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Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Maine Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Maine car accidents, motorcycle accidents and products liability cases, news and laws. By Peter Thompson & Associates.

http://www.maineinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Maine Amusement Park Injury Risks Highlighted in Peak Fair Season

    Maine Amusement Park Injury Risks Highlighted in Peak Fair Season
    When seven were injured and one killed on a state fair ride in Ohio, officials with the Bangor State Fair initiated additional safety checks on a ride similar to the one that malfunctioned, to ensure there were no future tragedies. In fact,…
  • Aug 15

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court: Dog Bite Not Covered by Auto Accident Policy

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court: Dog Bite Not Covered by Auto Accident Policy
    Auto insurance policies generally cover sudden or unexpected injuries that involve an automobile. This doesn’t always necessarily mean that the only incidents that would be covered would be those involving a vehicle-on-vehicle collision…
  • Aug 8

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court: Firefighter Entitled to Permanent Impairment in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court: Firefighter Entitled to Permanent Impairment in Workers’ Compensation Case
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ruled the doctrine of res judicata prohibits the re-litigation of a workers’ compensation claimant’s permanent impairment level, as previously established for a Maine work injury.  The…
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William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Maine Supreme Court Upholds OUI Conviction on Field Sobriety Tests, Alone

    Maine Supreme Court Upholds OUI Conviction on Field Sobriety Tests, Alone
    A new ruling by the Maine Supreme Court highlights how important it is to know your rights during a traffic stop for operating under the influence (OUI) and to remember that field sobriety tests are both voluntary and…
  • Aug 16

    Predictive Policing Contest Fraught With Problem

    Predictive Policing Contest Fraught With Problem
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the agency of the U.S. Department of Justice thats responsible for research and development of law enforcement techniques, recently named the winners of its “Real-Time Crime Forecasting…
  • Aug 14

    Tiger Woods Takes OUI Diversion Program in Plea Deal

    Tiger Woods Takes OUI Diversion Program in Plea Deal
    Back in June, legendary golfer Tiger Woods was arrested for operating under the influence (OUI) in Florida. As we detailed in our blog back then, hed been found asleep in his car on the side of the road, was…
Rank this Week: 4307

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
  • Aug 18

    How do my Issues with Sleep Affect my Social Security Disability Claim?

    How do my Issues with Sleep Affect my Social Security Disability Claim?
    When considering an application for Social Security disability benefits (or if you’ve started an initial application already), it is not always clearmay not be (or may not have been) apparent what types of issues should be presented to…
  • Aug 7

    Requesting a Residual Functional Capacity from your Treating Physician

    Requesting a Residual Functional Capacity from your Treating Physician
    In our prior blog post we discussed how important it is to obtain supportive residual functional capacity questionnaires from one’s treating physicians.  In this follow-up blog, we’ll advice you as to the best way to go about…
  • Aug 2

    The Importance of Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaires from one’s Treating Physician

    The Importance of Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaires from one’s Treating Physician
    When proceeding with a Social Security disability claim or appeal, one of the most important considerations moving forward is whether your treating physician understands the seriousness of your medical conditions and the extent to which your…
Rank this Week: 1421

Benefits Law Update

Benefits Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. By Verrill Dana, LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 2737

Banking Law Update

Banking Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.bankinglawupdate.com/
  • Aug 9

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    Elizabeth Hayes, President and CEO of Infinity Federal Credit Union, was recently named one of the Women to Watch in 2017.  (Mainebiz 8.7.17) LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. is acquired by People’s United Bank.  (PR Newswire…
  • Jul 11

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New

    Financial Institutions . . . In the New
    Thirteen employees at Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution earned certificates and high honor awards this year through the Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance (CFTEA). (BDN 7.10.17) Mainers affected by State government…
  • Jun 29

    New England Council Unveils 2017 Regional Financial Sector Report

    New England Council Unveils 2017 Regional Financial Sector Report
    On June 29th, the New England Council met in Concord, NH to present its annual report on the region’s financial sector, “The New England Financial Services Industry: Around the Corner and Around the World.” The report was…
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Energy Law Update

Energy Law Update

Covers major court or regulatory orders, conference or seminar announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.energylawupdate.com/
  • Aug 3

    Clients Recognize Verrill Dana for Best Client Service in BTI Power Rankings 2017

