Terry Duddy will be doing a series of 4 lectures at the University of Maine School of Law this semester. The lectures will be on handling tort cases and civil litigation of tort cases.
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.
John Kelly will be teaching an eight week “Trial Practice” course to law students this spring at the University of Maine Law School.
Jennifer A. Archer has been awarded Maine Equal Justice Partners’ prestigious Equal Justice Hero Award, which honors legal professionals who have made a significant contribution to strengthening access to justice in Maine during the past year.
Attorney Tim Norton recently obtained a $110,000 preference judgment for the Trustee in the Freaky Bean Coffee Company bankruptcy case after trial before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine.
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.
On October 19, 2012, Mike Duddy presented for the Maine Medical Association First Fridays Seminar Series. Mike spoke about the Physician Compensation and Productivity Models.
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.
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.
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/