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14 Me B. Bull. 1 (1980)

handle is hein.barjournals/mainbabu0014 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 14 NOX.. I                      MAINE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

JANUARY 1980

MARGARET CHASE SMITH TO
RECEIVE 1979 DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE AWARD

Mfargaret Chase Smith

Tile Bo~ard of, Gotve~rnors of* tilt Mkaine
State Bar Assiociation have selectetd forlen
United States Seltlllr, Nlargarcl Chase
Slnith, as lIt'- 1979 recipient of Iie Assticia-
tio0n's Annual l)istinguished    Service
Award. Mrs. Smith will receive hlii award
during Ilt- Annlual Mcciing Dinnecr which
%Vill be held dl tile Holiday Inn in Aogtlsla
M)l jaitmary 25, 1981).
The loaird stlected Mrs. Smih ill rccog-
nitio)n  ~l,  hier  illn .~t  thlan  30  year's  oif,
Legislalive Secrvie toi iieh Slltc of' Mlailie.
Prior recipients oii lIt' wardf l it'   ilih
HIary, Stale   Law   L.ibrarian. Firmer
Governor, James    3. I Aiglhy, Ihllscy
Snllilhi, Precsident and Chief, .,excelilt' 0f
t(c'r oi' Northeast Bankshares Asstialion
and Robert E.I.. Strider.1 Former Pr'esident
of, Colby College.
SUPERIOR COURT ANNIVERSARY
I liontir of the 50th anniversary of Ihie
establishlent of the Superio r Court til a
state-wide basis which I cat'ie effectiVe
Janl. 1, 1930, tihe Stat Law Lib~rary has o
exhilbit a  selectitin  of photographlls of
Superior Coort justices fonl the collect it
of tile late ChiefJustic Edward F. Merrill.

PILOT PROJECT FOR IMPROVE-
MENT OF THE MAINE COURT
APPOINTMENT SYSTEM TO BE
ESTABLISHED IA KENNEBEC,
SOMERSET. PENOBSCO'F, AND
PISCATAQUIS COUNTIES.
li lIlt St'ltt'lber, 1979, diten Maine
Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance
Agency fili d a Piltt lt)Ijct for Ithe im-
lpro'Cnllnt oiIlte Maine Court Appoint-
nt 1 Systeli. This lr)jcct was ir lesut of'
concern Iy lit' t.judiciary and others with
p~robhlnms existing ill div admninistratio)n oif
lite culrrenxt adl hot( courlt axppointmentn
Systeml. Some of tile prliems which were
of 'onIItetI were: (1) the Irolml(if alt'-
qoale  comnfpensalitiol  for legal scrvices
rCl(ItretI by iourt alpoint(i attorneys; (2)
lilt. lack iit systcinalic Iraining programs ftor
ctxt--appcointed attorneys; (3) tile lion-
systematizedi pitcess for selection1 of at-
torneys to  reesent indigent criminal
dlefenlants; (4) thC inadequacy of' tlt- prtic-
ess Iom determninatio~n olif ndigecwy; (.5) tilt
lack  f' a ld t sat i sulport services; andc( ill
sotoil a'ses (6) [lie lualily of' legal eprsl'eSl-
talion rendt'red to inldigent criniinal de-
fendaltS. lT'Ihe project was designt'd taking
into  attillll  tile  reslIts  ofl a  qtlt'st ()lllairt
circuatcd to( all attorncys  atlrcicilig ill
Maine which solicited their views til pr-t
HI'ls with i the presenlt I urt-apllxiitt'd
system an' t i o lrlosed solutitils IleCefor.
,hle  Pifiit  Iriject  will  establish  a  co-
oirdillatd  assigned  counsel systelli ill
Piscalqluis, Sollerse, Kelielitc, ' 1(1
Penob~lscot Co~unties. This systeml will be
motdeled after at highly successflfl assignlt
CO)llel.  systecu(lrrently  existing  ill  Sall
Mateo) Co)unty, California. The Ixtcuttivt'
l)irecttr of tile Sall laleo Cltily Prival
I)eflenler I'rgrall has been hired ;s it con-
sualta  for I e prt jccl. As such lie will aid
th if], ou bla asso)ciatio~ns involved inl ite
dtesigni and implemllentatiton til a Private
Def'nder IPrtgram in their coutiies.
Ill Jantlary, I98), ai a tl inistraltir will
IIe hired loto- lt Private Defedtier Program.
He tic sit' will have e'xlerietce ill and
liniliarily with the Maine cri liniial jlstiice
process. The Administrator \Vill imF'0ienlt
Ilt plroigrami, wtrking with 1w() iaralegal
assistants and tile l,1   county bal asscia-
tilis invtolve(l. If tile prtgranm proves stt(-
-see p. 17

MARSHALL DODGE OF BERT AND I
TO ADDRESS ANNUAL MEETING
DINNER

Marshall Dodge

Marshall )odge, noted Maine htntrist,
will be   t he  guest s pea ker at the
Assoc€iation's Annual Meeting )innCr on
January 25, 1980  lt tie Holiday ill ill
Augusta.
Registratiol for the tlay (and a half
inecting %Vill oplen at 8:00 a.nm. onl Friday,
January 25 at the Augusta Civic Center.
All lecting activities, other than tile Ali-
nual Dinlner and Progral at the Holiday
Itin, will lie held at the Civic Center.
Friday will be devoted to selinars oil
Law Office I'colt nlics anti Managmlent
conducted by 1). Westin I)arby, Jr. til the
Canton Collpany in    Philadelhia and
Negotiation  Techi II ities cuticltted  by
William L.angtr Ury, Executive )irectoir u f
tile Har\vard N'gotition Pro~jet. Saturdly
trning will l devoted ti various Section
Meetings anid the     Annuhal Business
Meeting of the Association will convent i
10:30 al.m. ait tilt Augutal: Civic C'enter.
IMarslhall IDotlgt'  native New Yorker,
beccinc fisciniale(I Wilthe unIiqlue M'Vainle
senst' of, liiinnl.r tlring his school years ill
New -Hmlpshirt'. ils stlorytelling istilt'
nllatured ill his senlior. Near at Yale, where
lie  Illet  anti  Cillbiltd  iepertoires  with
Ielfw raconteur and tti Iiitl Ribert  ya.ll
-see p. 17

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