Lauri Boxer-Macomber was recently a featured speaker on bicycle law at the Maine Trial Lawyers Association’s winter continuing legal education program. Lauri offered an overview of important considerations for attorneys doing intake and discovery on bicycle cases, as well as discussed recent bicycle cases in the media and courts. She also gave an update on 2014-2015 legislative and advocacy efforts designed to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable users in Maine.
Retired Justice Robert Crowley and Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber of Kelly, Remmel and Zimmerman’s Center for Conflict Resolution recently spoke to an audience of new Maine attorneys on mediation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution at the annual Bridging the Gap program offered by the Maine State Bar Association.
KRZ was a Sponsor at the recent Spurwink Humanitarian Dinner. Timothy Norton (Partner), Karen Norton, Julius Ciembroniewicz (Of Counsel), Michael Duddy (Partner), Barry Zimmerman (Partner), Judy Stevens, Jennifer Duddy, Janie Zimmerman, Graydon Stevens (Partner) and Elisa Boxer all attended the dinner.
Jennifer Archer was elected Chair of the Maine Board of Bar Examiners on September 24, 2014. The Maine Board of Bar Examiners was created by the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to 4 M.R.S. § 801 for the purposes of “designing, administering and passing judgment on examinations taken by those individuals seeking admission to the bar,” and its procedural, administrative and budgetary actions are deemed to be actions of the Supreme Judicial Court. The Board’s nine members are appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Terry Duddy has been selected by his peers to be included in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Admiralty and Maritime Law and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs.
Specialty board certification is a core requirement for many physicians these days. Loss of specialty board certification can lead to loss of medical staff membership and loss of employment. Specialty board certification is jeopardized when a physician goes through disciplinary proceeding with a state board of licensure. Attorney Mike Duddy recently helped a physician retain specialty board certification despite going through a disciplinary proceeding.
John Kelly will be teaching an eight week “Trial Practice” course to law students this summer at the University of Maine Law School.
Jennifer’s client, a citizen of Rwanda, cannot return to that country because of the persecution she would likely suffer. Following a trial in Boston Immigration Court, Jennifer’s client was granted asylum and the government waived appeal.
Mike Duddy spoke at the First Friday educational program in April featuring the topic of physician employment contracts. Other presenters included Donald Quigley, Esq., General Counsel to MaineHealth, Steve Gauthier, Vice President, Contracting and Business Development, Central Maine Healthcare Corp., John Branscombe, Director of Physician Practices at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and MMA attorneys Jessa Barnard, Andrew MacLean and Gordon Smith.
Among the many issues discussed during the interactive three hour session were:
• The current trends in Maine regarding contracting and employment “at will”.
• Restrictive covenants
• Payment for tail coverage
• Physician compensation models
• Indemnification provisions
• Mandatory arbitration clauses
On March 19, 2014 Terry Duddy and Tim Steigelman taught advanced law to the Maine Harbormasters Association at the harbormasters’ annual training conference. Their discussion covered maritime law, moorings and navigation, state law and municipal law, and other legal issues encountered as harbormasters oversee and maintain Maine’s harbors. Duddy and Steigelman are attorneys at Kelly Remmel Zimmerman who practice maritime law.