BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The head of the Vermont Bar Association has announced a series of changes in response to comments at a trial academy telling female attorneys how to dress in court.

The Times Argus reports bar association board President Gary Franklin said Monday the bar will provide presenters guidelines on implicit bias, it will work to include more female presenters at events and the trial academy will exercise more control over information provided.

His comments were in response to Deputy State Attorney Ashley Hill who sought an apology for the July 13 training session. Hill says one speaker told women not to wear high heels and another said male attorneys should ask their wives for clothing advice.

Franklin says the VBA "does not condone any form of discrimination or gender bias."


Information from: The Times Argus,