Elections, Walter Smith Award, and April 29th CLE



            In accordance with the By-laws, and at the annual meeting on April 27th, the following Officers and Directors will be nominated for the YBA Board for a regular term:

Ken Marass – President
Greg Orso – Vice President
Linda Maloy – Secretary
Scott Edmunds – Treasurer

Tanya Sambatakos – Board
Scott Houde – Board
Bryan Chabot – Board


               On April 27th, the Walter Smith Award will be presented to Nicholas Scaccia, Esq. of Sanford.  Justice Thomas Humphrey is the keynote speaker.  If you have not received your invitation please go to the YBA website or contact Dana Prescott at  We look forward to seeing you there.

 April 29th CLE

             Following the CLE sponsored by the MSBA/YBA on April 29th at 3:30 p.m. , a welcome event will be held for MSBA President Stephen Nelson, Esq. of Houlton, who will moderate a panel and join us.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Dana E. Prescott, Esq.
President, YBA

Maine Association of Mediators Spring Continuing Education Program

Maine Association of Mediators Spring Continuing Education Program
A Mediator’s Perspective: How to achieve a successful outcome in mediation – A practical approach to preparation and participation

Thursday, April 28, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Preti Flaherty
One City Center, Portland, ME
Registration and Refreshments 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
3.0 CLE credit hours available

Presented by Peter Schroeter, Esq.
President of the Maine Association of Mediators and James Bartlett, Esq. and Christopher Causey, Esq. C0-Chairs of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Maine State Bar Association

MAM Members $40
Non-Members $80
New Attorneys $60

Topics to be covered include:

Scheduling and selecting the Mediator
Preparing the client
Who and what documents to bring
Preparing the Mediation submission
Making the opening presentation
Negotiation strategy and management
Concluding agreements

The New World of GALs for Lawyers and Courts (and GALS) CLE

Friday, April 29, 2016
Ramada, Saco

CLE Credits
5.75, including 1.0 ethics

Submitted for approval

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Dec. 3, 2015: Ethics CLE

Ethics – Presented by the York Bar Association in partnership with the Maine State Bar Association

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2015

Time: 3:45-6:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 3:45. Program begins at 4:00.)

Where: Ramada, Saco


Credits: 2.0 ethics


Online registration and brochure


York Bar Association Presents:
Bankruptcy: How It Can Impact Your Practice
Presented in partnership with
the Maine State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program.

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2015


A two-hour discussion on how bankruptcy can wreak havoc on your practice.
Hear tips from a Bankruptcy Judge to avoid being on the wrong side of a ruling in his court, and interact with the speakers to explore real life examples of how to avoid missteps when bankruptcy crosses your path.
Includes Q&A Session
2.0 CLE credits

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