Fall for Pro Bono!

It’s pro bono week! Here at the VBA, we were so darned excited about celebrating pro bono week, we started a week early!  What better way to celebrate what lawyers do for their clients and their communities than to host a conference highlighting pro bono? Our bi-annual pro bono conference took place last Thursday in…

US Constitution Birthday Celebration!

Our Third Annual Constitution Day was a smashing success.  The panel members spoke to a large and engaged crowd of VLS Students and members of the public, including small children, lawyers and judges.  Attendees mingled well after the 6pm finish time to discuss the US Constitution and other legal topics.  VBA President Gary Franklin introduced…

Casemaker Shines!

As most of our members know, Casemaker is just one of the many benefits provided to VBA Members at no extra cost. Casemaker is a comprehensive on-line research library featuring Vermont state and federal court decisions, statutes, codes, rules of procedure, Green Mountain Care Board and Labor Relations Board decisions, state agency decisions, advisory ethic opinions…

Successful 2nd Annual VBA Trial Academy!

Over 40 volunteers made the VBA’s Second Annual Trial Academy a huge success!  We were so fortunate to have invaluable contributions from presiding judges from the federal, state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; Vermont Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers and Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates; VBA Young Lawyers Division…

Celebrate Our Authors!

In our regular Vermont Bar Journal column, Pursuits of Happiness, we have been highlighting the talents and passions of our members, outside of the practice of law.  We’ve been fortunate to find varied bents among our Vermont attorneys, like singers, runners, photographers, mushroom foragers, martial artists, law firm sports teams and ping-pong champions. To date,…

Spring is Fleeting!

Hope may spring eternal but Spring, against hope, is ephemeral.  Perhaps if you consolidate our several bursts of false Spring this year, poking out here and there between snow storms, it will equate to one full Spring.  Today, it feels like summer.  So maybe last week WAS Spring?  No, Spring will return on Friday, but…