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Spring Edition
Attorney Wellness:
You are invited to attend a Legal Wellness Retreat in the Berkshires July 18-20.

Join other legal professionals for two beautiful days of goodness for the mind and body: Mindfulness. Meditation. Yoga. Hiking. Financial Well-Being. Secrets to a Happy Legal Career. Stress Management. 
Speakers include Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer, Jeena Cho, co-author of The Anxious Lawyer, and many others.

It’s all here: www.legalwellnessretreat.com

VBA members: use the code VTBARLWR18 and receive a $100 discount!   
Did you know...?
Montpelier lawyer, Bernie Lambek , will be at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier on June 5 at 7pm for the launch of his new novel, Uncivil Liberties .

"In a small New England town where everybody seems to know everyone else's business, people are forced to confront some of the most taboo moral issues of the day… An intriguing book, especially for addicts of courtroom drama. The interplay between the legal issues and protagonists is constantly interesting and surprising. Be prepared for shocks."
--Simon Mawer, Man Booker Prize Shortlist, author of The Glass Room and Tightrope 

Reading, signing, wine, and dessert from Down Home Kitchen, with an introduction by novelist Howard Norman!
Burlington lawyer, James Dunn , will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington on June 12 at 7pm for the launch of his new book Breach of Trust: The Ethics Scandal that Challenged the Integrity of the Vermont Judiciary.

  “A masterful piece of work! It is a story that ought not to be forgotten and I am very glad Dunn has been so diligent and determined to bring it to light”
--Jeffrey Amestoy, former Attorney General and retired Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
New Titles -
Keeping it on the D.L.
Seminars from our 2018 Mid-Year Meeting, plus the Tax Reform Primer, are now in the Digital Library:

-- Free Speech in the Workplace: Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility

-- Preventing & Successfully Handling Sexual Harassment Claims in the Age of #MeToo

-- Will the #MeToo Movement Change Sexual Harassment Law?

-- Exhibit A is Admitted - Best Practices for All Things Exhibits 

-- Tax Reform Primer (recorded webinar from January 31st)

Upcoming CLE's
Environmental Law Day

Join the Environmental Section for a comprehensive, full day CLE that includes updates on both recent Environmental and PUC decisions and Legislative action affecting Vermont practitioners, with discussions to include the “Korrow” decision, the Act 250 Commission, conservation easements and more! 
Click HERE to register!

Procrastinators Day

Feel like you're trapped in an Escher picture?
CLICK HERE for a little centering of your busy mind, a little ethics fun at the movies, plus a little of this and that - and come out feeling great with a smile on your face and 6.0 credits -- including 2.0 ethics!
Probate Law Update
On the heels of a massive overhaul of probate law expected to be signed any day by the Governor, the Probate Law Update will be an essential overview of S.29 –“An Act Relating to Decedents’ Estates” which essentially modernizes and restructures Vermont law regarding decedents’ estates. There will also be a case law update.

Click HERE to register!

VBA Trial Academy
July 13, 2018
Vermont Law School
How to Succeed in Business in Cuba
The Cuban American Friendship Society is planning a CLE experience at the University of Havana, November 4-10, 2018. If you're interested, click here to view the flyer and contact information.
Once again, VSP ®  Vision Care is raising the bar as the only vision care company to offer fully-covered standard progressive lenses—included as part of the VSP Choice, Signature, or VSP Individual Vision Plans.
Beginning July 1, 2018, your employees will automatically get this new benefit feature. There's no extra cost and nothing more for you and your employees to do. This is one more option to enjoy clear, precise vision at an exceptional value.
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