VBA Executive Director Position

  The Vermont Bar Association is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director.  This is a policy leadership and administrative position responsible for leading, managing and executing the affairs of the 2,270 member Vermont Bar Association under the direction of the President and Board of Bar Managers. The ideal candidate will have a JD degree (preferred…

VBA Legislative Overview – 2022

  The VBA followed a number of bills affecting the bar and the courts during this unusual “hybrid” legislative session. Below is a brief summary of those that have been enacted to date in act number order, followed by other bills of interest. Please note that a number of the bills have July 1, 2022…

Remote Hearings Bar Survey – June 10 Deadline

The Special Advisory Committee on Remote Hearings is preparing a report for the Vermont Supreme Court regarding the future of remote hearings in Vermont state courts. A special survey has been devised to gather input from the bar on this important topic. Below is a message from the Committee’s Chair, Scott Griffith, about the survey…

Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Agency of Transportation Legal Unit

Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Agency of Transportation Legal Unit The Vermont Attorney General’s Office seeks a talented and motivated assistant attorney general to join the team providing legal services to the second largest agency in State government. The Agency of Transportation (AOT) directly serves all Vermonters by maintaining the State’s transportation infrastructure including highway, rail…

Judge Dan Richardson’s Swearing In Ceremony

The Honorable Daniel P. Richardson was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge at the Vermont Supreme Court Building in Montpelier on May 20. Judge Richardson’s friend and former law partner, Gerry Tarrant welcomed the packed and admiring courtroom of family, friends and colleagues by thanking them for sharing in such a special occasion. Noting…

Dooley Portrait Unveiling Set

The Chittenden County Bar Association and the Assistant Judges are hosting a gathering to unveil the portrait of the Hon. John Dooley, Associate Justice (retired) of the Vermont Supreme Court. Members of the Bar and friends are invited to the unveiling, which will take place on Thursday, June 9 at noon at the Vermont Superior…

Vermont Calling – for Young Lawyers

The graying of the legal profession in Vermont has been a subject for discussion for some time now, a discussion that has been picked up by local media.  Channel 3, WCAX, Vermont’s CBS affiliate, aired this story by reporter Kayla Martin on the subject this week. The story features Burlington attorneys Justin Brown and Jim…