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.

Mairead O’Reilly, 2016-2018 Fellow

The Vermont Bar Foundation is pleased to introduce Mairead O’Really, 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 $925,000.


  • Gary Karnedy
  • Robert McClallen

Campaign Cabinet

  • Addison County – Michele Patton
  • Bennington County – John Lamson & Mary Welford
  • Caledonia County
  • Chittenden County – Joe Farnham & Liz Miller
  • Essex & Orleans Counties – Sarah Davies Coe
  • Franklin & Grand Isle Counties
  • Lamoille County – Jeremy Hoff
  • Rutland County – Mary Ashcroft, Gene Rakow & M. Kate Thomas
  • Washington County – Erick Titrud
  • Windham County – Raymond Massucco & Robin Stern
  • Windsor/Orange Counties – Matt Garcia & Linda Williamson
  • Judges – Hon. Sam Hoar
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