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    Mindreading 101

    Coming from private practice, I found that mindreading was never necessarily one of the mandatory skillsets for success.  Clients always told you want they wanted. Loudly, repeatedly, perpetually, urgently. Some mindreading of the judge could be helpful, but that skill was fleeting, especially for those who subscribe to the “legal realism” theory of jurisprudence.  In private practice, mindreading would never triumph over knowledge, good preparation, hard work, stellar communication and a little bit of luck. READ ON HERE for more about VBA's most clairvoyant moments and our quest to help you help others.

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    Where the Action Is!

    If you aren’t on Facebook or Twitter, you probably aren’t seeing our real-time photos from our CLE events.  That, of course, is where the action is.  But if you are satisfied with yesterday’s news, unperturbed by the fact that what was “so last year” is now “so two hours ago,” don’t worry, we have you covered!  We endeavor to periodically post photos from our events on our blawg, so click HERE for another photographic installment from this week’s CLE programs.

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    Every Day Should Be Law Day

    ABA “Law Day” occurs every May, which often turns into law-month events.  Like our Constitutional Law Day, which morphed into constitutional month, we’d like to say that for us lawyers, Law Day is, and should be, every day!  Click here to enjoy photos and read a recap of the recent Law Day event in Rutland where the trial of Beast vs. Belle took place in glorious fashion.

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    Scenes from the Smolo!

     

    VBA's 7th Bi-annual Solo and Small Firm Conference (affectionately called, by a select few, the Smolo) was extraordinary, as usual.  The stunning, yet casual setting was a perfect backdrop for our quality CLE's and fun networking events.  Click HERE for the full scoop and oodles of pictures! 

     

     

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    Superior Judge Rotation Schedule Posted

    The Office of the Chief Superior Judge has issued the Superior Judge rotation schedule for September 5, 2017 to September 3, 2018. Click HERE for the posted assignments. Click heading for more info.

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    VBA Delegation visits VT Congressional Delegation for ABA Day

    For the past 20 years, the American Bar Association has organized an annual ABA Day in Washington, D.C., to advocate for our system of justice and to advance the rule of law. It asks each state bar association to send bar leaders to meet with that state’s congressional delegation as part of the event.  The focus of this year’s ABA Day, held April 25 – 27, 2017, was to request federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation, and to advocate for legislation authorizing public-private partnerships with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to justice for homeless veterans. Click HERE for the full story and pictures!