Dr. Robin Gail Oshman, a Westport/New Canaan board-certified dermatologist in solo private practice was recently elected vice president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. CSMS represents physicians in Connecticut and is concerned with broad areas of scientific and professional interests.

For the past 26 years, Oshman served as the medical director of the annual free skin cancer screenings at the Westport/Weston Health District Center. She is the president of the Women’s Medical Association of Fairfield County and the immediate past president of the Fairfield County Medical Association. Oshman is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery.

Oshman has been practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology and dermatological surgery for 27 years. She performs skin cancer screenings, evaluation of all skin conditions, laser hair removal, Botox injections, injecting fillers, removal of face and leg veins and peels.

Oshman resides in Westport with her husband.

Super Lawyers

Randi Nelson , an associate attorney at Nusbaum & Parrino P.C. of Westport, has been selected as a 2016 Connecticut Rising Star by Super Lawyers. This is the second year Super Lawyers has selected Nelson for the designation.

Nusbaum & Parrino is a leading family law firm based in Westport, representing individuals with substantial assets in all areas of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody and relocation cases.

Five lawyers from the Verrill Dana, LLP Westport branch have also been included in the 2016 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Only the top 5 percent of attorneys in each New England state are included in the Super Lawyers guide, and only the top 2.5 percent in each state are selected as Rising Stars, which identifies the best attorneys 40 years and under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Robert Laplaca , Andrew B. Nevas , Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. and Calvin K. Woo were selected for the business litigation category, while Karen A. Mignone was chosen for environmental litigation.

A new job

Lyne Kiedaisch , of Westport, has joined the dental practice of Eric S. Klein, The Art of the Smile in Norwalk.

Kiedaisch is a graduate of John Abbott College in Montreal, Canada. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia, is certified in Invisalign, and highly skilled and trained in periodontal therapies.

Artists on display

Westport artist Julie Van Norden is participating in the Wilson Avenue Loft Artists’ Annual Exhibition.

The Wilson Avenue Loft Artists , known as WALA, have chosen “A Sense of Place” as the theme for their annual community event — a group exhibition in South Norwalk which opened on Oct. 28 and continues with Open Studios on Oct. 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WALA studios are at 225 Wilson Ave. in South Norwalk, on the second floor, but the entrance and parking are on Ely Avenue behind the building.

Westport seniors need any help?

Middle and high school students are willing to work small outdoor jobs such as raking leaves or shoveling walkways for local seniors. There is a suggested fee of $10 per hour. Seniors needing assistance may contact the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050.

Students interested in helping a senior in need and earning extra money should contact the Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 or humansrv@westportct.gov. Please note that students already registered for this program are requested to contact the department if they wish to remain on the current list. Written permission from a parent or guardian is necessary.

Election-based fraud warning

Connecticut Better Business is warning about election-related fraud that is being reported across the country. Politics and passion often go together and criminals know that when passion is involved people tend to let down their guard.

The run-up to Election Day offers fertile ground to con artists, who use email and telephone calls to obtain personal and financial information.

With the approach of the elections, residents can expect calls from polling firms, charities and political parties. The situation, however, is complicated by exemptions to the Do Not Call Registry rules. Charities, politicians and pollsters are exempt from the registry, allowing criminals to pose as callers from those three categories. Telephone caller ID can be faked, so it is difficult, if not impossible, to discern with any degree of certainty exactly who is on the other end of the telephone asking for money or information that can be used to commit identity theft.

Here are some of the methods criminals use to engage their victims:

Phony fundraising: Crooks sometimes make random calls claiming to represent a political party, an election committee member or an actual candidate. They will ask you to make a donation. Contact the political party directly or through their website if you want to offer financial support.

Fake public pollsters: They will contact you claiming they are doing a political survey. The first few questions sound legitimate, but shortly after, they tell you that you are eligible to win a prize for your participation. Polls do not work that way. The criminals are not interested in your opinion. They want you to give them your credit card number for shipping, handling or taxes on the prize.

Offers to “re-register” you as a voter: Impostor callers will tell you they represent a political commission and that you have to re-register to vote if you did not in the last election. In this case, they are looking for personal information.

Vote-by-telephone opportunities: There is no such thing as voting by telephone. You may also receive this solicitation by email, too. It is fraud, so hang up the phone or delete the email. Once again, what they are really going after is personal information.

If you are the victim of a pre-election scam attempt, you can report it to the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) by telephone at 860-256-2940, by email at seec@ct.gov or on the SEEC website at www.ct.gov/seec.