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Can your childcare provider still charge you if they are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic?

One question receiving much attention regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is childcare. In some instances, daycares, childcare centers, and preschools have closed but are still charging families. Is this lawful? It depends. The first issue to consider when assessing whether a parent may be charged during an extended closure due to coronavirus is the contract… Read more »

The law of condominiums in Maine

Condominiums are coming into increased use, especially in Southern Maine. Condominiums are a unique form of property ownership in which thorny legal issues can arise. Management of a condo touches upon real estate, contract, insurance, corporate, nonprofit, and other areas of law. The basic condominium structure is a property divided into individual units, surrounded by… Read more »

Operating under the influence may include “mowing” under the influence

An unusual arrest by the Augusta Police Department serves as a good reminder about the breadth of Maine’s drunk driving laws.  According to a February 10, 2020 post on its Facebook page, the Augusta Police Department recently arrested someone who was operating a lawnmower while under the influence.  The Facebook post reads, “Although it’s not… Read more »

Michael E. Saucier is appointed to Professional Ethics Commission

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion is pleased to announce that the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar has unanimously voted to appoint Michael E. Saucier as a member of the Board’s Professional Ethics Commission for a three-year term that commenced on January 1, 2020. The Professional Ethics Commission is comprised of eight attorneys. Commission… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About OUI in Maine

If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving, known as operating under the influence (OUI) in the State of Maine, you probably have many questions. The criminal defense attorneys at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion are knowledgeable about OUI law and are experienced in representing clients facing OUI charges. Below are… Read more »

Preparing For Your First Oral Argument Before the Maine Supreme Court

Presenting an oral argument to an appellate court can be an exciting experience. The oral argument also presents an opportunity to enhance your credibility with the bench, instill confidence in your argument, and improve your chances of success. Below are seven tips for presenting an effective oral argument. Select the Best Issues Effective oral argument… Read more »

Brian Champion is recognized for pro bono work by the Clients’ Security Board of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

Brian Champion was recently recognized by the General Counsel and Executive Director of the Clients’ Security Board of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for his successful pro bono representation before the Board on behalf of a client in fiscal year 2019.  The Clients’ Security Board oversees a fund that is used to reimburse members of… Read more »

Maine Supreme Court decides that Kennebunkport owns Goose Rocks Beach

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court recently decided Almeder v. Town of Kennebunkport. The closely-watched and protracted case concerned the use and ownership of Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport. First filed in 2009, the case wound through the Maine courts for two phases of trials and an appeal to the Supreme Court before reaching the Court… Read more »