A valuable and long recognized function of the Maine State Bar Association is the opportunities it provides for its members to exchange ideas and discuss matters of legal importance in both formal and informal gatherings.
Twice each year, at the MSBA's annual meeting in January and at its summer meeting, traditionally held in late June, all members are able to renew acquaintanceships with colleagues, make new friends, explore the offerings of law-related vendors, listen to provocative and significant keynote speeches, participate in wide-ranging discussions of issues confronting the legal profession, and attend timely CLE sessions.
New England Bar Association (NEBA) Annual Meeting
This year, the MSBA will host the New England Bar Association (NEBA) annual meeting. MSBA's Immediate Past President Bill Robitzek is president of NEBA this year. For more information, view the meeting brochure.
Each fall, the MSBA conducts a daylong "Legal Year in Review" program at which several hundred Maine lawyers keep abreast of changes in statutory and case law, and the MSBA annually conducts a detail-packed "Bridging the Gap" day to help recent law school graduates make the transition from classroom to career. The MSBA also presents an annual Institute, which is an intensive practice-specific two-day event. There are five Institutes: Elder Law and Estate Planning, Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate, and Family Law. Each Institute is presented once every five years. In addition, many of the MSBA's sections and committees meet regularly around the state to update their members on developments in their fields of professional concentration. This year Legal Year in Review is Thursday, November 20, at the Augusta Civic Center. View the program brochure and a registration form for Legal Year in Review 2014.
2015 Annual & Summer Meetings
2015 MSBA Annual Meeting: January 22-23, Samoset Resort, Rockport
2015 MSBA Summer Meeting: Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor