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Who We Are

The Vermont Bar Foundation is the leading private funding source for dozens of programs designed to increase access to justice for low-income Vermonters.

We got our start in 1982, when the Vermont Bar Association created a non-profit fund-raising organization to help fulfill the promise of equal access to justice. Since then, we have raised and distributed more than $20,000,000 to organizations ranging from legal aid providers to law school clinics and domestic violence prevention programs. It’s all part of our efforts to ensure that all Vermonters understand and have meaningful access to the justice system.

Board of Directors & Staff

The Vermont Bar Foundation is governed by and conducted under the direction of a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to promoting equal access to justice for all.

Officers

President

Renee L. Mobbs, Esq.
Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C.
email

President-Elect

Harry C. Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham
email

Treasurer

Christopher D’Elia
Vermont Bankers Association
email

Secretary

Hon. Karen R. Carroll
Vermont Supreme Court

Directors

Amber L. Barber, Esq.
Barber & Waxman
email

Gavin Boyles, Esq.
VT Dept of Financial Regulation
email

Richard T. Cassidy, Esq.
Rich Cassidy Law, P.C.
email

Amelia W.L. Darrow, Esq.
Windham Law, PLC
email

Timothy C. Doherty, Esq.
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
email

Andrew D. Manitsky, Esq.
Lynn, Lynn, Blackman & Manitsky, PC
email

Sarah E. Wilson, Esq.
email

Staff

Josie Leavitt, Interim ED & Development Director
email

Committees

The Foundation extends special thanks to the following individuals who contribute their time to the Vermont Bar Foundation.

Finance

Christopher D’Elia, Chair
Vermont Bankers Association

Gavin Boyles, Esq.
VT Dept of Financial Regulation

 

Governance & Personnel

Gavin Boyles, Esq., Chair
VT Dept of Financial Regulation

Hon. Karen R. Carroll
Vermont Supreme Court

Harry Parker, Esq.
Bauer Gravel Farnham

Grants

Harry C. Parker, Esq., Chair
Bauer Gravel Farnham

Amelia W.L. Darrow, Esq.
Windham Law, PLC

Nicholas AE Low, Esq.
Tarrant, Gilles & Richardson

Trey Martin, Esq.
Let’s Grow Kids

Karen Tyler, Esq.
UVM Health Network, Dept. of Compliance and Privacy

IOLTA

Beth A. Danon, Esq., Chair
Kohn Rath Danon Lynch & Scharf, LLP

Debra Bouffard, Esq.
Sheehey Furlong & Behm, P.C.

Chris D’Elia
Vermont Bankers Association

Timothy C. Doherty, Esq.
DRM

Jennifer Emens-Butler, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

James P. Langan, Esq.
Dinse P.C.

L. Raymond Massucco, Esq.
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

Nominating

Chittenden District

Lila Shapero, Esq.
Burlington

Karen L. Tyler, Esq.
UVM Health Network, Dept. of Compliance and Privacy

Eastern District

L. Raymond Massucco, Esq., Chair
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

Northern District

Jesse Bugbee, Esq.
Kissane Associates

Washington District

Bernard D. Lambek, Esq.
Zalinger, Cameron & Lambek, P.C.

Western District

Mary C. Ashcroft, Esq.

Promotion/Revenue Enhancement

Sarah E. Wilson, Esq., Chair
Bennington

Gavin Boyles, Esq.
VT Dept of Financial Regulation

Jesse D. Bugbee, Esq.
Kissane Associates

Therese Corsones, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

Jennifer R. Emens-Butler, Esq.
Vermont Bar Association

Raymond L. Massucco, Esq.
Massucco and Stern, P.C.

 

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