Board of Overseers of the Bar

The Board and its Mission

The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar was created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1978 to govern the conduct of lawyers as officers of the Court. The Board is an independent agency under the jurisdiction of the Court.

The mission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar is to encourage and promote competent and ethical practice by members of the Maine Bar, and to make these standards known to members of the public, so that they have confidence in the legal profession in Maine. The Board accomplishes its mission on several fronts including attorney registration, continuing legal education requirements, ethical guidance, and attorney regulation. [Read more]

Ethics Helpline for Registered Maine Attorneys

The Board of Overseers of the Bar provides assistance to Maine attorneys through its "Ethics Helpline" on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To speak with one of the Board's staff attorneys, call the Board's office at 207-623-1122. [Read more]

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam page is dedicated to honoring those members of the Maine Bar who have passed away in recent years. When available, links to full obituaries and news articles are also accessible. Click here to view the In Memoriam page.

Court News

Announcements and News Releases for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Upcoming CLE Presentations by Bar Counsel

Date Session Title Organization Location Speaker
10/24/2017 Guardian ad Litem Core Training Maine State Bar Association Augusta Angela Morse

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
10/18/2017 9:00 AM Harold Burbank II Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #9
10/31/2017 9:00 AM Anthony A. Trask, Esq. Penobscot Judicial Center Bangor

View complete hearing schedule

Recent Decisions & Orders

The files below require the free Adobe Reader

Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
10/13/2017 Matthew E. Campbell, Esq. Grievance Commission Admonition Competence, Diligence, Responsibilities regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
9/29/2017 Erielle L. Dexter Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate or Attempt to Violate the MRPC or the Maine Bar Rules,Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
9/29/2017 Andrew L. Broaddus, Esq. Grievance Commission Reprimand Competence, Diligence, Communication, Misconduct
9/14/2017 Gary M. Prolman Single Justice Suspension


Conflict of Interest: Current Clients, Advisor, Violate of Attempt to Violate the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct or the Maine Bar Rules, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice

9/13/2017 James R. McDaniel II, Esq. Grievance Commission Reprimand Diligence, Communication, Excessive Fee

View all decisions