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1 Me B. Bull. 1 (1967-1968)

handle is hein.barjournals/mainbabu0001 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL.1 NO.1

MAINE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

SEPTEMBER 1967

Legal Services In Maine

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CLI R    WIE  \V.
T1E1 N N I-Y, .1 it.
Chief, .\tnly
Nile lret. Legall
-Assistaluet, Inc(.

1've('rJ)ts from an address &, livered
before the Bal. Association Annial
Meeling, Aug. 23, 1967.
''his Association  last year ap)
proved the est: blishument of Pine
1'ree Legal Assistance to render le-
gal assistance to indigent persons in
the State of Maine. Briefly to re-
hearse the general dimensions of our
program, we have obtained about
S1 88,ooo from tie Office of Economic
Opportunity for ai initial budget
which will carry its through 'March
',t, i)(i8. 'I'hese futnds represent )0%
of, (ui total conmitment; the re-
maining   I(1%  conies  from   local
sources, generally in the form of' (1o-
na.lted olfice space. Ihe plall for our
operations calls for the establish-
ment of a headqtuarters and eight
area offices located  in  key cities
throughout tile State and    staffed
with nine ftu l-time attorneys and
secretaries in addition to an admin-
istrative stall of a chief attorney and
assistant chiel, attorney. The stalf at-
torney, operating generally out. of
his area office, will ride a weekly cir-
cuit, visiting the smaller communi-
ties in his area which may include as
many as three counties. The Port-
land area office, for exam)le, does
Continued on p. 5

Our own Chief Justice IWilliamson appears to be rushing to the rescue of Alassech u-
setts Supreme Court Justice Paul C. Reardon, prim iil spealer at the Api iial
Meeting. He is chairman of the A11, Advisory Committee on Fair Tri,.t and Free
Press which was the subject of his address.
The Chief Reports To The Bar

Excerpts from    remarks of the
ChiefI Justice delivered before the
Bar Association    Annual Meeting,
Aug. 23, 1967.
NEW OFFICE -
SAME AI)I)RESS
The ne' offices of the Associa-
lion are depicted in the upper
righlhapid corner of our mast-
head. AMembers will always be
welcome to use them    as their
.lugusta headquarters. One pri-
valte office is available for small
meeliigs and, wit/h a little act-
van c'' notic'e, arra ngemn ts can
be made for gatherings of as
manyI, as 10 op 12. The phone
Yiiiihiber is 622.7523. Except that
wt have retired to tlie rear (;,
the )reuoises, our location is the
same itas it has been since 1955,
the Par Circle Building just oil
Memorial Circle next to t/e Mo.
bit Oil scrvice station.

First, we are studying disciplinary
procedures; and I understand that,
in the November issue of the Bar
Bulletin, John Ballou will discuss
some work that is going on in which
lie, the Attorney General and I are
engaged.
CIVIL RULES
Secondly, in connection with the
Civil Rules our very able Rules
Committee has completed its study
of the past year and we recently
spent an entire day with Professor
Field, Professor Wroth, and Vincent
McKtisick, going over the commit-
tee's proposals. In (ite time we will
report to you and probably protiul-
gate most, if not all, of the suggested
rules. They have been giveu a great
deal of study by the committee with
the aid of the Bar.
Continued on p. 4

MAINE

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