Withdraw from Practice

Attorneys not currently the subject of disciplinary investigations or proceedings may advise the Board of Overseers in writing of their desire to discontinue the practice of law in Maine and be placed on withdrawn status. Attorneys seeking inactive status must comply with Maine Bar Rule 7.3(i)(2). Withdrawn status requests will not be completed without the accompanying affidavit required by Maine Bar Rule 7.3(i)(2). Upon the filing of such notice, the attorney is no longer eligible to practice law in Maine or allowed in any manner to indicate or advertise an authority to so practice in Maine. Attorneys who withdraw from the practice of law in Maine are no longer required to register or pay fees to the Board of Overseers.

Attorneys not currently the subject of disciplinary investigations or proceedings may advise the Board of Overseers in writing of their desire to discontinue the practice of law in Maine and be placed on inactive status. Attorneys seeking inactive status must comply with Maine Bar Rule 7.3(i)(2). Inactive status requests will not be completed without the accompanying affidavit required by Maine Bar Rule 7.3(i)(2). Upon the filing of such notice, the attorney is no longer eligible to practice law in Maine or allowed in any manner to indicate or advertise an authority to so practice in Maine. Attorneys on inactive status must file a registration statement with the Board of Overseers for three years after their change to inactive status. During that period, inactive attorneys pay an annual registration fee equal to one-half of the fee required under Maine Bar Rule 10 for a similarly situated active attorney. See Maine Bar Rule 6(c)(1).

Sample Affidavits

Affidavit - No Clients (PDF - 31KB)

Affidavit - Clients (PDF - 43KB)