Face to Face Again for VBA’s 65th Mid-Year Meeting

With the pandemic easing, the VBA was able to host the Mid-Year Meeting live and in-person on Friday, March 25.  With 120 registrants it was the largest live event for the Bar since the Before Time.  The gathering, at the recently-refurbished Lake Champlain Hilton on Burlington’s waterfront, featured six CLE’s along with the annual business…

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…

2022 Pro Bono Service Award Winners

The Vermont Bar Association congratulates Attorneys Matthew Garcia, Joy Karnes Limoge, Sarah North and Laura Savall as the 2022 winners of the VBA’s Pro Bono Service Award The Pro Bono Award is given annually by the VBA’s Board of Bar Managers to laud lawyers who provide extraordinary legal services to indigent and disadvantaged clients in…

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…