Maine

104 ABA Journal Maine articles.

Law Firms Shop for Deep Office Space Discounts, Possible Shark Tank, in Buyer’s Market

Two well-known law firms are reportedly shopping for bargain office space in a buyer’s market:

In New York City, Proskauer Rose is expected to ink a deal this week for…

Husson U Nixes Law School Plan

Following a second thumbs-down by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on a proposal that it should agree prospectively to allow graduates of a planned law school at…

Lawyer’s Encounter with a Denver Boot Results in Criminal Mischief Charge

Police say a Maine lawyer damaged a Denver boot worth $480 when he tried to drive his truck away while the device was still attached to his wheel.

Lawyer Michael…

Same-Sex Couples Now Allowed to Marry in Maine, Maybe N.H. Soon, Too

Abandoning his earlier opposition, the governor of Maine today immediately signed new legislation allowing same-sex couples there the legal right to marry.

“It’s not the way I was raised and…

Fleetwood Mac Drummer Sues Firm Over Attorney Fees

The drummer for Fleetwood Mac, Michael “Mick” Fleetwood, is among a group suing its onetime attorney in Maine, claiming the lawyer and his firm left them on the hook for…

Husson U Hires Dean, 2 Profs for Planned New Maine Law School

News yesterday that Husson University is reviving an earlier attempt to establish a new law school in Bangor, Maine, was followed today by news…

Husson Univ. to Revive Plan for New Maine Law School

Husson University is reportedly about to launch another attempt to create a new law school in Maine.

An earlier effort to do so was blocked by the…

Economy & Politics Threaten State Courts, ABA House Told

Massive state budget shortfalls threaten the ability of courts to continue to operate, Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, who is president of the Conference of Chief Justices, told the…

Major Maine Firm, Pierce Atwood, Lays Off Some, Hires Others

For economic reasons, the largest law firm in Maine laid off seven lawyers and 14 staff members last week in its Portland, Augusta and Portsmouth, N.H., offices, but is looking…

Ex-Chair of Prominent Maine Firm Gets 2 Years in Tax Case

“There was no extortion. No lavish vacations. No gambling debts. No drug addiction. Instead, a former partner in a major Maine law firm stole more than $300,000 simply because he…

Murder Tragedy Shines Spotlight on Advocacy Program for Mentally Ill

William Bruce was able to gain release from a mental hospital with the help of patient advocates funded by the federal government, despite his doctor’s recommendations that he remain at…

Towns Abuzz Over Backyard Bees

Add honeybees to the list of pets with a purpose that a growing number of residents are now keeping in urban areas.

But, as with backyard chickens, not everyone is…

Partner Accused of Stealing from Firm to Plead Guilty Today

A former partner at a Maine law firm who was accused of stealing more than $300,000 from his law firm and clients is expected to plead guilty to felony theft.

Judge to Ex-Lawyer: Snow Job Could Help Repay Clients

A Maine judge has ordered an ex-lawyer to get a job, any job, so he can repay the money he stole from client escrows and his grandfather’s estate.

John Frankenfield…

More Verrill Dana Fallout re Former Partner’s Alleged $400K Theft

The managing partner at one of Maine’s biggest and best-known law firms has resigned his post in the wake of a former partner’s alleged theft of just over $400,000 from…

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