    Clients Recognize Verrill Dana for Best Client Service in BTI Power Rankings 2017
    Verrill Dana has been recognized for its unparalleled client relationships in the BTI Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries for the second year in a row. In the rankings, clients identified…
  • Aug 1

    “Untethered” Clean Energy Subsidies Survive Post-Hughes Preemption Challenge

    “Untethered” Clean Energy Subsidies Survive Post-Hughes Preemption Challenge
    Last year in Hughes v. Talen, the Supreme Court struck down a Maryland generator subsidy program, concluding that it had a direct impact on the wholesale energy auctions and was therefore preempted by the Federal Power Act (FPA). Broadly…
  • Aug 1

    The Future of the Kennebunk Dam

    The Future of the Kennebunk Dam
    On Thursday July 20th, the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Kennebunk held a workshop to gather information regarding the Town’s potential role in the future of three dams along the Mousam River in Kennebunk, Maine.  The Board…
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Taking Care of HR Business

Taking Care of HR Business

Covers legal developments in the labor and employment. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.hrlawupdate.com/
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Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Jul 21

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance

    B as in “Benefit”: The “New Kid on the Block” of Corporate Governance
    With an alphabet soup of corporate structures available to U.S. businesses (think C-corp, S-corp, LLC, LLP, etc.) you might guess that creating another would be the last thing on the minds of new business owners.  However, the success of…
  • Jul 19

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit

    Tips on Tap for Breweries on the Journey from Passion to Profit
    As the number of craft breweries across the country continues to grow, Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group presents Tap Tips Podcast Miniseries to help brewers on the journey from passion to profit. The…
  • Jul 7

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label

    No New COLA Required to Add Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal to Label
    The Brewers Association continues to streamline the process for eligible brewers to adopt the new independent craft brewers seal. Obtaining a license to use the new seal is relatively straightforward and only requires (1) a valid Tax and…
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Law at the Water Line

Law at the Water Line

Covers maritime law. By Verrill Dana.

http://www.atlanticmaritimelaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker

    Senate Committee Authorizes Procurement of Six New Polar-Class Icebreaker
    Polar Star (courtesy of USCG)The Senate Armed Services Committee recently completed markup of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and voted unanimously (27-0) to advance the bill to the Senate floor. The NDAA includes a…
  • May 25

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy

    PODCAST - Risk Management in a Modern Marine Economy
    The so-called “blue economy” is evolving at a rapid pace.  As a result, innovative marine-based businesses are finding themselves exposed to risks when technological development outpaces legal development.  This podcast…
  • Mar 13

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?

    A New Model for Offshore Windpower?
    According to an article in Maritime Executive, offshore renewable power developers are about to sign an agreement for the construction of islands in the middle of the North Sea as bases for offshore wind facilities. As the article states:…
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Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jun 26

    A CASE OF THE TRICKY NATURE OF LEGAL ETHICS.

    A CASE OF THE TRICKY NATURE OF LEGAL ETHICS.
    A CASE OF THE TRICKY NATURE OF LEGAL ETHICS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., June 26, 2017. Last week, in In the Matter of Robert M.A. Nadeau, 2017 ME 121, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court suspended ex-York County Probate Judge Robert…
  • Jun 20

    SEALING MAINE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE RECORDS.

    SEALING MAINE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE RECORDS.
    SEALING MAINE CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE RECORDS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., June 20, 2017. 1. Adult Records Maine has no process for expunging criminal records.   As a general rule, once a person is convicted of a crime in Maine,…
  • May 18

    FEDS, CRIMES, CONGRESS & HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY POLICY.

    FEDS, CRIMES, CONGRESS & HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY POLICY.
    FEDS, CRIMES, CONGRESS & HIGHEST POSSIBLE PENALTY POLICY. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq., May 18, 2017. Rand Paul is reintroducing legislation in the U.S. Senate, to give federal judges increased “safety valve” discretion to…
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Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
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Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Maine Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers employment discrimination, whistleblower protection, and wage and hour laws. By Maine Employee Rights Group.

http://www.maineemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Age discrimination against millennial Mainers is illegal

    Age discrimination against millennial Mainers is illegal
    Recently, there have been articles written about how millennials face employment discrimination because of their age. Some examples are here, here, and here. Millennials face discriminatory stereotypes such as that they are unpredictable or…
  • Nov 24

