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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Gov. Scott Appoints Bram Kranichfield as Franklin County State’s Attorney

  Gov. Phil Scott announced today (3/19/2024) that he has appointed Bram Kranichfeld as permanent state’s attorney for Franklin County.  The Governor named him interim state’s attorney in September, following the previous state’s attorney’s resignation. The appointment was effective last week for the term ending January of 2027.   Initial Release, Monday, Sept. 4, 2023…

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