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Vermont Commission on the Well-Being of the Legal Profession

Charge & Designation

Commission Members

Hon. Paul L. Reiber, Chief Justice, Commission Chair
paul.reiber@vermont.gov

Hon. William D. Cohen, Commission Co-Chair
Chair, Judges Committee
william.cohen@vermont.gov

Therese M. Corsones, Esq.
Chair, Bar Association Committee
tcorsones@vtbar.org

Michael Kennedy, Esq.
Chair, Regulators Committee
michael.kennedy@vermont.gov

Thomas McHenry, Esq.
Chair, Law School Committee
tmchenry@vermontlaw.edu

Joshua Simonds, Esq.
Chair, Lawyers Assistance Program Committee
jls@burlingtonlawpractice.com

Ian Carleton, Esq. and
Laura Wilson, Esq.

Co-Chairs, Legal Employers Committee
icarleton@sheeheyvt.com
llw@lyndonlaw.com

Christopher Newbold, Esq
Chair, Professional Liability Carrier Committee
cnewbold@alpsnet.com

 

Commission Meeting Agenda 1/25/2018

Commission Minutes 1/25/2018

Commission Meeting Agenda 7/12/2018

Commission Meeting Minutes (Draft) 7/12/18

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS' NAMES

LEGAL EMPLOYERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ian Carleton, Esq., Co-Chair
Laura Wilson, Esq., Co-Chair
T.J. Donovan, Esq.
Christina Nolan, Esq.
Scott McGee, Esq.
Bonnie Badgwick, Esq.
Lucia White (VPO President)

JUDGES COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hon. William Cohen, Chair
Hon. Marilyn Skoglund
Hon. John Treadwell
Barbara Blackman, Esq.
Wes Ward, Judicial Conduct Board Member
Robert Hubbard, Chief Law Clerk
Angela Anderson, COM Addison Unit

 BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Therese Corsones, Esq., Chair
Jennifer Emens-Butler, Esq.
Samara Anderson, Esq.
Kyle Landis-Marinello, Esq.
Michael Kiey, Esq.
Andrew Delaney, Esq.
Rachel Strecker, Esq.

LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joshua Simonds, Esq., Chair
Michael Kennedy, Esq.
Cecie Hartigan, Esq.
Hon. Karen Carroll
Hon. Colleen Brown
Gregory Mertz, Esq.
Craig Weatherly, Esq.
Meghan Purvee, Esq.
Shirley Jefferson, Esq.
Cara Cookson, Esq.
Wendy Collins, Esq.

REGULATORS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Michael Kennedy, Esq., Chair
Carolyn Anderson, Esq. (Professional Responsibility Board)
Clara Giminez (MCLE Board)
Hon. Thomas Durkin (Character & Fitness Committee)
Andrew Maas, Esq. (Judicial Conduct Board)
Joshua Lobe, Esq. (Board of Bar Examiners)
Christopher Davis, Esq.

 

LAW SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Thomas McHenry, President and Dean. VLS
Kristen Briggs, Mental Health Professional, Clara Martin Center (Invited)
Brian Dunkiel ’96 (JD), Partner, Dunkiel, Saunders, Burlington
Breanna Hayes ’17 (JD), Staff Attorney, Boies & Schiller, Hanover, NH
Laurie Izutsu, Staff Attorney,  South Royalton Legal Clinic, VLS
Shirley Jefferson ’86 (JD), Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, VLS
Jennifer O'Connor ’19, second-year JD student
Ken Rumelt ’10 (LLM), Staff Attorney and Professor, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, VLS
Carlson Swafford  ’20, first year JD student
Amanda Vega ’20, first year JD student
Ashley ZIai, Executive Assistant to the Vice Deans, VLS

Bar Association Committee Minutes 3/19/2018

Bar Association Committee Minutes 4/23/2018

Bar Association Committee Minutes 5/21/2018

Bar Association Committee Minutes 6/14/2018

Bar Association Committee Minutes 7/23/2018

 

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