Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
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Complimentary Lunch & Learn with Drummond Woodsum's Higher Education Group

Drummond Woodsum invites you to a complimentary Lunch & Learn on December 13. Join us for a light lunch and to listen to the live webinar, "The Department of Education's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Title IX."

Portland, ME

Higher Education


December 7, 2018

Hannah E. King
Drummond Woodsum’s Hannah King is Appointed to Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission

Hannah King, co-chair of Drummond Woodsum’s Regulated Substances practice, has been appointed to the State of Maine Marijuana Advisory Commission by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sara Gideon.  Hannah was appointed as a representative of Maine’s adult use marijuana industry.

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Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

The Employment & Labor Group at Drummond Woodsum invites you to its quarterly complimentary Human Resource gathering. Our last get together for 2018 will focus on common issues that many employers faced over the past year, as well as changes and anticipated changes to employment laws and regulations for 2019.

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Portland, ME and Manchester, NH

Employment & Labor


December 5, 2018

Eric R. Herlan
Who's In? Who's Out? Determining Eligibility for Special Education, 504, and RTI

Back again, your Drummond Woodsum Special Education Team is bringing you a review of all the key issues for determining student eligibility under all the disability laws...

Augusta, ME

Special Education


December 4, 2018

Timothy E. Steigelman
Drummond Woodsum Attorney Tim Steigelman Teaches Law Students about Oceans Law and Policy

Earlier this month Drummond Woodsum attorney Tim Steigelman was pleased to appear as a guest lecturer in the Oceans Law and Policy seminar at the University of Maine School of Law. His presentation discussed the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and other sources of international law, and their application to military uses of the ocean.

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December 3-6, 2018

Anna B. Cole
Daniel J. Rose
Tribal Human Resources Professionals (THRP) Summit

NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) training to HR Professionals in Indian Country.  Join us at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for this 3-1/2 day course where HR Professionals will be provided with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle the unique employment challenges facing tribal governments and their enterprises.


New Law Requires Reports of Educator Investigations

In September, the Maine Legislature passed L.D. 1924, An Act To Improve Information Sharing Relating to  Investigations of Educators, which requires school units to notify the Maine Department of Education (MDOE) when they commence and when they complete certain investigations related to covered employees. The law, which takes effect ...

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The Janus Decision: the End of Agency and Fair Share Fees

In Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 decision, held that requiring non-consenting public employees to pay “agency” or “fair share” fees violates ...

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Time to Update Your Local Wellness Policy

Changes to federal and state law and regulations mean that school units must update their local wellness policies. This article discusses those changes and provides some guidance to school units ready to make revisions...

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First Circuit Expands FAPE Obligation to Age 22

Special education administrators and staff are well-familiar with the eligibility requirements contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As an initial matter, eligibility to receive special education services depends on whether a student has one of the 14 disabilities enumerated in the IDEA

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