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VBA - GENERAL INFORMATION

Mailing Address:
Vermont Bar Association
PO Box 100
Montpelier VT 05601-0100

Physical address:
35-37 Court Street
Montpelier VT 05602

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  802-223-2020; Fax:  802-223-1573

Our full staff page is HERE

Email addresses shortcut:

Therese Corsones, Esq., Executive Director - tcorsones@vtbar.org  

Jennifer Emens-Butler, Esq., Education and Communication Director- jeb@vtbar.org

Lisa M. Maxfield, Chief Financial Officer - lmaxfield@vtbar.org

Laura Welcome, Programs Coordinator – lwelcome@vtbar.org

Mary Ashcroft, Legal Access Coordinator - mashcroft@vtbar.org

Robert M. Paolini, Esq., Government Relations Coordinator - bob@bobpaolini.com

Tami Baldwin, Administrative Assistant - tbaldwin@vtbar.org


Please submit any contact information changes to:

info@vtbar.org

or via fax (802-223-1573) or mail.

VBA members can always update contact information by logging on and selecting My Account on this website.

ADVISORY ETHICS OPINIONS:
The full text of Advisory Ethics Opinions for the years of 1978 - current are available HERE.    A formal request for an ethics opinion should be addressed to David Gartenstein, Esq., Chair, VBA Professional Responsibility Committee at david.gartenstein@vermont.gov.

ATTORNEY LICENSING/ADMISSIONS:
Questions regarding admission to the Vermont Bar, reciprocity with other states, exam schedules, etc. should be directed to Attorney Licensing, (802) 838-3281. CLICK HERE to be directed to their website.

CLIENT SECURITY FUND:
A claim may be made against this fund to recover a loss caused by dishonest conduct of a lawyer. CLICK HERE for additional information.

COMPLAINTS AGAINST JUDGES:
Contact Andrew Maass, Chair of the Judicial Conduct Board at (802) 786-1063.

COMPLAINTS AGAINST LAWYERS:
Contact the Professional Responsibility Board, ATTN: Michael E. Kennedy, Bar Counsel, 32 Cherry Street, Ste 213, Burlington VT 05401, (802) 859-3000.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDIT (CLE):
Requests for Continuing Legal Education accreditation should be submitted to the MCLE Board (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board),  (802) 828-3281. CLICK HERE to be directed to their website.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINARS:
For information on VBA CLE programs, please CLICK HERE and select the CLE/EVENTS tab.

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SELF-STUDY:
A large collection of digital continuing legal education programs are available for viewing at our members’ convenience. Please go to the CLE/Events tab on our website for further information.
 
DIRECTORY:
The Vermont Bar Association publishes an annual Directory of Vermont licensed attorneys and complete listings of interest to the legal profession.  To order the Directory CLICK HERE. Also, the full membership directory is available to members only, online on VBA Connect.

FEE ARBITRATION:
Clients who wish to contest the fee charged by their lawyer may contact Catherine Clark, Esq., Chair, VBA Arbitration of Fee Complaints Committee, 192 College St., Burlington, VT 05401.

IOLTA:
IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts) is administered by the Vermont Bar Foundation (802 )223-1400.  For further information about the VBF, CLICK HERE.

 
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE:
The Vermont Bar Association operates a Lawyer Referral Service.  The Lawyer Referral Service office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please call 1-800-639-7036 to be referred to an attorney.
 

MEMBER BENEFITS:

Click HERE for more information on our partners and affiliates offering discounts on services, insurance and other benefits to VBA members.


MEMBERSHIP DUES:
The Vermont Bar Association dues structure is tiered based upon the number of years admitted to practice law in the State of Vermont. The VBA fiscal year and dues period is September 1 - August 31. Dues are deductible except 20% which is used for lobbying expense. Click HERE for more information on our rates.

VERMONT BAR FOUNDATION:
The Vermont Bar Foundation administers the IOLTA program. The Foundation makes grants to programs which provide legal services to the those in need or improve access to justice.

Vermont Bar Foundation
PO Box 1170
Montpelier VT 05601-1170
Phone: (802) 223-1400; Fax: (802) 229-4051
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Website: CLICK HERE

VERMONT BAR JOURNAL:
The Vermont Bar Journal is the only Vermont-based magazine designed to reach all Vermont lawyers. With a circulation of over 90% of the Vermont bar, the Journal reaches the majority of practicing attorneys in Vermont and many others throughout the country. The Journal is published quarterly by the VBA. The magazine is provided at no cost to all members of the VBA as a membership benefit. The subscription price for non-members is $35.00 per year or $65.00 for a two-year subscription. Visit the Marketplace at the top of our website for advertising information.

VERMONT JUDICIARY:

The Vermont Judiciary website is HERE. When the Judiciary site is down, the following link can be used to access eCabinet for e-filing purposes in the Rutland and Windsor Civil Divisions, as an alternative to accessing eCabinet through the Judiciary website: 

https://efiling.eservices.crt.state.vt.us.

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