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
9/29/2016 Every Day Ethics Biddeford District Court Aria Eee
10/4/2016 ABA Conference-Lawyer Assistance Programs CoLap Vancouver BC Aria Eee
11/17/2016 Ethics MSBA Legal Year In Review Augusta Civic Center J. Scott Davis, Aria Eee, Alan P. Kelley, Angela Morse, Paul W. Chaiken
12/1/2016 Bridging the Gap/Ethics Maine State Bar Association Hilton Inn, Freeport J. Scott Davis
12/14/2016 Workers' Comp CLE National Business Institute Fireside Inn, Portland J. Scott Davis

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
9/26/2016 9:00 AM Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq. Penobscot Judicial Center Bangor - Courtroom #202
10/3/2016 1:00 PM Michael R. Brooks Capital Judicial Center - Courtroom #5
10/3/2016 1:00 PM Sarah E. Desormiers Capital Judicial Center - Courtroom #5
10/3/2016 1:00 PM Colleen A. Mathews Capital Judicial Center - Courtroom #5
10/13/2016 9:00 AM Richard A. Foley, Esq. Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #9

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
9/8/2016 Adam B. Zimmerman Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate of Attempt to Violate and provision of the MRPC or the MBR, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
9/8/2016 Alyson L. Peverly Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate of Attempt to Violate and provision of the MRPC or the MBR, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
9/8/2016 Jeremey A. Miller Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate of Attempt to Violate and provision of the MRPC or the MBR, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
9/8/2016 Jeffrey S. Hamm Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate of Attempt to Violate and provision of the MRPC or the MBR, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice
9/8/2016 Carl G. Buzawa Grievance Commission Reprimand Registration, Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters, Violate of Attempt to Violate and provision of the MRPC or the MBR, Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice

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