Terry Duddy and Stephen Koerting Instruct Maine Harbor Masters at 2018 Annual Training

The Maine Harbormasters Association held its 33rd Annual Training and Meeting at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. KRZ Attorneys Terry Duddy and Stephen Koerting presented on advanced maritime law and tort claim topics to the advanced class of harbormasters, deputy harbormasters and assistant harbormasters from all across the state. Attorney Duddy and Attorney Koerting instructed the experienced harbormasters on topics such as the Maine Harbormasters statute, harbormasters’ duties, responsibilities and procedures, liability issues, port authorities, and federal maritime law.

The annual training is required by state law for Maine’s harbormasters. KRZ is proud to send its maritime attorneys as a resource to help train these critical town officers who help keep Maine’s inland and territorial waters safe and functional.

Jennifer Archer Elected to Cumberland Bar Association General Committee

Jennifer Archer was elected to the Cumberland Bar Association’s General Committee by Association’s membership at its annual meeting on February 1, 2018. The Association is one of the oldest bar associations in the United States. It sponsors many social and educational functions, including continuing legal education seminars, receptions for judges and new attorneys, and an Annual Meeting. The Association also periodically provides grants for other law-related events.

Jennifer Archer named to NCBE Special Committee on the UBE

Jennifer Archer has been named a member of the Special Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Committee considers future development of the UBE and is charged with monitoring developing issues associated with the UBE and offering suggestions for resolving policy questions of general application, among other things.

Litigation Attorney Career Opportunity at KRZ

KRZ seeks a litigation attorney to join its Portland, Maine-based law firm. The ideal candidate should have at least 6 years’ experience in general civil and commercial litigation matters. Candidate must have excellent legal research and writing skills, an ability to work in a team setting, and possess strong advocacy skills. Send cover letter, résume, and writing sample to mhansen@krz.com.

KRZ’s Michal Duddy Nominated to Serve as Judge

This month, Governor LePage announced that he was nominating Attorney Michael Duddy of Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman to serve as a judge on the Maine District Court. Michael has practiced law at Kelly Remmel & Zimmerman since 1999, distinguishing himself as an impressive litigator and legal advisor inside and outside of the courtroom. While at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, Michael has primarily focused on health care, employment, immigration and professional liability law.

Michael’s experiences as a trial attorney, an appellate advocate and a former law clerk make him well-suited for the position. Michael is also a graduate of the Health Leadership Development (HLD II) program of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and the Institute for Civic Leadership, as well as a former officer in the United States Navy and a Licensed Professional Forester.

This judicial appointment is a tremendous honor for Michael and Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, and the firm is excited about Michael’s opportunity to serve the public in this new capacity. If confirmed, Michael will likely join the bench this spring.

To read about the appointment in the Portland Press Herald, please click here: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/10/lepage-names-cape-elizabeth-man-to-district-court-bench/
To read about the appointment in the Bangor Daily News, please click here: http://bangordailynews.com/2017/01/10/politics/lepage-nominates-portland-lawyer-to-district-court-bench/

Attorney Boxer-Macomber Obtains Just Resolution for Pedestrian Hit in Parking Lot

Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber recently brought another motor vehicle v. pedestrian case to a successful conclusion by obtaining the full insurance liability policy limits for a client who was hit and run over by an inattentive driver in a local shopping plaza. Lauri is committed not only to ensuring that her individual clients receive the compensation that they deserve in these types of cases, but to making Maine a safer place for bicycling and walking.

Advisory commission on the Uniform Bar Examination Issues Its Report and Recommendations

In June of 2016, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court created the Advisory Commission on the Uniform Bar Examination and named Jennifer Archer as the Chair of the Commission. After six months of study and consideration, the Advisory Commission recommended that the Court adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) effective July 2017. The Commission concluded that the “UBE may provide a more reliable and valid assessment of an individual’s competence to practice law” and that “its adoption would benefit the entire State of Maine by recognizing and capitalizing on the realities of a mobile society.”

The Commission’s full report may be viewed at: UBE Advisory Commission Report

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that attorneys Emily Atkins and Stephen Koerting, both 2016 magna cum laude graduates from the University of Maine, School of Law, have joined the firm.

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that attorneys Emily Atkins and Stephen Koerting, both 2016 magna cum laude graduates from the University of Maine, School of Law, have joined the firm.

Emily Atkins focuses her practice on commercial, real estate, and business matters. During law school she was an articles editor on the Maine Law Review, a student member of the Edward Thaxter Gignoux Inn of Court and held a fellowship with the Portland District Court. She also participated in externships with the U.S. Attorney’s Office Appellate Division and the City of Portland’s legal department. Additionally, she was a student attorney with the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. Emily is a native of Maine. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from Boston College and has also served abroad in the Peace Corps.

Stephen Koerting primarily works in the fields of general civil litigation, personal injury and family law. While in law school, Stephen clerked with Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman, was a member of the Trial Competition Team, served as Assistant Coach for the First Year Students’ Legal Writing & Moot Court Program and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal. He also worked as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic where he represented dozens of clients in an array of legal actions, including civil actions, family matters, domestic violence hearings, juvenile proceedings, and criminal charges.

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is proud that it has attracted some of the University of Maine’s strongest law school graduates and is honored that Emily and Stephen have chosen to begin their legal careers with the firm.

Jennifer Archer Named Chair of Advisory Commission on the Uniform Bar Examination

On June 1, 2016, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court created the Advisory Commission on the Uniform Bar Examination, naming Jennifer Archer as the Chair. After studying the merits of adopting the Uniform Bar Examination, the Commission will issue a report to the Chief Justice containing its findings and recommendations no later than November 18, 2016.

The Advisory Commission’s Charter may be accessed on the Maine Judicial Branch website at:

UBE Commission Charter