Introduction to the Central Vermont Inn of Court
The Central Vermont Inn was formed in 1999 by a group of
Vermont lawyers and judges who were interested in furthering the
American Inns of Court's mission to cultivate high ethical
standards among members of the legal profession which includes the
mentoring of young lawyers by more experienced lawyers.
The Inn meets once a month from September through May (there are
no meetings in December and January) at some of the nicer
restaurants and inns in Central Vermont and the Burlington
area. Each meeting consists of a social hour, a dinner, and a
CLE program which varies from a skit, speaker, game or other
vehicle. The CLE program always engenders a lively discussion
of a current ethical or practice-related issue impacting attorneys
practicing in Vermont. Members earn CLE credit for their
participation in meetings and for presentation of CLE programs.
Membership is limited to forty(40) members and each member must
participate as part of a pupilage team. Pupilage teams are
created on an annual basis and each pupilage team is designed to
include participants from different categories of
Membership categories are Masters (10+ years of practice),
Barristers (4-9 years of practice), Associates (1-3 years of
practice) and Pupils (law students, law clerks, and candidates
reading for the bar).
New members are accepted in August and September of each