Odyssey Court Users Group Reinstated

An “Odyssey Court Users Group” was created last summer in response to Act 120, to meet with the Judiciary about Odyssey concerns in order to report to the Legislature last October. The Group included bar representatives from each of the dockets and different court user groups. One of the recommendations in the Act 120 report…

May 3-7 Is Lawyer Well-Being Week

Don’t forget that next week, starting May 3, 2021 is Well-Being in Law Week! Started a few years ago in recognition of the record numbers of lawyers suffering from depression, addiction, burnout and debilitating stress, this dedicated week gives us tools and ideas to assist us in focusing our attention on our own wellness. Not…

VBA Board Vacancy

There is now an elective member vacancy on the VBA Board. The VBA Constitution provides for the Board to fill such vacancies until the next membership meeting. The next membership meeting is in October 2021. If you are interested in being considered for the seat, please email tcorsones@vtbar.org and we can provide you with a list…

Per Filing E-Filing Fee Eliminated

We are pleased to report that the Judiciary and Tyler Technology have negotiated a modification of their contract to eliminate the “per envelope” e-filing fee effective April 1, 2021. In its place, a one-time “per filing party” e-filing fee of $14.00 will be implemented, also effective April 1, 2021. The “per filing party” fee will…

A Time to Blog

  Where did 2020 go? I’m sure most of us can agree that it was, impossibly so, both the fastest year and the slowest year in memory.  Stuck at home for months on end, the days and weeks can drag monotonously without events, trips or gatherings to look forward to but somehow, at the same…

Lawyer Well-Being Week

For those of you not following us on Facebook or Twitter, we wanted to repost some of our Lawyer Well-Being Week messages here. This week is Lawyer Well-Being Week, with each day’s work week theme focusing on a different aspect of well-being. Our VBA COVID-19 Resource Page has a link to the full package of…

We the People

  The Vermont State Finals of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution took place at the Vermont History Museum and Statehouse Pavilion yesterday. After a hiatus in attendance due to the elimination of federal funding for the program, Martha Deiss, Global Citizen Specialist at the Agency of Education, kickstarted, organized and facilitated…