Vacancy on Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers & Judges Commission

April 23, 2012

The commission appointed to administer the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges (MAP) seeks interested attorney candidates to fill a vacancy on the commission. The MAP commission is charged with overseeing the MAP program and its director, preparing the annual budget and making annual reports to the Supreme Judicial Court. Commissioners are appointed by the Court, and serve a term of three years.

MAP was established in 2002 by the Supreme Judicial Court, and has three purposes: to protect the public from harm caused by impaired attorneys and judges, to confidentially assist impaired members of the legal community to begin and continue recovery, and to educate the bench, bar and public about the causes and remedies that relate to impairments affecting the legal community. MAP, through its director and large corps of dedicated volunteers, provides confidential assistance to attorneys whose practices might be affected by depression, chemical dependency, stress, aging or other mental or physical illness or condition.

Candidates should have diverse experience, knowledge and demonstrated competence in the problems of chemical dependency or mental conditions that impair members of the legal profession. The commissioners meet quarterly and serve without compensation. Interested candidates should send a letter outlining their qualifications to William C. Nugent, Esq., P.O. Box 4811, Portland, ME 04112 by May 21, 2012.