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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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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Who wants to Be a Lawyer?

Maybe these kids! Annika Green and Jennifer Emens-Butler went to U-32 this week to speak with Sophomores and Juniors for career day.  On Your Own: Your Legal Rights at 18 booklets and pocket constitutions in hand, Annika and Jennifer told the two groups of kids all about the education prerequisites and the practice of law…

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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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