Wellness Wednesday

Like Throwback Thursday, Wellness Wednesday is trending on social media now, but is doomed, like all trends, to fade into the background.  I’m a huge fan of Wellness Wednesday, don’t get me wrong.  Anything that brings wellness and work-life balance into center stage gets an A+ in my book.  But why can’t every day be…

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Third Annual VBA Trial Academy a Great Success!

Thanks to the invaluable contributions of many, including: presiding judges from the state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; experienced trial practitioners who offered critiques with the presiding judges; VBA Young Lawyers Division members serving as witnesses; and volunteer student timekeepers from the Vermont Law School, the 3rd Annual VBA Trial Academy was a great success! The…

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So Green (with Envy)

The greens of Spring in Vermont are as varied as the fall foliage colors.  Maybe they are so beautiful because we have had to feast on browns, greys and whites exclusively for so many months.  May is special because of the greens, but perhaps it is most special because of the Smolo? Loyal Solo &…

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RCBA Annual Law Day Mock Trial

The Rutland County Bar Association continued its 30+ year annual tradition of a Law Day Mock Trial hosting over 200 area 5th graders from seven different schools on May 8, 2019.  The program featured a morning and an afternoon performance at the Rutland County Courthouse. The Avengers-themed case of “Thanos v. Shuri of Wakanda” featured Thanos suing…

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Something for Everyone!

Last week the VBA went back to the basics with our biannual Basic Skills program.  Being that it is CLE season, we had a varied selection of new and established attorneys at our program.  Why should a seasoned attorney attend Basic Skills, you ask?  Well, I asked a few and they replied that the program…

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Have You Registered for the Smolo Yet?

VBA’s biennial Solo & Small Firm Conference is back and better than ever.  Join us May 23-24that the beautiful Basin Harbor Resort for our law practice management conference designed especially for YOU! We’ve got all the bases covered from offering more networking and relaxing opportunities to offering more hands-on seminars.  You asked for it, we’ve…

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Rain, Sleet AND Snow!

Rain, sleet AND snow did not keep us from having a successful, fun and educational Mid-Year Meeting at Lake Morey! Despite the weather and travel delays, the event did live up to its expectations.  The CLE’s were various and plentiful and the networking never ceased.  Tackling lawyer well-being head on, Mike Kennedy and Chief Justice…

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