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
3/17/2017 “Shiny, Happy People” Ethics and Professionalism Maine Trial Lawyers Association Freeport Aria Eee
4/3/2017 Ethics in Employment Law Maine State Bar Association Augusta Civic Center Aria Eee
4/7/2017 Current Issues in Ethics Waterville Bar Association Joseph's Steakhouse, Waterville Alan P. Kelley
5/5/2017 Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning Maine State Bar Association Augusta Civic Center Aria Eee
6/6/2017 Ethical Challenges in Real Estate NBI Portland Aria Eee

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
2/28/2017 10:00 AM Anthony P. Shusta II, Esq. Penobscot Judicial Center Bangor - Courtroom #203

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
1/30/2017 Aaron Fethke, Esq. Single Justice Suspended Suspension Misconduct
1/19/2017 Teresa A. Curtin Single Justice Reinstatement Reinstatement
1/18/2017 Valeriano Diviacchi Single Justice Suspension Candor Toward the Tribunal, Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
12/30/2016 Janet C. McCaa, Esq. Single Justice Receiver Discharge Order Receiver Discharge Order
12/27/2016 David M. Blumenthal Single Justice Suspension Safekeeping Property, Client Trust Accounts, Interest on Trust Accounts; Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants; Misconduct

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