The Board of Bar Examiners is charged with determining the eligibility of applicants as part of the admission process to the Vermont bar, in accordance with the Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court.  This includes administering the Vermont bar exam, reviewing all applications for admission without exam for eligibility, and determining the eligibility of foreign-educated applicants to sit for the bar exam.

The Board of Bar Examiners is comprised of nine Examiners (seven attorneys and two lay persons) and eight Associate Examiners (all attorneys), all of whom are appointed by the Supreme Court.  Currently, the Board is as follows:

Patricia K. Turley, Esq.

Erin H. Gallivan, Esq.

Samuel D. Abel-Palmer, Esq.

Francesca M. Bove, Esq.

Eric M. Knudsen, Esq.

Laura B. Murphy, Esq.

Joshua S. O'Hara, Esq.

Wright C. Preston

Jonathan Rose, Esq.

Joslyn L. Wilschek, Esq.

Vacancy (layperson)

Chair, Examiner

Vice-Chair, Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Examiner

Sandra Bevins, Esq.

Geoffrey R. Bok, Esq.

Bridget R. Grace, Esq.

Alycia Sanders, Esq.

Bessie Weiss, Esq.

Rebecca L. Zampieri, Esq.

Vacancy

Vacancy

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

Associate Examiner

One of the Justices of the Vermont Supreme Court serves as a liaison between the Court and the Board.  Currently, the Court's liaison to the Board of Bar Examiners is Associate Justice Harold E. Eaton, Jr.

 

Interested in serving on the Board of Bar Examiners?  Complete and submit this application.

Contact Information

Board of Bar Examiners
Office of Attorney Licensing
Costello Courthouse
32 Cherry St., Suite 213
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 859-3000
Fax: (802) 859-3003

Andrew Strauss, Licensing Counsel
JUD.AttyLicensing@vermont.gov