Representing the Rutland Herald, Matthew B. Byrne obtained dismissal and the first-ever award of attorneys’ fees by a Vermont state court under Vermont’s anti-SLAPP law. The Vermont General Assembly enacted the anti-SLAPP statute to protect the exercise of First Amendment rights. After the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the claim, the Vermont Superior Court entered an order awarding the Rutland Herald the attorneys’ fees it had incurred in defending the action.
Pauline Law to Begin Term as District Representative for Vermont and Maine for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division
Beginning on September 1, 2016, Pauline will serve as a District Representative to the governing council of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. The ABA Young Lawyers Division is the largest young lawyer organization in the world, with over 150,000 members. Pauline will represent both Vermont and Maine as a voting member of the council.