Raise Your Hand to Serve Vermont’s Deaf Community

Like the rest of the population, deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind clients need legal representation. As all attorneys are aware, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.  This includes potential clients with hearing impairments.  That said, the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) maintains a roster…

Law Day, and Beyond, In Bennington County

The Bennington County Bar Association has a history of planning events with schools in their area to commemorate Law Day on May 1 and this year was no different. Organized largely by attorneys John Lamson and Cristina Mansfield, and Court Operations Manager Wendy Dickey, the County Bar helped bring legal professionals to speak with students…

Law Day at South Burlington High School

A group of legal professionals, led by assistant attorney general Alfonso Villegas, a member of the VBA Board of Managers, were at South Burlington High School on May 1, Law Day, to talk about the law to a group of high school students.  Panelists were Kyle Clauss (Legal Services Vermont), Jill Martin Diaz (Vermont Asylum…

Fee Dispute Service is Available Through the VBA

Do you and a client have a disagreement about your billed attorney’s fees? The VBA offers free services to resolve disputes over an attorney’s billed fees.  The free services include both mediation and arbitration, and are provided by the VBA Fee Dispute Committee (f/k/a the Fee Arbitration Committee) (the “Committee”) to those who choose to…

NextGen Bar Exam Coming to Vermont July 2027

At its January 2024 administrative meeting, the Vermont Supreme Court voted to adopt the NextGen bar exam as of the July 2027 administration. The NextGen bar exam is currently under development. It will first be administered in a limited number of jurisdictions in July 2026. Vermont is joining nine other jurisdictions that have announced their…