We’re BAAACK!

We’re BAAACK! After several continuations of our hotel contract and two years in the making, the VBA finally held an in-person meeting on October 8, 2021, at the South Burlington Doubletree Conference Center. Despite the uptick in delta-variant cases which came after our point of no return for holding the event, over 100 loyal conference-goers…

Afghan Women Judges

The VBA Women’s Division is seeking to help publicize efforts to aid Afghan women judges who are trying desperately to evacuate Afghanistan. Here’s an article about the emergency situation and below is information posted to the Women’s Division in VBA Connect, with additional details. Also please see this letter about the topic from Retired Judges…

Judge Zonay Named Chief Superior Judge

Chief Justice Reiber announced that Superior Court Judge Tom Zonay will succeed Chief Superior Judge Brian Grearson in that role effective upon Judge Grearson’s retirement on November 1. The announcement follows: Colleagues: Up to now I have had only the rare opportunity, if at all, to announce a change in the people central to the…

License Renewal Deadline Extended

Court Administrator Patricia Gabel issued a Memo to the Bar on June 30 linked HERE, referencing an emergency order linked HERE amending Section 2 of AO 41. The amendment extends the deadline for renewing licenses from July 1 to August 17, 2021. “For those attorneys required to renew their license for the 2021-2023 reporting period,…

Calling All Procrastinators!

  Procrastinators. We all resemble that word, don’t we?  Well, procrastinators and early birds alike will want to join us the week of June 21st!  Procrastinators’ Week has got everything you need and more. For your Diversity and Inclusion credit, we will be offering Questioning the Computer: Racial Bias and Civil Rights Violations in Algorithms…

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…