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
4/4/2019 Annual Employment Law Update Labor & Employment Law Section Freeport, ME J. Scott Davis

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
11/27/2018 9:00 AM Jackie T. DiGiacomo, Esq. Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #8
11/27/2018 9:30 AM April M. Luna Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #8
11/27/2018 10:00 AM Glen Niemy Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #8
11/30/2018 9:00 AM Clifford B. Strike, Esq. Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #4
11/30/2018 8:30 AM James M. Whittemore Cumberland County Superior Court - Courtroom #9

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
10/22/2018 Jeffrey P. White, Esq. Single Justice Amended Order Order on Motion to Amend Judgment
10/11/2018 Jeffrey P. White, Esq. Single Justice Amended Order Amended Order
10/10/2018 Jeffrey P. White, Esq. Single Justice Reprimand Suspension

Suspension Amended per Order of 10/22/18 Order on Motion to Amend Judgment

Dilatory Conduct in Representation, Communication, Safekeeping and Return of Unused Retainer

9/27/2018 John H. Branson, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Appointment Receiver Appointment
9/27/2018 John H. Branson, Esq. Single Justice Suspension Order of Disability Suspension

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