Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895

Guarding the Gates: Keeping Your Schools Safe from Violence and Harassment

Maine schools are facing the impact of two national trends that, while different, both have a significant effect on the learning environment: school shootings and the “Me Too” movement.  In this seminar for superintendents, building administrators and school board members, we will explore the legal implications of these trends and provide practical guidance to school leaders to make their schools more safe, secure, and conducive to learning.

Augusta, ME

School & Education


September 5-7, 2018

Erick J. Giles
The 28th Annual Indian Land Working Group (ILWG) Symposium, “Legal Strategies for Economic Development with Marijuana and Hemp Growth”

Spokane, WA

Indian Law


September 4, 2018

Mark T. Broth
Agency Fees, Fair Share and the Janus Decision

On June 27, 2018, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, the US Supreme Court, by a 5-4 decision, held that requiring non-consenting public employees to pay “agency” or “fair share” fees violates...


Ed Benjamin and Amy Olfene Win Municipal Premises Liability Trial

On August 16, 2018 a jury in Waldo County Superior Court ruled in favor of the Town of Montville after a four day trial in a case in which a town resident was injured by the collapse of a large sand pile in the town’s sand shed.

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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Drummond Woodsum Attorneys

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that 33 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in in 35 distinct practice areas with many attorneys recognized in multiple areas.

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August 10, 2018

Elek A. Miller
Tom Trenholm
Playing by the Rules: Schools, Sports and the Law

Athletics generate great excitement, emotion, and interest in Maine schools. They are also one of the most common sources of potential legal liability and adverse publicity when something goes wrong. As a result, knowing, understanding, and following the many rules imposed by federal and state laws, as well as school board policies, is critical for school employees involved in a school’s athletic programs.

Augusta, ME

School & Education


2nd Annual 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.

Meredith, NH

School & Education


August 9, 2018

Anna B. Cole
Relevancy of the NLRA/NLRB to the NH Workplace

Despite a seemingly perennial discussion of Right-to-Work legislation in the state, as of 2017, only 83,309 New Hampshire employees are represented by labor unions, of which only 5.1% (27,649) are employed in the public sector...


August 8, 2018

Melissa A. Hewey
National Poetry Contest Drops Citizenship Rule That Deering Student Challenged

Allan Monga, an asylum-seeker from Zambia, was initially deemed ineligible for the national Poetry Out Loud competition and went to court over it.


Hot Topics in Technology, Data Privacy and Records Retention for Colleges and Universities

Drummond Woodsum's Higher Education Group invites you to join us on August 2nd for a complimentary roundtable discussion and lunch on technology and data management in higher education.

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