Nicole Bradick, ‘06, featured in ABA Journal

Sept. 6, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine – Nicole Bradick, a Portland lawyer and a 2006 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, is one of 11 lawyers from across the country featured as “legal rebels” in this month’s ABA Journal, published by the American Bar Association.

The magazine’s annual feature section honors “lawyers who are helping to change the profession in ways both big and small.”

“These are the innovators – the folks who’ve found a different path, some new way to blend the needs of their clients or their practice, or even their own needs of personal expression, into the way they practice the law,” reads the introduction to the article.

Bradick, a part-time attorney with Murray, Plumb & Murray, is the mother of two children under the age of 4 years old. She created a business, Custom Counsel, that matches lawyers looking for contract work with lawyers and firms seeking temporary outside assistance. The business is primarily designed to help lawyers with young children, who may not want to work fulltime, while also helping firms with a wide range of needs. The Portland Press Herald published an in-depth story about Bradick’s business earlier this summer.

“Somehow I became known for figuring out the work-life balance thing, and new moms kept approaching me to figure out flexible schedules,” Bradick told the ABA Journal.

At Maine Law, Bradick was a judicial intern for Judge Jim Haines of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, and she worked as a student-attorney at the Law School’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. She was the Case Note and Comment Editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal. Bradick graduated, summa cum laude, and she received the Faculty Significant Achievement Award and the Pro Bono Public Award.


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Photo credit: Carl Walsh, ABA Journal