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…

Thank You Presenters, Sponsors and Attendees!

We can’t thank our presenters and sponsors enough for making this year’s virtual 2021 Mid-Year Meeting a success! We had over 400 registrants for one or more programs for our Mid-Year Meeting and all we can say is WOW! This past year of the pandemic has been hard for everyone, for some way more than…

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…

VBA MLK, Jr. Poster-Essay Contest Ceremony Success!

 The VBA, along with its Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division, hosted the fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Poster-Essay Contest.  Each year, a committee comprised of representatives from the VBA, the VBA Diversity Section and the VBA Young Lawyers Division, chooses a quote by the late Dr. King to inspire the…

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…

Report of the VBA Nominating Committee

The VBA Nominating Committee met on December 13, 2019 and recommended that Robert Fletcher become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers. The Nominating Committee also recommended that Katelyn Atwood, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Kelsey Bain vs. James Rodgers, incumbent and Alexandrea Nelson…