Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The New Lawyers Section is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion with Justice Humphrey and Justice Nivison relative to the Business and Consumer Docket of the Superior Court, at 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2009. The event will be held in the Moot Courtroom at the University of Maine School of Law at
No registration or RSVP is necessary for attendance. If you have any questions or would like additional information on this event, please contact Shane Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-795-5000) or Amanda Doherty (AJDoherty217@aol.com, 207- 878-5519), or any member of the Governing Council of the New Lawyers Section.
For entreverge sponsorship opportunities, call Johann Sabbath at 207-781-2982 or email@example.com
To ensure an enjoyable and educational experience for the students, the Clerk’s Office is looking for volunteers from the Bar to assist students with a semi-scripted mock trial to be held in one of our courtrooms. The mock trial, including preparation and debriefing, will probably take 1 ½ to 2 hours. No preparation is required of the volunteers.
Will your firm have law student associates on staff this summer? If you think that your student associates would be interested in volunteering, the Clerk’s Office is also hoping to give the Upward Bound students an opportunity to interact with law students and/or recent law school graduates who could talk about their career choices and educational experiences.
If you are interested in volunteering and/or have any questions, please contact:
Renee M. Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org
(207) 780-3356 ext. 2219
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
--Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass
Judge Francis Biddle, the elderly and irascible former Attorney General, has little patience for his fresh-faced young secretary. But through battles over grammar and beliefs, their strained relationship grows into mutual respect, and eventually, true friendship. This witty and poignant account of the inevitable adventure of growing old was inspired by the playwright’s personal experiences as Biddle’s secretary.
Any takers? Significant others/children are invited to attend if accompanied by NLS members. Email email@example.com to reserve a seat. You must email prior to 5 pm this Thursday to be included, as we must collectively pay the theatre by then.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
80 Exchange St.
PO Box 1210
Bangor, ME 04402
In addition, please RSVP Frank Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number of tickets you are buying, so that we can work with Pirates to make sure there are enough tickets available. We have reserved 30 seats, but can expand to 50 if there is enough interest. If you have any questions about this event call Frank at 207-791-1230.
Friday, January 30, 2009
In a low-key, yet supportive way, the Maine State Bar Association offers a program to assist lawyers in dealing with problems in substantive and administrative areas of law where there may be a lack of familiarity or comfort in helping a client.
The program is open to all members of the Bar, from the newest members to those of long standing, who find themselves challenged by new or unfamiliar areas of the law where some help and guidance would benefit both the practitioner and the client.
Silent Partners contemplates a telephone consult with another practitioner to give you some pointers and direction. It may work out to a referral or a co-counsel relationship with a mentor attorney-but that is not required or expected. Most lawyers who use Silent Partners need some focused guidance and encouragement from someone who knows what they are talking about. It is only a phone call away. The program provides confidentiality recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Maine Bar Rule 7.3(o).
The Silent Partners program is chaired by Peter J. DeTroy III, Esquire, who can be reached at the following contact info - he will facilitate your participation in this service:
Norman Hanson & DeTroy LLC
P O Box 4600
Portland, ME 04112
Phone: (207) 774-7000
Fax: (207) 775-0806
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Shane Wright, Isaacson & Raymond, Lewiston
Frank Bishop, Pierce Atwood, Portland
Immediate Past Chair
Scott Quigley, Laskoff & Associates, Lewiston
Mikaela Sturrock, Elliot & MacLean, Camden
Mark Beaumont, Eaton Peabody, Bangor
MSBA Board of Governors Representative
Peter Felmly, Drummond Woodsum, Portland
SBA Representative (term ends upon election of new SBA president)
Nathanial Hull, University of Maine School of Law, Portland
Justin Weiss, Digital Policy Group, York
Hanna Sanders, Legal Services for the Elderly, Scarborough
Felicity Soles, International Association of Privacy Professionals, York
Jason Dionne, Isaacson & Raymond, Lewiston
Jeffrey Schwartz, Jeffrey A. Schwartz, LLC, P.A., South Portland
Stacey Stitham, Brann & Isaacson, Lewiston
Courtney Beer, PTLA, Portland
Amanda Doherty, Strike, Goodwin & O’Brien, Portland
Chelsea Fournier, Preti Flaherty, Portland
Congrats to those who won a spot; welcome to the new members; welcome back to the incumbents! 2009 is shaping up to be a good year with a lot of events. Stay tuned for further information . . .