Have You Registered for the Smolo Yet?

VBA’s biennial Solo & Small Firm Conference is back and better than ever.  Join us May 23-24that the beautiful Basin Harbor Resort for our law practice management conference designed especially for YOU! We’ve got all the bases covered from offering more networking and relaxing opportunities to offering more hands-on seminars.  You asked for it, we’ve…

Rain, Sleet AND Snow!

Rain, sleet AND snow did not keep us from having a successful, fun and educational Mid-Year Meeting at Lake Morey! Despite the weather and travel delays, the event did live up to its expectations.  The CLE’s were various and plentiful and the networking never ceased.  Tackling lawyer well-being head on, Mike Kennedy and Chief Justice…

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

The Vermont Bar Association partnered with the Vermont Council on World Affairs, Emerge Vermont and UVM’s Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program to host an International Women’s Day panel presentation and reception on Friday, March 8th at the UVM Alumni House.  Thanks to these co-host sponsors and also to the following generous sponsors: Sheehy, Furlong…

Paul Gillies Book Launch Celebration!

Dozens of friends, colleagues and family members gathered at the Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 26 for the long-anticipated launch of Paul Gillies’ newly released book The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont.  Jim Gallagher welcomed the crowd, thanking the Vermont Historical Society for publishing the book, and the following organizations,…

Welcome Legislators, 2019

As a culmination of the Legislators’ Days that the VBA co-hosted with the judiciary and county bar associations in each of the 14 counties, the VBA was delighted to host a Legislators’ Reception in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont Statehouse on January 16, 2019.   VBA Board members, Bar Ambassadors and VBA staff welcomed…

Legislators’ Days in the Courts 2018

The VBA was pleased to once again co-host with the Judiciary and the county bar associations a series of Legislators’ Days in the courts in 2018. Starting with Windsor County on November 13 and ending with Lamoille County on December 27, state legislators were invited to visit courts on a specific date in each county.…

Women in the Judiciary Event

With the stage set by this week’s cover story in Seven Days, the VBA Women’s Division hosted its panel discussion Wednesday night featuring Judge Christina Reiss, Justices Marilyn Skoglund and Beth Robinson and Judge Helen Toor.  With the theme being the importance of having women in positions of authority, the Women’s Division capped off 2018,…

Going LIVE!

We are going LIVE, in-person, just one more time in 2018, so don’t miss it!  Our annual Bankruptcy Holiday CLE and Luncheon is December 7th in South Burlington.  The day will be jam-packed with CLE credits (6.0) including an hour of ethics on succession planning.  Added to that we will have case summaries, bankruptcies for…