DRUMMOND WOODSUM ANNOUNCES TWO NEW ATTORNEYS HAVE JOINED THE FIRM
September 2, 2014
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that Isabel B. Ekman and Amy K. Olfene have joined the firm, working out of the firm's Portland, Maine office. Ms. Ekman and Ms. Olfene are scheduled to be sworn into the Maine Bar on October 24, 2014.
Isabel Ekman received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maine School Of Law. While in law school, Isabel served as Managing Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, overseeing the journal's publication. In addition to her work on the Journal, Isabel served as a student attorney in the Prisoner's Assistance group of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, worked as an extern for Legal Services for the Elderly, and acted as a French-to-English translator and interpreter for the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Isabel also received both the Maine Association for Public Interest Law fellowship and the Cumberland Bar Association fellowship to work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). While at VLP, Isabel provided legal services to low-income Mainers and helped to start a clinic for defendants in third party debt collection actions.
Amy Olfene received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maine School Of Law. While in law school, Amy served as Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review, overseeing the school's publication and the organization of a symposium on digital privacy law. In 2013, the journal published her piece, Of Asthma and Ashtrays: Examining the Rights of and Exploring Ways to Protect Maine Tenants Living in Multi-Unit Rental Housing Who Are Involuntarily Exposed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke in Their Homes, an article which was profoundly impacted by her pre-law school career as a program director, policy analyst, and advocate in the field of public health. Prior to joining the firm, Amy spent five year working primarily in tobacco control and healthy housing. During this time, Amy traveled the country training and informing diverse groups, from lawmakers to housing providers, and worked with—as well as advocated before—the Maine Legislature, administrative agencies, and municipalities on a number of projects and proposals.