In a low-key, yet supportive way, the Maine State Bar Association offers a program to assist lawyers in dealing with problems in substantive and administrative areas of law where there may be a lack of familiarity or comfort in helping a client.
The program is open to all members of the Bar, from the newest members to those of long standing, who find themselves challenged by new or unfamiliar areas of the law where some help and guidance would benefit both the practitioner and the client.
Silent Partners contemplates a telephone consult with another practitioner to give you some pointers and direction. It may work out to a referral or a co-counsel relationship with a mentor attorney-but that is not required or expected. Most lawyers who use Silent Partners need some focused guidance and encouragement from someone who knows what they are talking about. It is only a phone call away. The program provides confidentiality recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Maine Bar Rule 7.3(o).
Peter J. DeTroy, III Esquire Norman Hanson & DeTroy LLC P O Box 4600 Portland, ME 04112 email@example.com Phone: (207) 774-7000 Fax: (207) 775-0806