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Lori Jensen

Executive Director

90 Beech Street

Essex Jct., VT  05452




2014 Officers

President: Sally Adams

Mary Kay Lanthier

Secretary: Amanda Mowle

Treasurer: Leroy Yoder


Public Defender:
Rachel Malone

At-Large Directors:

3-year terms expiring 2015
Stephanie Foley
Dan McManus

3-year terms expiring 2016
David Silver
Frank Twarog


3-year terms expiring 2017
Rob Sussman

Paul Volk

The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers



The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a group comprised of attorneys admitted to practice law in Vermont who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases.

Looking for an attorney?


Click here for a list of VTACDL members by county who offer criminal defense representation.

Upcoming Seminars

The Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Advanced Trial Practice: Jury Selection
at the
Washington Superior Court – Civil Division
65 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30am Registration, 9:00-4:30 Program 

6 C.L.E. credits

Whether you're a seasoned trial attorney or are getting ready to try your first case, this event is for you.
Join us for a full-day CLE exploring the complex and sometimes intimidating topic of jury selection. Experienced trial attorneys will discuss strategies for conducting effective voir dire: from the basics to confronting difficult topics to successful vetting of potential juror biases to get the jury you want. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a mock setting.

For more information and to register online, click on the "Seminars" tab.


Our mission:

  • To promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related arts.
  • To disseminate and advance by lecture, seminars, and publications the knowledge of the law relating to the criminal defense practice.
  •  To promote the proper administration of criminal justice.
  • To foster, maintain and encourage the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases.
  • To foster periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice.
  • To protect individual rights and improve the criminal law, its practices and procedures.


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