Board of Overseers of the Bar
The 2018/2019 CLE Reporting portal will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st. You will still be able to submit materials after that date but will not be able to do so on the portal. Please send materials relating to 2018/2019 CLEs directly to Susan Adams, our CLE/Registration Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 CLE Reporting portal will open on 1/1/2021, and attorneys have until 2/26/2021 to earn and report credits. From our website click on MyBoardAccess to log in. After you have logged in, documents can be uploaded on the 2020 portal by clicking on the bullet shown below, which will prompt the pop-up:
If you have questions, please contact the Board office. Thank you.
In light of the evolving concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to slow the rate of infection, the Board of Overseers of the Bar has implemented precautionary measures. These new protocols include restricting building access only to staff and partnering with CLE providers to present live streaming and educational programs. Please feel free to contact our office at 207-623-1121 with any questions or concerns and check our website for changes to scheduled hearings or programs. We want to make thoughtful decisions about any programmatic revisions. We will continue to monitor the advice of local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust plans as appropriate.
Please keep up to date on all the latest Pandemic Management Orders issued by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Among the important details, is the Court's suspension of the in-person requirement for Maine Bar Rule 5 CLE programs.
Please refer to our partners at the Maine State Bar Association and their website for all the latest information regarding Court matters and pertinent Orders.
We thank you for your patience and support. Lets all do what we can to help keep our community healthy.
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]
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.
Upcoming CLE Presentations by Bar Counsel
Hearings & Notices
Recent Decisions & Orders
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|1/7/2021||Richard L. Rhoda, Esq.||Grievance Commission||Reprimand||Communication, Confidentiality, Prejudicial Conduct|
|12/18/2020||Charles T. Ferris, Esq.||Grievance Commission||Order||Rejection of Stipulated Report|
|11/19/2020||Thomas S. Carey, Esq.||Grievance Commission||Reprimand||Confidentiality of Information; Safekeeping Property, Client Trust Accounts, Interest on Trust Accounts; Misconduct|
|11/19/2020||Daniel T. Rush, Esq.||Single Justice||Receiver Appointment||Receiver Appointment|
|11/16/2020||Christopher W. Keenan, Esq.||Single Justice||Reciprocal Discipline||Public Reprimand|
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