At one of their largest turnouts in recent years, the Maine State Bar Association held its Annual Bar Conference and 125th anniversary celebration June 21-23 at Sugarloaf.
Albert Ayre was appointed President of the Maine State Bar Association on January 1, 2017. He graduated from Yale University in 1964, then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1964-1968 attaining the rank of Captain. Returning to civilian life, Attorney Ayre obtained his J.D. in 1971 from the University of Illinois, College of Law. His professional career includes working his way up to partner at Pierce Atwood in the 1970s, then working both as a sole practitioner and a partner in a two man Portland firm before becoming Of Counsel to Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. in 2013.
Already hard at work in his new role as President of the MSBA, Mr. Ayre has outlined a vigorous agenda for the year with renewed emphasis on outreach to the 3100+ Members and support of the public interest in a fair and effective system of justice.
Attorney Ayre currently resides in South Portland and Rangeley, Maine with his wife, Gail, one dog and one cat.