Lauri Boxer-Macomber obtains immediate dismissal of Protection from Harassment action on behalf of her client. Within one week of the filing of a case involving a Protection from Harassment action against a KRZ client, Lauri was able to get the temporary order against the client dissolved and the entire case dismissed with prejudice.
Jennifer Archer was once again recognized for the legal services she provides to Maine’s immigrant community, much of which is done on a pro bono basis. On Sunday, December 5, 2010 Ms. Archer was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the North Deering Alliance Church. In a special portion of their Sunday service, Senior Pastor Richard Frances and Associate Pastor Jean-Pierre Tshamala acknowledged her “outstanding service to the community of ‘New Americans’ seeking to find new homes in the United States of America.” Ms. Archer represents several members of this progressive church from countries such as Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo who are seeking immigration status.
Terry Duddy was invited as a guest speaker and on November 9th spoke at Inn of Courts on the subject of medicare setasides.
Jennifer Archer obtains L-1A (intracompany transferee) approval for new Maine business. When the United States Embassy in Singapore incorrectly halted visa processing for her clients based upon its mistaken belief that L-1A visas are not available for newly-established offices, Jennifer Archer re-filed the L-1A petition with the Vermont Service Center and received a second approval. This approval confirms Ms. Archer’s interpretation of the regulations and will allow the new Maine business to commence operations.
Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is pleased to welcome Robert E. Crowley to the firm following his retirement as a Justice of the Maine Superior Court. Bob served the Maine Courts for 27 years as a Superior Court Justice (1993-2010), District Court Judge (1987-1993), and Probate Judge (1983-1987), presiding over a wide variety of civil and criminal trials. In his practice at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, Bob will be available to conduct private trials, arbitration, mediation, and early neutral evaluation of cases.
Jennifer Archer successfully terminates two removal proceedings based upon previously-approved derivative asylee petitions.
John McArdle will be giving a national seminar for attorneys in December on the topic of Better Depositions
On August 27, 2010, Lauri Boxer-Macomber will speak at a National Business Institute Family Law Seminar on the topic of alternative dispute resolution in family law and domestic partnership cases. As part of the seminar, Lauri will give an overview of the different alternative dispute resolution processes available to attorneys and their clients. In addition, she will discuss the rules of evidence and civil procedure as they relate to confidentiality, offers of settlement and the mediation process. Lauri will also provide tips for effectively preparing for mediation and drafting clear and legally sound settlement agreements. For more information on the seminar and/or to register for the seminar, please go to: www.nbi-sems.com.
In May 2010, Jennifer Archer prevailed on the appeal of an Application for Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) to the United States Department of Labor.
A Maine hospital hired an IT professional who had a noncompete agreement with a computer consulting firm. The consulting firm brought a claim in Superior Court against the IT professional for breach of the noncompete agreement, and against the hospital for tortious interference with the noncompete agreement. Attorney Duddy got the claims against the hospital and the IT professional dismissed with prejudice and without any payment to the plaintiff.