Conference speaker spotlight: Robert Appel


This is the latest of several quick bios we'll blog of speakers scheduled to appear at the Vermont Statewide Housing Conference, Nov. 18 in South Burlington.

Read about other speakers scheduled to present at the event and register to attend at the conference Web site.

Robert Appel has served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC) since November 2001 overseeing all operations of the HRC and acting as legal counsel.

Prior to his appointment to this position, Robert was the Defender General of the State of Vermont from 1993 to 2001. He also served as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights from 1989 to 1993, enforcing Vermont's statutes on employment discrimination. Robert was a Public Defender and Correctional Defender.

He was admitted to practice law in 1984 after a successful "reading law" clerkship while employed as an investigator with the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of Defender General. Woodbury Associates, Montpelier, Vermont (Paralegal, 1978); Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont (B.A., 1980).

Robert will be presenting at the conference as part of the Consumer Concerns workshop.

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