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
3/30/2017 Attorney and GAL Ethics in PC cases Judicial Branch Capital Judicial Center Aria Eee, Angela Morse
4/3/2017 Ethics in Employment Law Maine State Bar Association Augusta Civic Center J. Scott Davis
4/7/2017 Current Issues in Ethics Waterville Bar Association Joseph's Steakhouse, Waterville Alan P. Kelley
4/25/2017 Ethical Considerations re: Interaction with DV Victims Brown Bag Series Ramada Inn, Saco Alan P. Kelley
5/5/2017 Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning Maine State Bar Association Augusta Civic Center Aria Eee

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
4/21/2017 9:00 AM Harold Burbank II Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #11
5/11/2017 9:00 AM Scott G. Adams, Esq. Capital Judicial Center - Courtroom #4

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
3/16/2017 Edwin R. Jonas III Single Justice Decision Affirmed Appeal of the Petition for Reinstatement to the Maine Bar denied by the Law Court
3/15/2017 Daniel G. Lilley, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Appointment Receiver Appointment
3/10/2017 Jeremey A. Miller Single Justice Reciprocal Discipline Excessive Fees, Personal Conflict of Interest, Knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of the tribunal, Misconduct involving deceit
3/1/2017 Daniel L. Lacasse, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Appointment Receiver Appointment
2/28/2017 Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq. Grievance Commission Order Rejection of Stipulated Report

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