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
5/3/2019 Child Protection Conference Administrative Office of the Courts Sunday River, Newry Aria Eee
5/14/2019 Best Practices: Identification and Prevention of Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying in the Legal Profession Board/Maine State Bar Association Augusta Aria Eee, Jacqueline M. Rogers, Alan P. Kelley, Angela Morse
5/23/2019 Best Practices: Identification and Prevention of Harassment, Discrimination, and Bullying in the Legal Profession Board/Maine State Bar Association South Portland Aria Eee, Jacqueline M. Rogers, Alan P. Kelley, Angela Morse
5/30/2019 Ethical Considerations in the Age of Lawyer Well-Being ABA Vancouver Aria Eee
6/13/2019 Prevention of Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying in the Maine bar Maine Assocaition of Criminal Defense Lawyers Freeport Aria Eee

Upcoming Hearings

Date Time Respondent Location
4/23/2019 9:00 AM Gary M. Prolman, Esq. Capital Judicial Center - Courtroom #6
5/20/2019 9:00 AM Maeghan Maloney, Esq. Lewiston District Court - Courtroom 4

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Recent Decisions & Orders

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Date Respondent Issued By Order Disposition/Conduct
4/17/2019 Matthew J. Miller Single Justice Disbarment Commit a criminal or unlawful act that reflects on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness; Engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation; Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice
4/12/2019 Richard A. Lord Single Justice Receiver Discharge Order Receiver Discharge Order
4/8/2019 Anthony J. Sineni III, Esq. Single Justice Sanction Order See February 19, 2019 Suspended Suspension Order
3/26/2019 Eugene J. McLaughlin Jr., Esq. Single Justice Suspended Suspension/Monitoring Rules 1.1 (Competence); 1.8(a) (Conflict of Interest); 1.8(1) (Conflict of interest); 3.3(a) (Candor); Rules 8.1 (Statements In disciplinary matters); 8.4(a), (b), (c), and (d) (Misconduct)
2/19/2019 Anthony J. Sineni III, Esq. Single Justice Suspended Suspension Competence, Scope of Representation, Diligence, Communication, Fees, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Former Clients, Trust accounts,safeguarding client property, Withdrawal, Expediting litigation, Candor, Fairness, Disciplinary matter, Misconduct

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