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Verrill Dana Partner Appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence by The Maine Supreme Judicial Court

September 15, 2016 Press Releases

(September 15, 2016) – Verrill Dana Partner, Thomas Newman, was recently appointed as Chair of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence by The Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence reviews and proposes amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence, which ensure proceedings are administered fairly, without unjustifiable expenses and delays, and promote the development of evidence law to support a just determination. Newman will serve as the Chair of the Committee until August 22, 2019.

Newman, chair of Verrill Dana's Business and Commercial Litigation practice group, has a wealth of trial and appellate experience and has represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitration, and administrative tribunals across the country in a variety of matters. He has also served as a visiting instructor of trial advocacy at the Harvard Law School for more than two decades.

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