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MSBA NEW LAWYERS SECTION'S LEADERSHIP BOARD

Betsy Wakefield was recently selected to serve as the Social Media Coordinator for the Maine State Bar Association's New Lawyers Section's Leadership Board.  The New Lawyer's Section's goal is to encourage new lawyers to become involved in the legal community and the Maine community at large through networking events, community service projects, and educational programming.  Betsy also serves on the Professional Development Committee which works to plan continuing education opportunities tailored specifically to attorneys new to practice in Maine.
 
RWLB CONGRATULATIONS
 
Heidi Hart and John Eddy on their marriage in January.  Mr. and Mrs. Eddy live in the Portland area and keep busy with Heidi's daughters, Anna and Kelsey and grandson Nathan.
 
Joe Cahoon and his family on the birth of a new baby boy.  Joe is happy to report that mother and baby are doing well.
 
Juanita Phillips and Steve Clark - Mr. and Mrs. Clark were married in a lovely ceremony at Ft. Popham.  They reside in Phippsburg and spend their time enjoying their dogs and the beach.  They share a passion for the Red Sox (pitchers and catchers report on February 13, 2018) and a hilarious rivalry over football.  Go Dolphins/Rah Pats.
 
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.