KRZ Sponsors Spurwink Humanitarian Dinner

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

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.

Attorney Mike Duddy Helps Physician Client Retain Speciality Board Certification

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.

Jennifer Archer Wins Asylum Trial

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.

Physician Employment Contracts Highlighted at First Friday Education Session

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

KRZ Attorneys Teach Maine’s Harbormasters

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.