Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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September/October 2019

Mark T. Broth
Matthew C. Decker
HR Report: RSA 159:26 Re-Revisited: New Superior Court Opinion Finds that Public Employer May, Through Employment Contract, Prohibit Employees from Possessing Firearms in the Workplace

RSA 159:26, enacted in 2011, stripped local governments of their ability to regulate firearms in their communities, and gave exclusive regulatory authority to the Legislature.[1]  Previous articles in this space[2] have discussed whether the statute prevents local governments, acting in their capacity as employers, from adopting workplace rules and policies that prohibit public employees from possessing firearms at work.  While the question still has not been answered directly, a recent Superior Court decision strongly suggests that the statute was not intended to interfere with a local government’s ability to regulate employee conduct....

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September 3, 2019

Kaighn Smith
Kaighn Smith Jr. Cited by Ninth Circuit

In a recent decision addressing the complex area of federal court jurisdiction over lawsuits involving tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cited Kaighn’s lead article from the New Mexico Law Review:  Federal Courts, State Power, and Indian Tribes.

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August 29, 2019
Drummond Makes the Best Places to Work in Maine List for the Third Consecutive Year


Five Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Named 'Lawyer of the Year' by Best Lawyers

Each year, the highly-regarded peer and client-review publication, Best Lawyers in America, designates attorneys in each ranking category as "Lawyers of the Year." This year we are proud to announce that five Drummond Woodsum attorneys have been so honored.

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Thirty Seven Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that 37 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  Attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in 38 distinct practice areas with many attorneys recognized in multiple areas.

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New Hampshire Principals Academy

Great schools need great principals. This two-day seminar features presentations on legal topics specifically designed for school Principals, Assistant Principals, and other school and central office administrators. Drummond Woodsum’s team of experienced school and employment law attorneys will provide interactive activities and engaging training in the areas of the law that are the most vital for school district administrators.


New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, Annual Summer Academy


Attorneys Kasia Park and Ed Benjamin Obtain Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Brought By Parent of Student Who Drowned While on School Outing

On July 23, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine dismissed, with prejudice, a 1983 claim arising out of the drowning death of a seventh grade student while on a school sponsored outing at a state park.  On June 12, 2018, the City of Lewiston’s Middle School ...

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July 19, 2019

Amy K. Olfene


2019 Maine School Law Summer Institute

The School Law Institute is renowned as the most rewarding, useful and enjoyable school law course for educators in Maine.


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