We the People

  The Vermont State Finals of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution took place at the Vermont History Museum and Statehouse Pavilion yesterday. After a hiatus in attendance due to the elimination of federal funding for the program, Martha Deiss, Global Citizen Specialist at the Agency of Education, kickstarted, organized and facilitated…

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Report of the VBA Nominating Committee

The VBA Nominating Committee met on December 13, 2019 and recommended that Robert Fletcher become President-Elect of the VBA Board of Managers. The Nominating Committee also recommended that Katelyn Atwood, incumbent, run unopposed and that there be two contested elections for the remaining two board seats: Kelsey Bain vs. James Rodgers, incumbent and Alexandrea Nelson…

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Justice Cohen Sworn-In

Governor Phil Scott swore in Superior Court Judge William D. Cohen of Rutland, Vermont as a Vermont Supreme Court Justice before a packed courtroom at the Rutland County Courthouse on December 19, 2019. Justice Cohen replaces former Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Skoglund on the Supreme Court, starting work in Montpelier on December 23. Justice Cohen…

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Happy Holidays from the VBA!

The VBA office has been filled with holiday spirit! Thank you so much to all those who have sent us goodies over the last few weeks. Trust they were all consumed with smiles. Our Executive Director, Teri Corsones, made us all these beautiful cheesecakes and even Boris and Fiona got new toys! Happy Holidays from all…

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Focusing on Bankruptcy…and Dignity!

What a treat it was to attend the 19th annual Bankruptcy Holiday Luncheon and CLE last Friday at the Killington Grand Resort.  VBA Bankruptcy Section Co-Chairs, Don Hayes and Nancy Geise put together a varied, informative and entertaining day packed with 7 hours of CLE credit. Despite the packed schedule, the collegial bar still found…

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Real Estate Law Day 2019

Over 200 people attended our Annual Real Estate Law Day at the Hilton in Burlington.  Attendees and six amazing sponsors spent the day discussing all things real estate with colleagues at this popular annual event.  There was not a dull moment as the knowledgeable panelists spoke of parcel mapping, solar contracts, life estates, representing buyers…

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Congratulations to Judge McDonald-Cady!

Governor Phil Scott swore in Kerry Ann McDonald-Cady of Dover, Vermont as a Vermont Superior Court Judge before a packed courtroom at the Newfane County Courthouse on October 30, 2019. Judge McDonald-Cady replaces former Judge David Howard and will serve in Bennington and Rutland Counties. Judge McDonald-Cady has served as a deputy state’s attorney in…

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November is Access to Justice Month!

L to R: Susan Warner & Dean Tom McHenry (VLS), David Koeninger (VLA), Daniel Richardson, Justices Beth Robinson & Karen Carroll, Erin Jacobsen (VLS), VBA President Beth Novotny and Mary Ashcroft (VBA) On November 6, 2019, the Access to Justice Coalition held a press conference at the Vermont Supreme Court outside the courtroom. Partners from…

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