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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Celebrating International Women’s Day!

The Vermont Bar Association partnered with the Vermont Council on World Affairs, Emerge Vermont and UVM’s Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program to host an International Women’s Day panel presentation and reception on Friday, March 8th at the UVM Alumni House.  Thanks to these co-host sponsors and also to the following generous sponsors: Sheehy, Furlong…

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Paul Gillies Book Launch Celebration!

Dozens of friends, colleagues and family members gathered at the Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 26 for the long-anticipated launch of Paul Gillies’ newly released book The Law of the Hills: A Judicial History of Vermont.  Jim Gallagher welcomed the crowd, thanking the Vermont Historical Society for publishing the book, and the following organizations,…

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Welcome Legislators, 2019

As a culmination of the Legislators’ Days that the VBA co-hosted with the judiciary and county bar associations in each of the 14 counties, the VBA was delighted to host a Legislators’ Reception in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont Statehouse on January 16, 2019.   VBA Board members, Bar Ambassadors and VBA staff welcomed…

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