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
6/28/2018 A Matter of Law Firm Financial Practices & Trust Maine State Bar Association Freeport Hilton Garden Inn Aria Eee
7/18/2018 Technology York County Bar Association Ramada Inn, Saco J. Scott Davis
7/20/2018 Conduct Rules and Issues Related to Harassment & Bullying. Aroostook County Bar Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle J. Scott Davis
8/27/2018 Ethics Strategic HR Worker’s Compensation Summit, Rockport Aria Eee
8/28/2018 Ethics Strategic HR Worker’s Compensation Summit, Rockport Aria Eee

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
7/12/2018 Jeffrey P. White, Esq. Capital Judicial Center

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
6/18/2018 Patti R. Davis Single Justice Reinstatement: Administrative Reinstatement: Administrative
6/8/2018 Daniel L. Lacasse, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Discharge Order Receiver Discharge Order
6/8/2018 Joseph R. Sanchez Grievance Commission Order Rejection of Stipulated Report
6/7/2018 Mark L. Walker, Esq. Grievance Commission Reprimand Competence, Diligence, Communication
5/31/2018 Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq. Single Justice Reprimand Order on Petition for Review

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