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November 20, 2009

Open Seat On The Board

Vermont Bar Foundation President Joseph Cahill announces an open seat on the Vermont Bar Foundation board to be filled from the Chittenden County Region* saying, “If you are interested in improving access to justice for Vermonters, we invite you to consider serving with us as we work to fulfill the VBF’s goals.”

The VBF Vision

The Vermont Bar Foundation supports efforts to ensure that all Vermonters understand and have meaningful access to the justice system.

The VBF Mission

The Vermont Bar Foundation supports access to justice in Vermont by obtaining and distributing funds to programs that provide legal services to disadvantaged Vermonters or that educate the general public about the courts and legal matters.

Board Composition

Every attorney licensed in Vermont in active status and all serving judges are members of the Vermont Bar Foundation, and as such, are eligible to serve on the board.


Terms are two years long.  Currently, the board meets quarterly on the second Monday in February, May, August and November from 1-3 p.m. in Montpelier.  Telephone attendance is always welcome.

Note: The next February meeting will occur on Friday, February 12, 2010, followed by a joint meeting with the VBA Board of Managers.

Current Board Members

Current Grantees

If you would like to improve access to justice for your fellow Vermonters, please consider serving on the Vermont Bar Foundation Board.

*From the VBF By-Laws:  “Members shall be part of the district in which their principal office is located, or in the absence of an office location, in which their home is located.  Members residing out of state shall be part of the Chittenden District.”

Please contact any member of the board or Executive Director Debbie Bailey at (802) 223-1400 or by email at for more information by December 7, 2009.

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