Trial Academy 2022 – A Place to Practice or, for the Court-Averse, a Safe Place to Get Experience

The Vermont Trial Academy is back live and in-person this year on July 29 at Vermont Law School.  After two years of remote sessions, practitioners, judges, actor-witnesses, and law-school-student timekeepers, will gather to hone trial skills and share wisdom.  (They will, importantly, also be sharing coffee and lunch). Participants will be expected to prepare 7-minute…

Dooley Portrait Unveiling Set

The Chittenden County Bar Association and the Assistant Judges are hosting a gathering to unveil the portrait of the Hon. John Dooley, Associate Justice (retired) of the Vermont Supreme Court. Members of the Bar and friends are invited to the unveiling, which will take place on Thursday, June 9 at noon at the Vermont Superior…

Vermont Calling – for Young Lawyers

The graying of the legal profession in Vermont has been a subject for discussion for some time now, a discussion that has been picked up by local media.  Channel 3, WCAX, Vermont’s CBS affiliate, aired this story by reporter Kayla Martin on the subject this week. The story features Burlington attorneys Justin Brown and Jim…

Face to Face Again for VBA’s 65th Mid-Year Meeting

With the pandemic easing, the VBA was able to host the Mid-Year Meeting live and in-person on Friday, March 25.  With 120 registrants it was the largest live event for the Bar since the Before Time.  The gathering, at the recently-refurbished Lake Champlain Hilton on Burlington’s waterfront, featured six CLE’s along with the annual business…

Congratulations to Judges Gray, Jiron and Novotny!

This chilly Monday, dozens gathered in person and many more via zoom to be a part of a treble swearing-in ceremony of Vermont’s newest three Superior Court judges in the beautiful house chamber of the Statehouse. Emceed and organized by VBA’s own Teri Corsones, the ceremony kicked off with Teri’s welcome and with opening remarks…

Know a Pro Bono Attorney? Let Us Know!

Nominate a deserving and generous attorney for the VBA’s annual Pro Bono Service Award.  The Award is given each year to one or more attorneys who have devoted themselves in an outstanding and meritorious way to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and disadvantaged. Standards for the award reflect Rule 6.1 of the…