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J. Scott Cameron


Montpelier, Vt.  (VLS Trustee since 1984)

J. Scott Cameron is chair of the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees; he assumed the chair in 2001 and is the first VLS graduate to hold the office (the position was formerly known as president of the board of trustees). He served as vice president from 1990 to 2001.

Chair Cameron is a practicing attorney and partner in the Montpelier, VT, law firm of Zalinger Cameron and Lambek, P.C. His practice emphasizes civil litigation, labor and employment law, and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He joined the firm of Paterson & Walke, P.C. in 1987 and became a shareholder of the firm in 1989; the name of the firm was changed to Zalinger Cameron and Lambek in 2000.

Chair Cameron served for many years as an attorney and an administrator with the State of Vermont, starting with an appointment as assistant attorney general assigned to the Environmental Litigation Division. In 1981, he accepted an assignment with the Vermont Department of Personnel in the dual role of special assistant attorney general/deputy commissioner. In 1985, Governor Madeline M. Kunin appointed him commissioner of the Department of Personnel, where was responsible for the administration of Vermont's Civil Service System.

In addition to his many contributions to Vermont Law School, Chair Cameron’s civic activities include service as a member of the board of directors of FoodWorks/Two Rivers Center for Sustainability, Inc., a Montpelier-based, nonprofit, educational consulting firm that promotes organic agriculture, ecology, and sustainable communities. Chair Cameron also founded the boy’s varsity lacrosse program at Spaulding High School, Barre, VT, and served as head varsity coach from 1983-2001.

Chair Cameron received his BA from Colgate University in 1975 and his JD from Vermont Law School in 1980.