KRZ named Pro Bono From of the Year

At a ceremony held on February 12, 2013, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project presented its 2012 Pro Bono Firm of the Year award to the Portland law firm of Kelly Remmel and Zimmerman (KRZ). The award was given to recognize KRZ’s excellence in providing pro bono representation to asylum seekers and other noncitizens in 2011 and 2012. As part of its comprehensive legal services, KRZ is a leader in providing immigration law services to individuals, families, hospitals, and businesses, and is involved in many multicultural representations and activities.

Jennifer Archer Named “Rising Star” for Second Year in a Row

Jennifer Archer has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 New England Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star in the fields of immigration and general litigation. This is the second year that Jennifer has been selected for inclusion in this publication. New England Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.

Best Lawyers in America

Timothy Norton, Charles Remmel, Barry Zimmerman and Terry Duddy have once again been selected to be included in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

Jennifer Archer Challenges the Denial of MaineCare coverage to Non-Citizens

On April 19, 2012, Jennifer Archer filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maine on behalf of Hans Bruns, a lawful permanent resident residing in Fort Fairfield, Maine, who has been diagnosed with cancer but is unable to receive important medical care and help with the cost of transportation for treatment because he, and hundreds of others like him, have been denied MaineCare because of their alienage or immigration status. Hans is suffering from debilitating pain and, absent treatment, his condition could result in death within six to twelve months. Joined by the Maine Equal Justice Partners and American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, Jennifer challenges the denial of MaineCare as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.

Terry Duddy and Tim Steigelman Present Maritime Law Course to Maine Harbormasters.

On March 21, 2012, Terry Duddy and Tim Steigelman presented the session on Advanced Law to the Maine Harbormasters. Topics included state harbor law, federal admiralty law, municipal liability, and the rules for safe navigation.

Harbormasters are municipal officials who administer their local harbors, regulate mooring, and coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies to ensure unobstructed navigation in Maine’s harbors. The State of Maine Harbormasters Association is comprised of over 200 harbormasters and deputy harbormasters from throughout the state. For more information about harbormasters, see their website, here: