Jennifer Archer Named ILAP 2009 Attorney of the Year

Jennifer Archer of Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, was named Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s 2009 Attorney of the Year. Jen contributed over 330 hours of volunteer time to ILAP’s clients in 2009, and more than 10 of her clients have gained asylum or other immigration benefits this year.

Terry Duddy Named in Best Lawyers in America

Terry Duddy, who continues to have the highest rating by Martindale Hubble, has also been selected by his peers for listing in Best Lawyers in America for personal injury and maritime law. The Best Lawyers In America is one of the nation’s leading legal referral guides. Top lawyers in the country candidly evaluate the work of other top lawyers in the same practice areas and geographic areas, and attorneys are then selected for the list.

Terry Duddy completed his term as President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association

R. Terrance Duddy completed his term as President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association in April 2009 and is now a member of the Executive Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.

During his term as president of the MTLA, Terry was a featured speaker at the two day Litigation Institute and at CLE’s in Eastport and Presque Isle.

As President of the Association, Terry also testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the renomination of Leigh Saufley to be Chief of the Maine Supreme Court and he testified in favor of a number of other State District Court and Superior Court judges who were up for reappointment to the bench.

In addition, during his term as President, Terry worked closely with Peter Pitegoff, Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, to put on a critically important symposium entitled “The Economy, the Courts and the Way Forward: Maine’s Court System in 2014.” The Symposium panel included Governor John Baldacci, Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Attorney General Janet Mills, Maine State Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell, and Maine Speaker of the House Hannah Pingree. Terry delivered the opening remarks at the Symposium and at the end of the Symposium announced that the Law Review for the University of Maine School of Law will be doing a “Symposium” edition of the Law Review which will focus on the ideas generated by the Symposium.

Chuck Remmel, Graydon Stevens and Lauri Boxer-Macomber Win Forum Non Conveniens Argument

In an international dispute involving alleged intellectual property rights, Chuck Remmel, Graydon Stevens and Lauri Boxer-Macomber successfully argued to the U.S. District Court of Maine that a case brought against their Canadian client in the United States should be dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds, thereby permitting their client to proceed with litigation in its home forum.

Jennifer Archer Prevails at Immigration Court on Asylum Claim

In August 2009, Jennifer Archer successfully litigated a defensive asylum claim in the Boston Immigration Court (Matter of [NAME REDACTED]). At issue in the case was whether Attorney Archer’s Rwandan client was entitled to asylum based upon prior persecution by the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Following a full day of trial, the Immigration Court (Gagnon, P.) rendered an opinion from the bench, granting asylum to Attorney Archer’s client.

R. Terrance Duddy completed his term as President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association

R. Terrance Duddy completed his term as President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association in April 2009 and is now a member of the Executive Board of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. During his term as president of the MTLA, Terry was a featured speaker at the two day Litigation Institute and at CLE’s in Eastport and Presque Isle. Terry also testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the renomination of Leigh Saufley to be Chief of the Maine Supreme Court and he testified in favor of a number of other State District Court and Superior Court judges who were up for reappointment to the bench.