I had an opportunity to reflect again on this topic a few days ago. When I finished up on the bench in 2013, the local bar association graciously hosted a retirement dinner for me. I think all who were present had a good time; I know I certainly did. I put together a few farewell remarks, which were later refined and published in the Maine Bar Journal. I covered a few topics, one of which was the importance of civility between lawyers. I said:
“I sometimes think of myself as a collector of other people’s wisdom. I heard a particularly valued piece of advice at MSBA’s Bridging the Gap in 1982. Barry Zimmerman said to the assembled new lawyers, “This is Maine, don’t be a jerk!” These are only seven words, but they are seven words that go to the heart of practicing law in Maine.
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