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: http://www.maineharbormasters.org/
John Kelly is teaching a seven week “Trial Practice” course to second and third year law students this summer at the University of Maine Law School. Terry Duddy, John McArdle and Robert Crowley will be guest lecturers during this course.
Jennifer Archer has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 New England Super Lawyers as a New England Rising Star in the fields of immigration and general litigation. New England Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys based on peer recognition and professional achievement.
Following a 2-day trial in Boston Immigration Court, Jennifer Archer wins asylum for her Somali client who was severely persecuted by Islamist extremists in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Jennifer Archer’s client, a Rwandan who was active in the FDU-Inkingi political party, was granted asylum based upon persecution suffered in connection with the most recent presidential elections in Rwanda.
Jennifer Archer successfully obtained political asylum for an individual from Burundi who was persecuted for condemning embezzlement by the Burundian government. The grant of asylum was essential to protect both Ms. Archer’s client and her client’s family from continued persecution at the hands of the Burundian government.
Attorney Tim Norton recently obtained a $2,838,383 judgment on behalf of his client in the Maine Superior Court in a case involving breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
Jennifer Archer will teach Immigration Law at the University of Maine School of Law for the fall 2011 semester.
John Kelly is teaching a seven week “Trial Practice” course to second and third year law students this summer at the University of Maine Law School.
On June 6, 2011, John A. McArdle, III was a guest speaker at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. Invited to speak at the Trial Practice Course, John spoke on the identification, establishment and use of case themes for trial. John drew from his background and experience in trial preparation and work to detail theme use in discovery, preparation for trial and at trial.