Admission to the Vermont Bar

For information on the requirements and procedures for admission to the Vermont bar, including the bar exam, admission by transferred UBE score, and admission without examination, click on ‘Admission to the Vermont Bar.’

The Board of Bar Examiners and the Character and Fitness Committee oversee the process of admission to the Vermont bar. For information on these boards, click on the appropriate box.

The Law Office Study Program

One way to satisfy the educational requirements for admission by examination and admission by transferred UBE score is by completing Vermont’s Law Office Study Program (“LOS Program”). The LOS Program requires you to work under the supervision of an experienced Vermont judge or attorney for four years and to follow a systematic course of study.

Attorney Licensing

For information on attorney licensing, including a list of attorneys in good standing, initial licensure, license renewal, changes to licensing status, reinstatement of an administratively suspended license, obtaining a certificate of good standing, appearance by legal interns, pro bono emeritus licensure and pro hac vice licensure, click on ‘Attorney Licensing.’

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

For information on mandatory continuing legal education requirements in Vermont, including the Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, click on 'Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.'

The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Board ensures that the Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education are followed by all practicing attorneys in Vermont. For information on the MCLE Board, click on 'Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.'

Professional Responsibility Board

The Vermont Supreme Court has the power under the Vermont Constitution to oversee the professional conduct of all attorneys practicing in Vermont. The court formed the Vermont Professional Responsibility Board to administer the professional responsibility program, which regulates the legal profession.

Receipt of Court Notices and Orders (eCabinet)

The Vermont courts send all court-issued documents (hearing notices, orders, etc.) to attorneys by email using the email addresses registered in a system called eCabinet. Attorneys may register up to three email addresses in the system and are responsible for keeping the information updated. The email address(es) registered in eCabinet are not used for service of documents filed by opposing parties, which is done through service contacts in the efiling system.

To create an eCabinet account or update an existing account, attorneys must contact the Judiciary helpdesk through one of the methods listed below.  Please include your attorney bar license number in your communication.

Standing Orders

View standing orders issued by judges in specific counties.