Casemaker Shines!

As most of our members know, Casemaker is just one of the many benefits provided to VBA Members at no extra cost. Casemaker is a comprehensive on-line research library featuring Vermont state and federal court decisions, statutes, codes, rules of procedure, Green Mountain Care Board and Labor Relations Board decisions, state agency decisions, advisory ethic opinions…

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Successful 2nd Annual VBA Trial Academy!

Over 40 volunteers made the VBA’s Second Annual Trial Academy a huge success!  We were so fortunate to have invaluable contributions from presiding judges from the federal, state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; Vermont Fellows from the American College of Trial Lawyers and Members of the American Board of Trial Advocates; VBA Young Lawyers Division…

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Celebrate Our Authors!

In our regular Vermont Bar Journal column, Pursuits of Happiness, we have been highlighting the talents and passions of our members, outside of the practice of law.  We’ve been fortunate to find varied bents among our Vermont attorneys, like singers, runners, photographers, mushroom foragers, martial artists, law firm sports teams and ping-pong champions. To date,…

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Spring is Fleeting!

Hope may spring eternal but Spring, against hope, is ephemeral.  Perhaps if you consolidate our several bursts of false Spring this year, poking out here and there between snow storms, it will equate to one full Spring.  Today, it feels like summer.  So maybe last week WAS Spring?  No, Spring will return on Friday, but…

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Quiz for the Day

Name three technological landmark events linked to May 16th One: on May 16, 1862, Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir built the first automobile.  Lenoir was a Belgian engineer who developed the internal combustion engine in 1858. His first automobile was capable of 3 kilometers per hour and looked something like this: Two: on May 16, 1960…

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ABA Day in Washington

L to R Vermont in DC: President Dan Maguire, Representative Peter Welch, ABA Board member Fritz Langrock, VBA ED Teri Corsones and President-Elect Gary Franklin President Dan Maguire, President-Elect Gary Franklin, Executive Director, Teri Corsones and ABA Board of Governors member, Fritz Langrock all traveled to Washington, DC this week for the American Bar Association’s…

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Legislators Coffee 2018

The VBA was once again happy to host a legislators coffee in the Statehouse cafeteria last week.  Hosting included coffee, donuts, pocket constitutions and of course, the undoubtedly world-famous (or at least Vermont-famous) apple bread pudding made by our Executive Director Teri Corsones.  Six trays of the apple-rich treat were happily and gratefully devoured by…

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