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by Lila Shapero, Esq. Thank You for Supporting Pro Bono Services For the past 35 years, the Vermont Bar Foundation has managed IOLTA funds and has solicited your support to fund the var- ied nonprofit organizations that provide needed civil legal services and education for low-income Vermonters throughout the state. Your continued support has become in- creasingly important, as the interest rates determining the amount of IOLTA funds re- main low. The Foundation studies reports from grantees and considers applications for funding each spring. Your support is crucial in funding the programs the Foun- dation supports. The Foundation thanks lawyers, Prime Partner institutions, and the corporations who have contributed financially. We also thank those who gave their valuable time by providing pro bono or low bono servic- es. In 2016, the Foundation awarded $972,650 and supported 20 grant pro- grams. A full list of current grantees can be found at www.vtbarfoundation.org. Programs funded by the Foundation in- clude, among others, Children First! Legal Assistance Project and Vermont Immigrant Assistance Project at the South Royalton Legal Clinic, VBA Legal Assistance Projects, Vermont Legal Aid, Have Justice Will Trav- el and Youth Services at Windham County. The Foundation will highlight the work each grantee is doing through spotlight articles in the Vermont Bar Journal to give you information on h rW"F'2&P7W'FrFRf&VBv&bW"w&BЦVW26VRR'fW&B&"fVЦFFw&FVR7FƖvC6WF&FVv6Ɩ2fW&B&"W&fC22vFW"#br3CFPW6֖rVFF6VRFW"7FƖv@'F6RF2FRvƖvFrFR766ЧFbg&62ƗfrfW&BpFW'2vR6FVRFRfVFF( 2v&FFG&W72FRVvVVG2br֖6PBF6GfFvVBfW&FW'2V6PW2W"֗76BBFR&vPbv2FBR6FBFW"6G&'WF2B֖vVR&VWrW"ƒЦ6V6R6R&FW"F&VvvF&Vv6֖R6BƗ7BFPfW&B&"fVFF2W"6&G`66R&B&R'FW"&涖p7FGWF7FFRVVW26FW6vFPFRfVFFf"FFF&VvgBХ4$U2FR7FF^( 2VFVBv&w&Ғ6F7BFV&&&WBF&WgF&"ЦfVFF&r"B"##2Cf"Цf&FrF֗RD66V@FW&W7B&FW2"FFFRƖ6W&6W'fW2FRfW&B& fVFF&&BB2&V6VBbFP#rd$&&6W'f6Rv&Bf"W 6&VW"rv&vFvVVr&BЧFW&VBvV6GFVFVFW7F2fЦV6RF6f&6RFRfW&B&"fVFЧFB&R&V6VFǒFRfW&B&VgRЦvVR&W6WGFVVB&w&Bd$( 2&&6fW&V6RW26G&'WF2R'267&g@FV&&&WW'B&WF֒&Gv&W"&&&W &VFWGBb4Vv2Ff'F6&FGGBpƖƖ'FGB67W&F6FW6ƖW"rf6Rb0FW&W6R6'6W0&WFFגRFf0V֖ǒFf0RFFV&6VFFF66VƗ&WFG&PVfW"VV2'WFW FfBfV7FW &&W'BfW7W6fvW 6Wg&氤W&vƗfGFWrv&6VƖvV6'VVw&ffwvVFǖ'&0vV&vR'v@&VW706&fW&RFWG7PW&6'6VआVFW"'f0&''FP֖6VRVVGG&6Ɩw&WrFV&&&6vWrf2`VV&VFVW 'FFPW2Wg6V&PƗ6vPWfVलW2G7FWfV&Wv77FWV"'FदVfW"&@66GB4vVPF2VP6V&RVFW&6G2&氤֖6V&W&rGV62b6֗F0VGv&B֖W""द'VG&6V6द60'F6VG'fVFW&7&VFBV6&2'FV( '&दR( VW2֗6g&VBVW@W2WW 6"W&6rrbW06&W2vVƗ6vW'06VbW7F6R&V&W"B6G&&V&W &V&WG0vƖ"&WG0&V&6&G0Ɩ&6&G6VfW"&vP'WFB6VG&"766F&R6VФBW7FR66श&'"66&&&Vvw&V6R66&&&VvƖ6W&WFW"B6&fW 66GB6֗FF'&V7&vW F7&vW FfB7V6P&7vVVW6F&Ɛ&V֖G&fW'6P֖6VGV6W VGv&BGW"W7VFVBvb'WFB6VGfW&B&"766FfW&B6VGfVFFfW&Bv277FV20WffǠV&f7FvRW7आVVRvvW v&Bb&& ƖFvƖ6&&W'BvदRvG'Vf`6RFF琥7FWfVFF琧wwrgF&"&pDRdU$B$"U$( "5$r#p6VFW2vVW&FF2ǒ7V60B֖&ffW2BFW"7V6fVBvgG2BFW2B6VFR66W72FW7F6RfW'GrfVrFF2C