Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship

Supporting exceptional young attorneys as they work to increase legal access for low-income Vermonters.

The Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship was launched in 2008. It is funded by generous contributions from more than 300 law firms, individual attorneys, corporations and organizations. The Fellowship provides two years of support to exceptional young attorneys who work to increase legal access for low-income Vermonters.

Jill Rudge, 2018-2020 Fellow

The Vermont Bar Foundation is proud to introduce Jill Rudge, our new Poverty Law Fellow.

Vermont Access to Justice Campaign

The Vermont Access to Justice Campaign Committee is a group of volunteer lawyers from around the state, led by co-Chairs, who work together to raise funds for the Fellowship. To date, the ATJ Campaign Committee has raised more than $1,000,000.


  • Erin Gilmore
  • Fritz Langrock

Campaign Cabinet

  • Addison County – Amy Menard
  • Bennington County – Sarah Wilson
  • Caledonia County,Essex & Orleans Counties
  • Chittenden County – Eric Avildsen, Renee Mobbs & Eric Johnson
  • Franklin & Grand Isle Counties – Vanessa Kittell
  • Lamoille County
  • Rutland County – Jack Facey & Kate Thomas
  • Washington County – Avi Springer & David Scherr
  • Windham County – James Valente
  • Windsor/Orange Counties –
  • Judges – Hon. Sam Hoar
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