Congratulations to Judge Warren!

From VBA Board of Managers member Amy Davis, please see highlights and pictures from the swearing-in ceremony for Judge Lisa Warren: Judge Grearson introduced five speakers on behalf of Lisa Warren who all spoke to a crowded courtroom in Caledonia County. The speakers included former judges, prosecutors, police officers, and defense attorneys. Lisa’s appointment comes with…

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Welcome New Lawyers!

The VBA welcomes new admittees to the Vermont bar!  Yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony at the Supreme Court was topped off with a reception hosted by the VBA.  At the ceremony, Josh Lobe made the motion to admit on behalf of the Board of Bar Examiners. Justice Robinson gave a heart-felt talk about the profession generally and…

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A Comedy Tonight and More!

There really was something for everyone at the VBA Annual Meeting and Basic Skills events last week. We extended a warm welcome to new admittees and lawyers relocating to Vermont at our semi-annual Basic Skills event. The full day CLE on Thursday was packed with courses on professionalism, Vermont procedures, family law, admin law and…

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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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