VT Mentor Advice Program

The VBA is planning to offer a “Vermont Mentor Advice Program” to new lawyers in Vermont, pairing experienced Vermont lawyers with new lawyers. We hope that it will be a helpful way to welcome new lawyers to the Vermont legal community, and for experienced lawyers to be able to share their knowledge and experience with…

Afghan Women Judges

The VBA Women’s Division is seeking to help publicize efforts to aid Afghan women judges who are trying desperately to evacuate Afghanistan. Here’s an article about the emergency situation and below is information posted to the Women’s Division in VBA Connect, with additional details. Also please see this letter about the topic from Retired Judges…

Judge Zonay Named Chief Superior Judge

Chief Justice Reiber announced that Superior Court Judge Tom Zonay will succeed Chief Superior Judge Brian Grearson in that role effective upon Judge Grearson’s retirement on November 1. The announcement follows: Colleagues: Up to now I have had only the rare opportunity, if at all, to announce a change in the people central to the…

VT Legal Community Food Drive Launch

The fifth annual Legal Community Fighting Hunger Food Drive will be held starting Friday, September 3 through Friday September 17. If you or your firm or organization would like to participate in the food drive, here’s the 2021 Food Drive Participation Form, which is due by August 31. Here’s the 2021 Food Drive Announcement Letter…

Justice Beth Robinson Nominated to Second Circuit!

Congratulations to Justice Beth Robinson, who has been nominated by President Biden to the US. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Here’s a LINK to a VT Digger article about the nomination, a LINK to a statement that U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy issued about the nomination and a LINK to the White House’s official…