Commitment to Community

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Our firm has been an integral part of Maine, building strong relationships and contributing to the communities we serve. Our attorneys take pride in continuing the firm’s long-standing traditions. They donate their time and expertise to community boards, executive committees, charitable causes and civic activities – while consistently delivering successful results for our clients. We consider this involvement a responsibility, as well as a privilege, and welcome the opportunity to thank the community for what it has meant to us over the years.

March of Dimes. The firm dedicates the month of April each year to fundraising efforts to support the March of Dimes campaign for premature babies, culminating in the firm's participation in the Lewiston-Auburn March for Babies.  One of our shareholders actively volunteers with fund raising and the Lewiston-Auburn walk.

Dempsey Challenge.  The firm has hosted a team each year as well as been a sponsor of this gem of a race in the Lewiston-Auburn area, raising money to support cancer victims and the Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center.  Our firm also contributes to CMMC’s fund raising efforts at the Annual Spring Gala and at the CMMC Fall Golf Classic Tournament.

Auburn Business Association.  Not only does the firm have an attorney serving on the board of this long time business organization but it has supported the ABA through efforts such as sponsoring its annual Citizen of the Year event and its annual golf tournament, which helps raise money for holiday decorations for downtown Auburn.

Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce.   The firm has long been involved with the local Chamber, now the largest in the state of Maine.  That participation ranges from serving on the board of directors to creating and presenting programs for local businesses on a variety of topics.  The firm has also regularly sponsored  Chamber events including the annual Chamber Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament, for which the firm was a founding sponsor, and which has raised over a half million dollars for scholarships for local students.

State Wide High School Mock Trial Competition. Skelton Taintor & Abbott created and annually funds a scholarship award to a senior member of the Lewiston High School mock trial team and several attorneys in the firm serve as coaches to the team.

Jay-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce.  The firm is a member of this Chamber and is also involved in sponsoring Chamber breakfasts as well as presenting programs on employment law and other business issues.

Maine Women’s Network.  Several Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys are members of this business organization and are involved in programming as well as efforts such as media assistance.

Maine State Bar Association.   Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys are not just members of this Association but are also section chairs and presenters at MSBA seminars.

CM Education Foundation.  The firm has contributed each year to the CM Education Foundation to raise money for scholarships for students attending Central Maine Community College.  The firm’s involvement with the Foundation includes service on its Board of Directors and sponsorship of its annual dinner and scholarship golf tournament.