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Membership Services and Benefits

The Vermont Association for Justice is a dynamic organization designed to represent, educate, and support its members and the consumers they represent.

VTAJ Educates You

Continuing Legal Education
VTAJ provides quality CLE Seminars to give practicing trial attorneys better tools in the fight to protect their clients. Members may attend CLE’s at reduced rates. Audio and video tapes of seminars are also often available.

VTAJ Briefs You
All members receive the quarterly VTAJ Report, which contains verdicts and settlements, current events in the legal profession, legislative reports, reviews of recent court decisions, and other news relevant to trial lawyers. Members are invited to submit case reports, articles, commentaries and networking items, at any time, for publication.

VTAJ Benefits You
Listserv – Network with some of the most experienced and successful trial lawyers in the state who share trial tactics and tips via an email forum. There is the Basic Listserv, an Employment Listerv, a Workers Comp Listserv, a Family Law Listserv, a MedMal Listserv and a Criminal Law Listserv. All of the Listservs have an Archive Search function that allows you to search on topics of interest going back a few years if you choose.
Lawyer Referral Service - VTAJ members can join our Lawyer Referral Service and enjoy the benefits of being referred cases in their areas of interest and expertise. This service is widely advertised throughout the State, and is available only to VTAJ members in good standing.
TrialSmith – Provides VTAJ members access to the nation’s largest deposition, brief and document database specifically for plaintiff attorneys.
Membership Directory – Annual directory containing alphabetical, geographical and “fields of practice” listings of all VTAJ members.

VTAJ Represents You

Legislative & Public Affairs
VTAJ works to promote understanding and goodwill with Vermont state legislators and members of Congress. VTAJ Committee members assist VTAJ’s registered lobbyists in efforts to promote laws and regulations that advance public good through the civil justice system.
Political Action Committee
VTAJ’s non-partisan political action committee, Vermont Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, supports legislative candidates who adhere to VTAJ’s philosophy of the protection of consumers’ rights and ethical practice of trial law.
AAJ Affiliation
VTAJ also coordinates projects and protects the trial bar’s legislative interests in cooperation with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.