Smolo Yet?

    VBA’s biennial Solo & Small Firm Conference is back and better than ever.  Join us May 23-24th at the beautiful Basin Harbor Resort for our law practice management conference designed especially for YOU!  We’ve got all the bases covered from offering more networking and relaxing opportunities to offering more hands-on seminars.  You asked for it, we’ve got it!  From the Lake Cruise and Speed Networking to our stellar line-up of hands-on CLEs, you'll want to click HERE for the story on the lineup (and a picture from the last Smolo).

     

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    Successful Third Annual High School Moot Court Competition

    The Vermont Bar Association was pleased to collaborate with the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, the Office of the Federal Public Defender, the Office of the Attorney General and Vermont Law School to organize the Third Annual Vermont High School Moot Court Competition this year. Nine high schools (Brattleboro Union High School, Burr & Burton Academy, Harwood Union High School, Milton High School, Mt. Mansfield High School, Randolph Technical Career Center, Rutland High School, Southwest Vermont Career Development Center and Twinfield Union School) and Vermont Law School fielded teams of students who spent the Spring preparing for the state-wide competition held last Saturday at the Vermont Law School. Click HERE for the story and photos!

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    Rain, Sleet AND Snow!

    Rain, sleet AND snow did not keep us from having a successful, fun and educational Mid-Year Meeting at Lake Morey! Despite the weather and travel delays, the event did live up to its expectations.  The CLE’s were various and plentiful and the networking never ceased. Many thanks to our exhibitors and sponsors who made the event extra special and of course to all of our loyal presenters and attendees, without whom we would not have had our 62nd Mid-Year Meeting!  Until next time, please enjoy the story and photos from the event HERE.

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    Starting Your Own Law Practice?

    The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School teamed up 6 years ago to start a local, low budget incubator project for new lawyers.  So far, we have helped 12 attorneys develop their law practices and hone their legal and business skills to help Vermonters.  It’s time to welcome another group of 2-4 attorneys into the Project where they will receive mentoring and many other benefits from the VBA and VLS.  Click HERE for more info! The deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.

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    The Next Bench & Bar Listening Tour - Orleans County

    The Bench and Bar Listening Tour continues in Orleans County on April 30th from 5pm to 6pm at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Join Chief Justice Reiber and VBA President Gary Franklin with Orleans presiding judge Scot Kline and Orleans County bar president Jill Jourdan as they continue to provide the public with an opportunity to share their thoughts about the courts and the legal system.