The Portland District Court Bench is hosting a bench/bar meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in Courtroom #2. Because we are scheduling the meeting during administrative week, we are hopeful that many of you will be able to attend. We look forward to seeing you!
The Administrative Order creating the Business and Consumer Docket (aka the “BCD” or the “Business and Consumer Court”) was issued on Nov. 4, 2008. In the ensuing 10 years, many attorneys have brought cases to the Business Court, but others have not. The purpose of the presentation will be to discuss how the Business Court works, and how it might fit into your arbitration, litigation, and trial practice.
Topics covered will include the following:
Speakers: Justice Michaela Murphy & Judge Mike Duddy
This program offers one hour of general CLE credit. Lunch is provided. Please email Jennifer Lechner at email@example.com with any dietary restrictions.
Nan Heald, Esq.The Honorable Jon D. Levy
Katharine I. Rand, Esq.
Panelists will review the history and implementation of the new Maine CLE rule that states:
“As part of the required credit hours referenced in Rule 5(c)(1), attorneys must earn at least one in-person credit hour in the recognition and avoidance of harassment and discriminatory communication or conduct related to the practice of law as set out in the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct. . .”
Panelists will also discuss the Maine Code of Judicial Conduct Canon amendment that states in part, “A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office, including administrative duties, without bias or prejudice.” What is the role of the judiciary in preventing bias in the courtroom?
This program offers 1.0 hours of bias/harassment CLE credit.
Speakers: Judge Peter Darvin, Judge Jed French, and Magistrate Najarian
Judges French and Darvin and Magistrate Najarian will offer a panel presentation and interactive discussion on a wide range of family law issues with a focus on recommended best practices, including:
This program offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit.
CUMBERLAND BAR ASSOCIATION
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