Downs Rachlin Martin – Litigation Attorney

  LITIGATION ATTORNEY Downs Rachlin Martin — one of Northern New England’s largest law firms – has an exciting opportunity for a litigation attorney in its Lebanon office. The ideal candidate would have experience litigating in New Hampshire courts and an interest in doing sophisticated litigation. DRM is committed to investing in our attorneys’ professional…

Heather Cooper appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Heather Cooper appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Congratulations to Heather Cooper, partner in the firm Facey Goss & McPhee in Rutland, on her appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge following the retirement of Judge Colleen Brown. Here’s a LINK to the press release that the United Stated Courts for the Second Circuit issued announcing the…

 Client Security Fund MYM Vote

A vote regarding the Client Security Fund has been noticed for the Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, March 25, 2022.  Following is background information regarding the vote: The Vermont Bar Association established a Client Security Fund in 1958 to reimburse claimants for losses caused by the dishonest conduct of a lawyer. The Fund was the first…

DRM – Junior Business Law Associate

Junior Business Law Associate We are looking for a junior associate to join our dynamic corporate/commercial practice. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest and aptitude in business transactions. DRM’s business law group is engaged in a wide variety of transactions locally, nationally and internationally, including debt and equity financing transactions, sales of businesses,…

Congratulations to Judge Nancy Waples!

Governor Phil Scott has appointed Judge Nancy Waples to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judge Waples is a long-time VBA member, having participated in a number of CLE programs and VBA Trial Academies. She also served as the first Chair of the VBA Diversity Section. Here’s a LINK to the press announcement with more details. Judge…

VT Mentor Advice Program for New Lawyers

The VBA is pleased to offer a “Vermont Mentor Advice Program”,  pairing experienced Vermont lawyers with new lawyers practicing in Vermont and with lawyers newly-located in Vermont. We hope that it will be a helpful way to welcome new lawyers practicing in Vermont to the Vermont legal community, and for experienced lawyers to be able…

VBA Nominating Committee Report Issued

The VBA Nominating Committee met on December 10 and recommended that Judith Dillon become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers, that incumbents James Rodgers and Alfonso Villegas run unopposed and that there be one contested election for the remaining board seat: incumbent Kate Lamson vs. Lauri Fisher. (Lauri Fisher has subsequently withdrawn from the…

New Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer Sworn In!

New Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer Sworn In! Chief Justice Reiber administered the oath of office to Judge Charles Romeo, Vermont’s new Judicial Bureau Hearing Officer, at the Rutland County Courthouse on Monday. (The ceremony was also live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person.)  After welcoming Judge Romeo’s family, friends and colleagues to the ceremony, Chief…