STL Hosts Judge and Bar Association Leader from Vermont
On May 28, STL welcomed The Honorable Cortland Corsones, a Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Vermont, and Theresa Corsones, Executive Director of the Vermont Bar Association. Judge Corsones and Director Corsones led a roundtable discussion with students on, “The Role of the Bench and Bar in Preserving the Rule of Law,” during which they offered a broad overview of the rule of law under the U.S. Constitution, and how that ties in with current access to justice initiatives by U.S. courts and the private bar. The discussion included an extended Q&A on topics ranging from differences in federal versus state court practice; technology in the courts and the impact on the judicial process; the importance of pro bono work to ensuring access to justice; and other such topics.
Judge Corsones and Director Corsones were first introduced to STL by 4L student ZHENG Xinjia and 3L student ZHANG Xi during their externships in Fall 2017 with The Honorable Geoffrey W. Crawford, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.