Monday, June 27, 2016

Procrastinator's Day

Do lawyers really have the reputation of being late or doing everything at the last minute?  I have heard far too many times that I was expected to arrive late, merely because I’m a lawyer.  In semi-protest, I would say, “I resemble that remark!”  

Perhaps, we lawyers just have different ways of prioritizing.  Truly, we are never (or hardly ever?) late for Court or an important meeting.  In our practices, we operate under a deluge of critical and pressing deadlines, and manage to juggle them in a most-impressive fashion.  Perhaps we are just too aware that there are simply not the same consequences of arriving late for a social event as there are for a Court hearing.

We at the VBA recognize the demands on our members’ time, so imperative and unyielding, that license renewal may be pushed down the priority scale.  After all, we have two whole years to amass the requisite CLE credits, client matters taking priority all the while.  Until June, when panic sets in.  Never fear, Procrastinator’s Day to the rescue! 

Our Procrastinator’s Day this year, held on June 24, 2016, was attended by approximately 60 members.  The day had fun-filled and informative segments on Ethics, Mindfulness, Literature, Television and Music.  Who knew that CLE credits could be garnered by doing yoga, watching The Simpsons clips and listening to “Stairway to Heaven” samples?  Check out the event’s photos, below.

Still need live CLE credits? Now that’s remarkable procrastination! Don’t forget Agriculture Law Day on June 28, 2016.  And if you have to do some post-renewal deadline license repair, our Annual Meeting in Lake Morey on October 13-14, 2016 is sure to fill the tank.  In addition to the CLE’s, we plan to have entertaining events such as a gubernatorial candidates debate, a beer and cheese tasting, golf ball ethics on the course, and not-to-be-missed interactive presentations on Judge Mello's book, Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont and Judge Martin's book, Orville's Revenge: The Anatomy of a Suicide.

See you there!  On time, of course.