On February 7, 2019

Rutland gets new public defender

Katelyn Atwood has joined the Rutland County Public Defender’s staff after working for a year with attorney Mark Furlan. Working with Furlan, she already worked with clients having a conflict of interest with the Public Defender’s office.

The 34 year old joins the office as an additional attorney, not a replacement, the office’s supervising attorney Mary Kay Lauthier told the Rutland Herald. Although the number of criminal cases filed on Rutland County would appear to be shrinking, recent individual cases require more work.

Lauthier praised Atwood for her client advocacy work and knowledge of the law.  After her 2011 graduation, she worked for a trial court judge in New Jersey. On returning to Vermont, she became a property law fellow at the South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School.

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