Eighth Annual Mock Trial A Big Success

More than 100 students participated in the 2024 Mock Trial Competition at Vermont Law and Graduate School on April 6. Teams included Brattleboro Union High School, Hartford High School, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, Rutland High School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Randolph Technical Career Center and Southwest VT Career Center. The Vermont Bar Association…

2024 Mid-Year Meeting Recap

The VBA held its 2024 Mid-Year Meeting at the Burlington Hilton Lake Champlain on March 29. With about 240 attorneys, 40 Vermont judges, 21 sponsors (a post-pandemic record), and special guests, there were more than 300 people on hand for the big day. The weather cooperated, more or less – it was cold and windy…

VBA Establishes Animal Law Section

The Board of Managers of the Vermont Bar Association approved the creation of a section Animal Law at its meeting on March 28, 2024 in Burlington.  The first chair of the section is Laura Fox, Visiting Professor and Director of the Farmed Animal Advocacy Clinic (FAAC) at Vermont Law and Graduate School.  Fox was one…

Worker’s Comp Lunchtime Bench/Bar March 21

Interested in Worker’s Compensation law?  A lunchtime Bench/Bar Meeting (for CLE credit) is scheduled from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM on March 21, 2024 via Microsoft Teams. Brendan Donahue Esq. and Erin Gilmore, Esq. (cochairs of the VBA Workers’ Compensation Section) will moderate the presentation by Judge Beth DeBernardi and Judge Stephen Brown to the…

Our Very Own Kim Velk – NABE Bar Star of the Week!

NABE – March 13, 2024   Our Bar Star this week is Kim Velk, Director of Education and Communication for the Vermont Bar Association. A career-Vermont attorney, Kim is a self-proclaimed “lifelong literature nerd” who was writing for various publications in her home town near Albany, NY before she went to law school. Kim decided to…