    CT federal court: jury could reasonably find that school district discriminated against teacher because of her sexual orientation

    CT federal court: jury could reasonably find that school district discriminated against teacher because of her sexual orientation
    Earlier this month a federal court in Connecticut determined that a jury could reasonably find that the Hartford School District unlawfully discriminated against a teacher because of her sexual orientation. The teacher (who is the plaintiff…
  • Nov 18

    New study reveals bisexual wage gap

    New study reveals bisexual wage gap
    Many studies have documented wage gaps between men and women as well as between white people and minorities. A new study shows a similar wage gap between bisexual and heterosexual workers. The study found that bisexual men earn 11% to 19%…
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The Nielsen Group

The Nielsen Group

Provides information on Maine criminal defense law.

http://www.nielsengrouplaw.com/
  • Aug 17

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal

    Maine Law: OUI Refusal
    When you “refuse” something, you don’t want it; you will not take it.  A “refusal” Operating Under the Influence (OUI) charge in Maine means you didn’t submit to a chemical or alcohol breath test…
  • Aug 16

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!

    Second Offense OUI Refusal Dismissed!
    In order to win at Court, the State needs to meet its burden to show that the Defendant committed the crime.  The statue must prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  If the State can not meet that burden, then…
  • Aug 13

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card

    Can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card
    As a medical marijuana prescription holder, you are one of Maine’s citizens for whom possessing marijuana is legal and growing a small limited number of marijuana plants for your own use is also legal.  What if you want to be able…
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Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion

    Law Court applies "other-owned vehicle" exclusion
     On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Graf v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2016 ME 109, declined to disregard “other-owned vehicle” exclusionary language in a UM/UIM policy for…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
  • Jul 13

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

    Law Court Upholds Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case
    On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the Law Court (Saufley, J.), in Estate of Kay v. Estate of Wiggins, 2016 ME 108, upheld summary judgment in favor of defendants Budget Truck Rental, LLC and the Estate of Douglas Wiggins in a wrongful death action…
Rank this Week: 922

OUI Hotline

OUI Hotline

Focuses on drunk driving and drug-related issues in Maine and the northeastern United States. By John Webb.

http://www.ouihotline.com
  • Jan 6

    State of Maine v. R.J.: OUI Defense

    State of Maine v. R.J.: OUI Defense
    Blood / Alcohol Content (BAC): .21% Defense: Chewing Tobacco in Mouth and Lack of Credibility of Police Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: Operating Under the Influence (OUI, DUI, DWI) Maximum Sentence: 364 days in Jail (minimum 48…
  • Jan 6

    State of Maine v. W.G.: Refused Breathalizer Test

    State of Maine v. W.G.: Refused Breathalizer Test
    Blood / Alcohol Content (BAC): Refusal Defense: Lack of Credibility of Police and Improper Administration of Field Sobriety Tests Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: Second Offense OUI (refusal), Class D Maximum Sentence: 364 days in…
  • Jan 5

    State Of Maine v. J.R.: Gross Sexual Assault

    State Of Maine v. J.R.: Gross Sexual Assault
    Defense Attorney: John Scott Webb Offense: 4 Counts Gross Sexual Assault (Class “A” Felony) 1 Count Unlawful Sexual Contact (Class “B” Felony) Maximum Sentence: 170 Years in Prison Issues: Lack of Credibility of…
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Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Maine Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice in Maine. By Briggs & Wholey LLC.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 1

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right
    Violent parents beware. It's not just about you. What you do in front of your child counts. A lot. It can mean the end of your parenting. Forever. In Re B.P., 2015 ME 139 The post Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Rights appeared first…
  • Nov 1

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right
    Violent parents beware. It's not just about you. What you do in front of your child counts. A lot. It can mean the end of your parenting. Forever. In Re B.P., 2015 ME 139 The post Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Rights appeared first…
  • Nov 1

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right

    Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Right
    Violent parents beware. It's not just about you. What you do in front of your child counts. A lot. It can mean the end of your parenting. Forever. In Re B.P., 2015 ME 139 The post Domestic Assault and Loss of Parenting Rights appeared first…
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Maine LGBT Law

Maine LGBT Law

Covers legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community. By West End Legal, LLC.

http://www.mainelgbtlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 2

    How to Change your Name in Maine

    How to Change your Name in Maine
    Here is what you need to know about how to change your name in Maine. This information is general and everyone’s situation is different. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before beginning any legal action. File your name…
  • Jun 23

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document

    Maine Guide to Changing Gender Markers on Identity Document
    Maine Drivers License To change the gender marker on your Maine drivers license, you need to bring an original signed Gender Designation Form stating that you request your gender marker be changed to reflect your gender identity to your local…
  • Mar 26

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?

