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    Slate of Candidates Chosen for Mid-Year Meeting

    The report of the nominating committee has recommended that Elizabeth Kruska become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers, that David G. Carpenter, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Andrew D. Manitsky, incumbent vs. Doug DiSabito and Meghan Purvee vs. Molly Gray. The Treasurer and Secretary seats would remain unchanged. Click HERE for more information on our VBA Board Elections to be conducted at the Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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    The Next Two Bench & Bar Listening Tour Dates

    The Bench and Bar Listening Tour continues with the next two events in Grand Isle and Lamoille Counties. Join Chief Justice Reiber and VBA President Gary Franklin with Grand Isle presiding judge Robert Mello and Franklin/Grand Isle County bar president Hon Vaughn Comeau and with Lamoille presiding judge Megan Shafritz and Lamoille County bar president Leslie Black as they continue to provide the public with an opportunity to share their thoughts about the courts and the legal system. The Grand Isle Tour is March 20th from 5pm to 6pm at the Grand Isle Sheriff's Department in Grand Isle and the Lamoille Tour is March 25th from 5pm to 6pm at the River Arts Center in Morrisville. Light refreshments will be served. 

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    Nominations Sought for VBA Pro Bono Service Award

    Nominations are now being accepted for the VBA’s annual Pro Bono Service Award.  The Pro Bono Service Award is given each year to one or more attorneys who have devoted themselves in an outstanding and meritorious way to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Nominations for the pro bono award may be made by attorneys, judges, clients or law office staff. The deadline to nominate an attorney for the pro bono award is Tuesday, February 19 by noon. Click the heading for more info!

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    Congratulations to Our Poster-Essay Contest Winners!

    The VBA, in partnership with its Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division, sponsored a Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest to celebrate the life and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Middle school students were asked to create a poster and write a short essay interpreting what Dr. King’s quote: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice” means to them.  One winner and two runners-up were selected by the committee from the many creative and thoughtful entries received from all over the state. Check out our BLAWG installment for the full story and pictures from the ceremonies! And click HERE to see all of the honorable mention entries.

     

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    Judicial Nominating Board Election Results Announced

    Click HERE for a letter from Chief Justice Paul Reiber announcing the results of the recent Judicial Nominating Board election. Thank you to all of the candidates for your willingness to serve, and congratulations to Eleanor (Ella) L.P. Spottswood, Esq. representing the State At-Large area, Alison Milbury Stone, Esq. representing the Northern area, and David F. Silver, Esq. representing the Southern area.