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Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107




Judy Potter graduated from Cornell University in 1960. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Law in l967. Between College and Law School, she worked in Venice, Italy. She is fluent in the Italian language. Ms. Potter is a member of the Michigan (inactive), District of Columbia, and Maine Bars.

Ms. Potter practiced law in Washington, D.C. with a law firm for a number of years and then with the Equal Employment OpportunityCommission for one year. While in Washington, D.C., she was the lead trial counsel in the land-mark employment discrimination case of EEOC v. AT and T and Thirty Operating Subsidiaries. Also while in Washington, Ms. Potter was one of the founders of the Women's Legal Defense Fund.

Ms. Potter moved to Maine in 1972 and was a professor at the University of Maine School of Law from 1972 until 2004, at which time she resigned from her tenured position to practice law full time. During her tenure at the Law School Ms. Potter taught a number of different courses including Family Law, Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Interviewing and Counseling, Negotiation, and Advanced Trial Advocacy. She coached the Law School varsity Trial Practice Team which won many championships in the Northeast Region.

She also was the Director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic for many years and for a time, Associate Provost for the University of Southern Maine. As a professor of law, Ms. Potter has won a number of awards for her teaching excellence. She was the first woman Law Professor to head the Clinical Section of the American Association of Law Schools. While at the Law School, Ms. Potter maintained a small private practice focusing on family law and criminal law trials.

She now practices full time in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. However, she is still teaching. For many years Judy Potter has taught in the trial advocacy program at Harvard Law School. She has taught for a number of years in Archangel, Russia. This summer, she presented a workshop to a number of lawyers at a Law School in Beijing, China. A few years ago she presented seminars in Uganda and Zambia. Ms. Potter was presented the Caroline Duby Glassman

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