Here’s what we’re up to, what we’re thinking about, and what legal developments might affect your organization.
Last month the Maine Supreme Judicial Court decided a Freedom of Access case involving the exceptions for the work product privilege and the informant identity privilege. Dubois v. Department of Environmental Protection, 2017 ME 224. Take-aways for Maine public...read more
Here's an interesting case out of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Huff v. Regional Transportation Program, in which the Court ruled, for the first time in Maine, that mere reimbursement of a volunteer driver's mileage expenses does not in and of itself, convert the...read more
As part of my ongoing efforts to educate local businesses on employment law issues, I will present on the new USCIS Form I-9 at the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce later this month. This new I-9 form becomes mandatory starting TODAY: September 18,...read more
Before you shout “church and state,” hear me out. Work-life balance may be all the rage these days, but as the Red Mass’ history shows, it’s nothing new for those of us in the legal profession. The Red Mass originated in 13th century France,...read more
Do you conduct employee drug testing? Are you wondering whether you can or should test for marijuana in light of Maine's existing medical marijuana statute and the recent ballot initiative? How do you reconcile these liberalizations with federal law that recognizes no...read more
Here's a little something on the lighter side of law firm life. This is Michael's dog Charlie. He's an 8 month old standard poodle. Today, he's keeping us company and helping us send out the February invoices. You may see him if you come visit us some time, or you...read more
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