Constitution Day 2021 Very Well-Attended!

  Many thanks to Justices Karen Carroll and William Cohen, Judges Cortland Corsones and Elizabeth Mann and Vermont Law School Professor Peter Teachout for the excellent “Constitution Day 2021” program moderated by VBA Board President Elizabeth Kruska at Vermont Law School on September 14. The VBA provided over 100 complimentary Pocket Constitutions to an overflow…

Celebrating the Life of Peter W. Hall

Hundreds gathered on August 7 to “Celebrate the Life of Peter W. Hall” at the Paramount Theater in Rutland.  Speakers shared many heartfelt, humorous and fascinating memories of “Pete, Dad, Judge and Grandpa”, as Judge Hall was referred to on the program. Speakers included Senator Patrick Leahy (represented by State Director John Tracy given Senator…

Calling All Procrastinators!

  Procrastinators. We all resemble that word, don’t we?  Well, procrastinators and early birds alike will want to join us the week of June 21st!  Procrastinators’ Week has got everything you need and more. For your Diversity and Inclusion credit, we will be offering Questioning the Computer: Racial Bias and Civil Rights Violations in Algorithms…

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…

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…