Has the Guardian ad litem Problem Vanished – It Has According to the Judicial Branch

September 2012 the one public member on the Guardian ad litem  Task Force wrote a minority report to the Judicial Branch regarding issues with the task force. February 15, 2017 the Judicial Branch present their final report on LD 872. … Continue reading

Guardians ad Litem (GALs) Vendor Services Survey – Ending 2/15/2017

As part of LD 872 An Act To Improve the Quality of Guardian ad Litem Services for the Children and Families of Maine the Judicial Branch was required to survey consumers of their vendors services. If your case is finished … Continue reading

The Re-Appointment of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll

Dear Members of Maine’s Judiciary Committee, Judges serve an important function within our society preserving the law. They do this by interpreting the law in a fair way and being consistent in that interpretation. The decision of reappointment should not … Continue reading

Consumer Survey On – The ReAppointment of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll

As a consumer of judicial services you have a unique opportunity to complete vetting of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll who is up for re-appointment. The Maine Judiciary Committee will be going through formalities Thursday February 2, 2017 at 2 … Continue reading

Are Our New GAL Rules and Complaint Process Working in Maine?

2016 was the first year that the new rules for Guardians ad litem were in use for consumers. It is also the first full year that these new rules and complaint process was in effect. For those who don’t remember … Continue reading

Maine’s 128 Legislature to Consider Bills Concerning Guardians ad litem

We are aware of three bills concerning Guardians ad litem which will be up for consideration in Maine’s 128 legislative session. Currently all we have are the titles of three bills. They are as follows: Under the heading of Domestic … Continue reading

Has Justice Alexander Absolved Prolman’s Sins?

Justice Donald Alexander’s decision in the Gary Prolman Overseers of the Maine Bar case suggests to many “civilians” that oversight of Maine lawyers is in free fall. Can lawyers do almost anything with no consequences? The Alexander decision is so … Continue reading

Did Overseers Issue Warning to Lawyers Who Call Attention to Child Abuse?

June 17, 2016 Beth Maloney, Esq. Dear Beth, We all understand that after the brutal morning you had to endure today, there was no room for small talk or rehashing or socializing. We did want you to know that you … Continue reading

Did the Overseers of the Bar Protect the Public or Kill the Messenger?

“Kill the Messenger” is the message we heard in the complaint before the panel at the Overseers of the Maine Bar in Augusta on June 17th at 9 am. As non-lawyers, we have been appalled by the Maine Supreme Court’s … Continue reading