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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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    APPLY NOW FOR THE LAWYER INCUBATOR PROJECT!

    The Vermont Bar Association and Vermont Law School are again partnering on an incubator project to help new lawyers transition into solo practice and provide legal services to underserved people and geographical areas in Vermont. The current Project will run 18 months in 2017-18 and will involve 3 new lawyers, existing staff of VLS and VBA, attorneys who have graduated from previous classes of the Project, and volunteer seasoned lawyers.  This group will oversee the development of each new lawyer’s practice skills, and set up CLE trainings and mentorship opportunities.   Click heading for more info.

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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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    Justice Carroll's Swearing-In Ceremony

    It was standing room only at the Vermont Supreme Court this morning as Justice Karen Carroll was sworn in to the Supreme Court.  Justice Eaton kicked off the ceremony with a bit of history about the Vermont Supreme Court, introducing himself as the newest, but not for much longer, appointment to the Court.  He then praised Justice Carroll for being easy to work with, funny and competent.  He noted that she well understood that no one goes to a baseball game to watch the umpire, as court is all about the litigants.  Click HERE for the full stories and PICTURES!

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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!