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SUMMER FUN

John Whitman's idea of a good summer outing is a little solo spin in his row boat - 80 miles round trip.  John took off from Peaks Island on July 3 in his 16 ft. Gloucester Gull light rowing dory.  He rowed 40 miles to Pemaquid, where he spent the night with friends.  The trip home takes two days.  He started back on July 4 and spent the night in Georgetown.  He continued his journey home on July 5, rowing into a challenging sou'wester for the last few miles.
 
Fueled by Gatorade and Snickers bars, John pulled on the oars about 35,000 times during the 3 days:  his blisters healed fairly quickly.  He was back at his desk on July 6.
 
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JOHN WHITMAN APPOINTED TO STATE AND FEDERAL RULES COMMITTEES
 
John has been appointed the Chair of the Maine State Judicial Branch Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure.  The committee addresses issues and makes suggestions to the state courts about changes to the state rules which govern civil trials and discovery.  John has also been appointed by the United States District Court to serve as a member of the federal Local Rules Advisory Committee, the committee which addresses rule changes in the federal court.
 
RURAL MAINE FACES DEARTH OF LAWYERS, BUT RWLB SERVES THE WHOLE STATE
 
Maine is facing a shortage of lawyers in its most rural areas, according to a new report commissioned for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Richardson, Whitman, Large and Badger, with offices in Portland (Cumberland County) and Bangor (Penobscot County), are located in Maine’s most populous areas, but our 10 lawyers practice in every county in Maine.  Our two offices are well positioned for reasonable access to all of the county courthouses, and we can easily staff cases pending in even the most rural and remote corners of Maine.