Silent Partners

In a low-key yet supportive way, the Maine State Bar Association offers a program to assist lawyers in dealing with problems in substantive areas and administrative areas of the 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.

The Silent Partners Assistance Coordinator has a list of attorneys associated with organizations, sections, and committees who are willing to proide helpin accordance with the Silent Partners program. The program provides confidentiality recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Maine Bar Rule 7.3(o).

Areas of law in which Silent Partners can provide guidance and assistance include the following:

  • Admiralty Law
  • Gender Bias
  • Apellate Practice
  • General Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration Law
  • Business Associations (Corp./Partnerships)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Civil Rights/Discrimination
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Collections
  • Litigation
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Mediation
  • Criminal Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • District Court Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Economics and the Practice of Law
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law
  • Education Law
  • Probate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Engineering
  • Tax Law
  • Ethics
  • Trademark
  • Family Law
  • Workers' Compensation

For Silent Partners assistance or to volunteer as an advisory panel member, please contact Peter DeTroy at 774-7000 or by mail at Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, P.O. Box 4600, Portland, ME 04112-4600.