The Professional Responsibility Program (PRP) held its Annual Meeting on May 31, 2017. The meeting took place at Burlington’s Hotel Vermont. Chief Justice Paul Reiber joined the Board, members of the PRP’s hearing & assistance panels, PRP staff, and several invited guests for a day of seminars and discussion.
The afternoon kicked off with a visit from Secretary of State Jim Condos and Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters. Secretary Condos outlined his vision of a Statewide Ethics Commission.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the idea of an ethics commission, VTDigger has done some great reporting on the issue. Digger has:
- a Commentary from Secretary Condos: Let The Sun Shine In;
- several pieces from PRP Member Bill Schubart, including Vermont’s Ethics Crisis; and,
- this post on the bill that emerged
Secretary Condos and Deputy Secretary Winters took several questions from PRP members, many of which focused on the similarities between the PRP and the SoS’s Office of Professional Regulation. All in all, a great way to share thoughts on shared missions.
Secretary Condos and Deputy Secretary Winters – thank you for taking the time to visit the PRP!