February 3, 2013

On the Move

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Barbara Halpern Furey of Portland and Cathy DeMerchant were appointed as members of the board.

Halpern Furey is vice president of complex litigation and information and records management for Unum.

DeMerchant is the president and co-owner of Capital Area Staffing Solutions Inc. in Augusta and Bangor Area Staffing Solutions.


• Thomas Newman, an attorney and partner of the Portland law firm Murray, Plumb & Murray, recently received a visiting faculty appointment at Harvard Law School as a lecturer on law for the 2013 winter academic term.

Newman will teach trial advocacy. He has served as a visiting faculty member of the Harvard Law School for 21 years.

• Simmons Ardell, a South Portland-based design and marketing firm, was recently engaged by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Grace Restaurant to provide branding and design services.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys Ronald Lebel, Darcie Beaudin, Adam Lee and Thomas Faiella served as advisers and coaches to Lewiston High School's Mock Trial Team.

The team recently finished runner-up in the finals of the state-wide Maine competition.

Lebel has served as a judge and evaluator of the competition for several years.

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