Thursday August 22, 2013
Long time resident Richard T. Cassidy, a partner at the Burlington law firm of Hoff Curtis, has been appointed to serve a 2-year term as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). Founded in 1892, the ULC is an organization comprising more than 350 lawyers who meet annually to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states. Commissioners donate their time as a pro bono public service.
Mr. Cassidy was appointed Chair at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the ULC which recently concluded in Boston, Massachusetts. The Executive Committee is the governing body of the ULC, and is responsible for implementing the policies adopted at its meetings.
Mr. Cassidy has been a member of the ULC since 1994. As a Vermont uniform law commissioner, he chaired the drafting committee on the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act, and is a past Chair and current member of the Committee on Liaison with the American Bar Association. He has served on numerous drafting committees, including the committee which revised the Uniform Arbitration Act. He just completed a two‐year term as Chair of the ULC Scope and Program Committee, the committee which recommends the study and drafting projects which the ULC should undertake.
Mr. Cassidy has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law in Vermont. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Larrow of the Vermont Supreme Court in 1978-79, and as Chief Law Clerk to Chief Justice Albert W. Barney in 1979-80. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Vermont and a 1978 graduate of Albany Law School. He has been in private practice in the Burlington area since 1980 and was a founder of the Hoff Curtis law firm in 1989.
Mr. Cassidy has an extensive record of public service. He recently completed 12 years as a member of the South Burlington School Board, including 6 years as chair. He chaired the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners for 11 years.
Founded in 1892, the ULC is an organization comprising more than 350 lawyers who meet annually to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states. Commissioners donate their time as a pro bono public service.