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You're Invited to the 100th Anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building

You’re Invited to the Centennial Anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building

 

The Vermont Bar Association and the Vermont Judiciary are co-hosting a 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Vermont Supreme Court Building on Friday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m., in front of the Vermont Supreme Court Building at 111 State Street in Montpelier.

The event will include remarks by representatives of each of the three branches of government, including Chief Justice Paul Reiber, Governor Phil Scott, and Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe, regarding “The Role of the Bench and the Bar in Preserving the Rule of Law.”  Commemorative marble plaques made from the original marble used in the construction of the Vermont Supreme Court Building will be presented to each of the 2018 Presiding Judges and the 2018 County Bar Presidents, or their designees, to bring back to their counties for display.

A reenactment of a 1918 oral argument from the case Dodge Brothers v. Central Vermont Railway Company will take place in the Supreme Court courtroom beginning at 4:15 pm. Guided courthouse tours and refreshments will also be offered.

Montpelier lawyer and historian Paul Gillies has written an essay describing the history of the Vermont Supreme Court Building, copies of which will be available in the lobby of the Supreme Court Building. The essay can also be read at the link below:

The Centennial of 111 State Street Home of the Vermont Supreme Court - by Paul Gillies

 

Click HERE for a copy of the program, and HERE for more information about the reenactment.

 For more information, contact info@vtbar.org.