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VTACDL

Lori Jensen

Executive Director
90 Beech Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-343-4628

 

vtacdl@gmail.com

www.vtacdl.com

 

2018 Officers

President:

Devin McLaughlin



President-Elect:
Josh O'Hara



Secretary: 

Tim Fair



Treasurer:

Mary Kay Lanthier

 

Public Defender Rep:

Zach Weight



At-Large Directors:

(3-year terms expiring 2019)

David Silver

Frank Twarog

 

(3-year terms expiring 2020)

Rob Sussman

Paul Volk

 

(3-year terms expiring 2021)

Stephanie Foley

Dan McManus

 

 

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 EVENTS: 

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THE VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS  

presents
 

“THE DO’S & DON’TS OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE”

 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, Vermont

8:30 am Registration, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Program

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCT. 26th

 

REGISTER NOW AT www.vtacdl.com/seminars

 

 

8:30 - 9:00             Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 – 9:15            Opening Remarks- Devin McLaughlin, VTACDL President

 

9:15 – 12:00         Effective advocacy lessons from the trenches:  Our panel of experienced criminal defense attorneys will share their insights on how to successfully defend your clients.  The topics will include overcoming your fears of trial, necessary case investigation and preparation, pretrial and in limine motions, effective voir dire, strong openings and closings, and witness examination.  SPEAKERS: Chris Montgomery, Esq., Dan Sedon, Esq., MaryKay Lanthier, Esq. and Brian Marsicovetere, Esq.

 

10:30 - 10:45        BREAK

 

12:00 – 1:15         LUNCH ON YOUR OWN or ORDER AT THE MIDDLEBURY INN

(must place order by 10:30 am)

 

12:30- 1:15           VTACDL MEETING

 

1:15 – 3:15           Effective advocacy lessons from the bench:  Our panel of distinguished judges will discuss what they have seen work well and not so well, and what you need to be paying attention to in the courtroom.  The topics will include pleas and surviving plea colloquies, motion practice, effective voir dire, persuasive openings and closings, witness examination and objections, and what works in sentencing. SPEAKERS:  Judge David Fenster, Judge Dennis Pearson, and Judge Timothy Tomasi

               

3:15 – 3:30            BREAK

 

3:30 – 4:30           Vermont Supreme Court Advocacy: Our Appellate Defenders will discuss effective representation of your clients’ interests on appeal, including tips for preparing your brief, arguing before the justices, and preserving issues for the appeal during trial.  SPEAKERS:  Josh O’Hara, Esq. and Rebecca Turner, Esq.

               

 

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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