Joanne Desjardins, an employee of our parent company, Verrill Dana LLP, for 20 years, is key to the operation of the Augusta office. In her capacity as a legal secretary, she has supported many firm partners and attorneys through the years. Currently, Joanne assists our government affairs team with lobby registration and reporting, the weekly client Legislative Update, and aids our Political Director with grass roots and political campaigns. Joanne is a recipient of the firm’s 2006 staff excellence award. She always cheerfully assists our visiting attorneys and clients from “away” (as we say in Maine). Joanne is married with two daughters and loves to spend time with her family at their cabin in the western mountains of Maine.