Matt Harnett was a respected and devoted criminal defense attorney in Rutland for many years, before he died way too young in 2012. He championed the cause of many of the most vulnerable members of the community. He was a great colleague, always willing to help the rest of us learn. The Matt Harnett Scholarship Fund was established by the Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to raise funds to send lawyers to continuing legal education opportunities to improve their trial skills. Langrock Sperry & Wool has been a consistent supporter of the Matt Harnett Scholarship Fund, both in memory of Matt and to aid criminal defense attorneys.