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Lori Jensen

Executive Director
90 Beech Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452






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Jordana Levine


Past President:

Chris Davis


Joseph Strain



Kasey Emmons


Mary Kay Lanthier


Public Defender Rep:

Sarah Reed


At-Large Directors:


(3-year terms expiring 2025)

Devin McLaughlin

Dan McManus


(3-year terms expiring 2026)

David Silver

Frank Twarog


(3-year terms expiring 2027)

Gary Apfel

Josh O'Hara








The Matt Harnett Scholarship Fund


Matt Harnett was an active and long-time member of VTACDL who sadly passed away on November 19, 2012.  He was 54 years old.  He was a partner in the law firm of Lorentz, Lorentz and Harnett in Rutland.  Matt was a zealous advocate committed to his clients, and one of the best trial lawyers in Vermont.


Matt was also committed to the education and development of new attorneys.  He relished the opportunity to work with new attorneys at the Green Mountain Criminal Defense Institute's Mini-Trial School and was always willing to take calls and brainstorm or troubleshoot cases with other attorneys.   


VTACDL has established the Matt Harnett Scholarship Fund in his memory. Funds raised will support scholarships for defense attorneys to attend continuing legal education programs to improve their skills.


We hope you will contribute in Matt’s memory to this important endeavor.  Please send your check payable to VTACDL to the VTACDL office, or use our ONLINE secure automated system below.  Note:  Please note that your contribution is to this Fund. Also, contributions to the Matt Harnett Scholarship Fund are NOT tax deductible.





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