The VLSAA is now accepting self-nominations for three at-large director position and one alumni trustee position. Candidates for alumni trustee must have served one full three year term on the VLSAA Board of Directors.
The VLSAA Board of Directors nomination period is open from Tuesday, May 3-Friday, May 27, 2016.
For more information about serving on the Board, please see the VLSAA Director position description. For more information about serving as an alumni trustee, please review the current Board membership.
Responsive answers to the following prompts must be provided by each nominee. You may provide the information in a narrative form, or you may use the prompts and questions as a template for your responses.
Please send your nomination(s) and responses to the foregoing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Please send your nomination and responses to the foregoing to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Please be advised that the responses will be published online as the candidate’s statement during the election phase. The VLSAA may edit responses for typographical or formatting purposes.
The online election will begin on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and the last day of the election will be Friday, July 29, 2016. Election and voting procedures will be announced in July.
Separate from the annual elections, the President of the VLSAA appoints at-large directors in consultation with the VLSAA, as directed in the bylaws of the VLSAA. In considering potential appointees, the President and the VLSAA often consider past candidates for elected director positions.
If you have questions, please contact Kristin Hines Gladd ’10, VLSAA Vice-President at Kristin.Gladd@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association in March 2011. The award shall be given "to that alumnus/a who exemplifies and enhances the VLS core values of community, diversity, service, ethics, and justice, and who enhances the reputation of Vermont Law School in the greater community."
The inaugural award in 2011 was presented to J. Scott Cameron JD'80, in recognition of his many years of service to VLS and his significant contributions to the legal community. In 2012, the award was presented to Wynona Ward JD'98, in recognition of her role as founder of Have Justice Will Travel, a model program directed at bringing an end to the generational cycle of abuse for women and children in rural communities. In 2013 the recipient was Professor Linda Smiddy JD'79, the first alumnus to become tenured faculty at Vermont Law, in recognition of her contributions to scholarship and the legal profession. The 2014 award was presented to David Mears JD'91, who was recognized for his steadfast advocacy, leadership and service. The Honorable Justice Harold "Duke" Eaton JD'81 received last year's 2015 award for his exemplary leadership over 35 years in a public service legal career.
The recipient will be selected by the VLSAA Board at its March 19, 2016 meeting, and the award will be presented during Vermont Law School's Homecoming Weekend on June 18, 2016.
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