    What do Same Sex Couples Need to Know about Divorce?
    Were you married in Maine or in another state and need to get divorced in Maine? Make sure that you have a lawyer who has experience with and knows about the different issues that are involved in same-sex marriages. There are a number of…
Rank this Week: 4394

IP Wise

IP Wise

Covers intellectual property litigation. By Peter J. Brann, Stacy O. Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland.

http://ipwise.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 8

    Moving Day

    Moving Day
    IP Wise is moving. Our firm, Brann & Isaacson, launched its new website, www.brannlaw.com, on Friday. And that site is the new home of IP Wise at http://www.brannlaw.com/ip-wise/. Same authors, same content, same perspective on the…
  • Aug 28

    A Little Light Reading

    A Little Light Reading
    On the eve of Labor Day weekend, perhaps you were planning on sneaking off to the beach with the latest bestseller. Just in case you were looking for a bit more serious fare, the U.S. Copyright Office has obliged, releasing a compendium that…
  • Aug 26

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC

    More Bad News For NPEs At The ITC
    Last month an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission posed a straightforward question, and gave a straightforward answer: “whether a licensing entity whose patent-related activities are purely revenue driven can…
Rank this Week: 3539

Harmless Error

Harmless Error

Covers criminal law in Maine and beyond. By Luke Rioux.

http://harmlesserrorblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 20

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?

    911 texting has begun, but can the text messages be used as evidence?
    As of last Thursday 5/15/14, major cell phone carriers in the U.S. will support text messaging to 911 dispatch. Most call centers across the country are not equipped the handle the messages but, interestingly, Maine’s have been ready…
  • May 6

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player

    Tolan v. Cotton, SCOTUS reverses summary judgment for cop who shot pro baseball player
    Monday was an interesting day at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court approved of a local government opening official business with an explicitly religious ceremony, the judges refused to hear a highly anticipated challenge to a New Jersey law…
  • Mar 28

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year

    Maine's OUI / DUI look-back will not be extended beyond 10 year
    Read my latest post at the Portland Press Herald site: Legislative committee rejects 15 year OUI look-back. From the article:Second, third and subsequent OUI offenses have serious mandatory minimum sentences in Maine. Current law “looks…
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The Garbrecht Gazette

The Garbrecht Gazette

Covers library news, recent acqusitions, sponsered events, training sessions, legal news, and legal research tips. From the Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library at the University of Maine School of Law.

http://umainelawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

    The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection
    Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize. …
  • Sep 6

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

    Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI
    CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell…
  • Aug 31

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

    Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement
    The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues…
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NLS Maine Law Blawg

NLS Maine Law Blawg

By the New Lawyers Section of the Maine State Bar Association.

http://mainelawblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    High School Mock Trial Competition

    High School Mock Trial Competition
    The High School Mock Trial Competition needs additional attorneys, primarily in Augusta and Portland, to serve as evaluators for the mock trials to be held in November. For additional information and to volunteer as an evaluator, please…
  • Jul 7

    Happy Hour for Summer Applicants to the Maine Bar at Brian Boru

    Happy Hour for Summer Applicants to the Maine Bar at Brian Boru
    The New Lawyer's Section is sponsoring a good luck fete for those taking the bar this summer at Brian Boru in Portland on Friday, July 10 at 5:30. This is an annual event in which new lawyers and erstwhile lawyers gather to commiserate and…
  • May 12

    Brown Bag on Superior Court Business and Consumer Docket

    Brown Bag on Superior Court Business and Consumer Docket
    The New Lawyers Section is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion with Justice Humphrey and Justice Nivison relative to the Business and Consumer Docket of the Superior Court, at 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2009.
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