May 25, 2018
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Law school plans race to raise money for clinic

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — The annual Race Judicata, a 5K race-walk along the city’s Back Cove, will begin at 1:30 p.m Saturday.

It is sponsored by the Maine Law Student Bar Association. The race raises money for the University of Maine School of Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

At the clinic, third-year law students provide legal services to low-income clients. The student attorneys are specially licensed by the state and federal courts and they work under the close supervision of law school professors.

Advance registration is $15, $20 on the day of the race.

For more information, contact Maine Law student and race organizer Chris Harmon at or visit

Religious Coalition Against Discrimination plans daylong training

The Religious Coalition Against Discriminations will hold training sessions next week in Bangor and Saco to teach people of faith who support same-sex marriage to talk about the issue from a religious perspective.

“Make a Joyful Noise: Claiming our Faith, Voices for Marriage Equality” will be held from 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor. It will be held at the same time Tuesday at First Parish Congregational Church in Saco. Both churches are members of the United Church of Christ denomination.

Steve Kunst and Cheryl Stuart, both members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Fla., will conduct the training sessions.

Advanced registration is $30 per person or $25 per person if two or more people register from the same congregation. Registration at the door is $35 per person.

For information, visit

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