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FALL 2017 • VOL. 43, NO. 3 VERMONT BAR JOURNAL DEPARTMENTS 5 PRESIDENT’S COLUMN — Interview with Incoming President Dan Maguire 8 PURSUITS OF HAPPINESS — Martial Artist - Interview with Jim Goss 15 RUMINATIONS — The Due Process of Excommunication 20 TECH TIPS — Protecting Your Finances Online 21 WHAT’S NEW — Sections & Divisions Annual Report — VBA Annual Report Pastel chalk drawing by Jo Levasseur, spouse of VBA member James A. Martino. Jo was a runner up in our 2016 Cover Contest. Congratulations Jo! 27 WRITE ON — Is Neil Gorsuch a Good Role Model for Legal Writers? Yes and No. 36 CHILDREN’S CORNER 39 BOOK REVIEWS 41 IN MEMORIAM BATTLE OF WITS! 42 CLASSIFIEDS Congratulations to Brent Clayton, son of VBA member Gregory Clayton, for emerging victorious in this round of our “battle of wits” caption contest. Gregory’s son came up with the light and humorous caption for our campfire cartoon! Congrats to the Claytons! Enjoy Kathy Fechter’s cartoon, captioned by Brent Clayton below: FEATURES 31 Conflicts of Interest and Attorney Accountability Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. 32 Dealing with a Bad Rap Andrew B. Delaney, Esq. 33 Spotlight on the VBF Grants Process John Marchica, Esq. 41 All Star Cast! “I’m hoping that’s what they meant by s’more billable hours.” THE VERMONT BAR JOURNAL • FALL 2017 3