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RWLB WELCOMES BETSY E. WAKEFIELD TO THE FIRM

Betsy will be starting as an associate attorney with the firm this month.  She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and Brandeis University.  While in law school, Betsy worked as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic and as an extern at the Board of Bar Overseers and TD Bank.  Prior to law school, Betsy worked as an underwriter at United HealthCare, Disability Reinsurance Management Services and UNUM.  Betsy and her husband, Kevin, live in the Portland area with their five year old daughter, Maggie.
 
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.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO WENDELL LARGE ON BEING ELECTED TO THE USLAW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our firm is a member of the ULSAW Network.  USLAW is a network of professional innovative regional law firms across the United States and in other countries.  The organization is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and seamless cross-jurisdictional service to businesses and individuals.  At USLAW's recent meeting in Colorado Springs, Wendell was elected to the organization's Board of Directors.
 
For more information on USLAW, click the link below: 

http://web.uslaw.org/why-uslaw/

RWLB SAYS GOODBYE TO BARRI BLOOM

After 31 years, Barri has decided to leave the practice of law in Maine and move back to New York City.  Barri came to the firm in 1984 when she and her husband left the Big Apple and moved to Maine.  In the past year and a half, Barri has continued to practice law in Maine while her husband and son have been living and working in New York.  Now, after many cases, trials and doctor's depositions and too much commuting, Barri has decided to return to New York City full time.   When their second son moves soon, all of the Bloom family will be living in New York.

It is hard to imagine our firm without Barri. She has been an important part of our firm for years.  We wish her and her family the best and hope they enjoy their New York adventure.
 
PREBLE STREET LEGAL PROGRAM
 
Led by Joe Cahoon, RWLB attorneys staff the legal program for the homeless at Preble St. Resource Center in Portland for the month of November.  Heidi Hart and Tom McKeon are also participating.
 
SUPER LAWYERS RISING STARS
 
The publication Super Lawyers has named Heidi Hart and Joe Cahoon as rising stars.  Congratulations Joe and Heidi!
 
DRI STATE REPRESENTATIVE
 
Tom McKeon has agreed to serve as the State Representative for Maine with DRI.  DRI is the national voice of the civil defense bar.
 
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.