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
10/16/2018 ICWA--Competent & Ethical Representation Administrative Office of the Courts Penobscot Judicial Center Aria Eee
10/30/2018 Effective Representation of Difficult Clients Maine Law School Portland Aria Eee

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
9/27/2018 11:00 AM Jeffrey P. White, Esq. Capital Judicial Center
11/13/2018 8:30 AM Seth T. Carey Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #9

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
9/6/2018 Robert C. Robbins IV, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Appointment Receiver Appointment
8/28/2018 Gary M. Prolman, Esq. Law Court Judgment vacated. Remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Remanded for further Proceedings
8/23/2018 Jonathan C. Hull Single Justice Receiver Appointment Receiver Appointment
8/23/2018 Jonathan C. Hull Single Justice Immediate Interim Suspension Conflict of Interest: Current Clients, False Statement to a third party, Misconduct
8/13/2018 Melissa Coulombe Lalumiere, Esq. Grievance Commission Reprimand Communications With Person Represented by Counsel and Limited Representation

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