Helping the Public with Legal Issues (Sept. 15 & 16, 2018)
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September 23, 2018
RadioRotary interviews Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotarian Veronica McMillan, an attorney, and Janna Whearty, Executive Director of the Dutchess Country Bar Association, on the programs of the Country Bar, an organization of 548 attorneys practicing in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley. The group is best known for evaluating candidates for judgeships, but it does much more. One of the useful services is based in the different specialties of lawyers; the Lawyer Referral Service directs persons in need of legal help to attorneys who specialize in the problem, whether it be patent law; wills, health-care proxies, or power of attorney; real-estate transactions; consumer issues; or criminal matters. The Bar Association is also involved in the continuous education required of licensed attorneys. Every May the Association sponsors the annual Law Day event. Learn more: Dutchess Country Bar Association: http://dutchesscountybar.org/