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
2/26/2019 Exit Strategies for Retiring Lawyers MSBA Embassy Suites, Portland Angela Morse
3/9/2019 Ski Day Ethics CLE MSBA Sugarloaf Angela Morse
3/13/2019 Ethics in Dealing with Self-Represented Parties John Ballou Inn of Court Bangor Aria Eee
3/22/2019 Competence, Diligence and Conflicts, Oh My! Maine Trial Lawyers Association Freeport Aria Eee
3/26/2019 Framework of the GAL Role by Rule MSBA Capital Judicial Center Angela Morse

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
3/25/2019 9:30 AM Eugene McLaughlin, Jr., 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
2/12/2019 Paul L. Letourneau Single Justice Receiver Discharge Order Receiver Discharge Order
2/7/2019 Gene R. Libby, Esq. Grievance Commission Dismissal None
2/4/2019 Robert C. Robbins IV Single Justice Suspension Disability Suspension
2/1/2019 William C. Leonard, Esq. Single Justice Reprimand Reciprocal Discipline
1/25/2019 Ralph M. Clark Single Justice Receiver Discharge Order Receiver Discharge Order

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