Maine Red Claws Pink Night Supported By Joe Bornstein

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein is proud to support the upcoming Maine Red Claws 'Pink Night' in support of the Maine Cancer Foundation and the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

The event, which will help promote breast cancer awareness, will take place at the Claws' home game against the Dakota Wizards on Thursday, February 16th from 6pm - 9pm. The Red Claws are donating 20 percent of their ticket sales from the evening to benefit breast cancer research and awareness. 

Our office will have a large contingent of staff on hand at the Expo Center to display our team spirit and cheer on the home team (who will be wearing pink uniforms!)

The evening will feature an award presentation to Mercy Hospital’s Breast Care Specialists of Maine as Home Court Heroes for their work in breast cancer treatment and there will be members of the Oncology and Mammography staff handing out free goodies to the loyal basketball fans. 

We are thrilled to support this wonderful cause and event.

THINK PINK and Go Maine Red Claws!

Joe Bornstein's Community Connections

At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we believe ‘tis always the season for giving. As we welcome a new year, we feel privileged that we are able to continue giving back to the communities in which we live and serve.

We see the efforts of numerous charities and organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Maine. It is with great pleasure that we commend these efforts with our respect, gratitude and financial support.

Through a variety of resources, we are able to address important issues such as education, healthcare, civil rights and access to public transportation. It is an honor to have represented more than 18,000 Mainers in our 36 years. It is an honor to be able to give back to the state we love so much.

Some of the charities and events that we have supported over the past few years include:


American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Annual MLK, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
Autism Society of Maine
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine
Brunswick High School
 - Destination ImagiNation Teams

Campaign for Justice
Camp Sunshine
Casa, Inc.
Cedars Auxiliary
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Christmas For Kids
Coastal Human Society
Colby College - Goldfarb Center
Community Counseling Center
Community Partners, Inc.
Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness
Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund
Dash of Diva: Girls Night Out
Doulas Care
Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation
Fryeburg Academy
Gary’s House of Mercy Hospital
Hollis Center Baptist Church Food Pantry
Hampden-Newburgh Little League Team
Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Program
ITN Portland
 - Dignified Transportation for Seniors

Jewish Community Alliance
Jimmy Fund

Levey Day School
Literacy Volunteers of Maine
Maine Bar Foundation
Maine Civil Liberties Union
Maine Coast Cycling Club
Maine High School Hockey Invitational
Maine Jewish Film Festival
Maine Law Alumni Association
Maine Women’s Fund
Maine Women’s Policy Center
Mercy Health System Annual Fund
Muskie Fund for Legal Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Northeastern University
Open Gates Equine Rescue
Perkins School For The Blind
Portland Harbor Museum
Portland Sea Dogs
 - Strike Out Cancer In Kids Program

Portland Junior Pirates Hockey Team
Preble Street
Protect Maine Equality
Riverview Foundation Kids Who Care
SPACE Gallery
Southern Poverty Law Center
Texas Children’s Hospital
Tourette Syndrome
 - Association Research Fund

United Bikers of Maine Toy Run
University of Southern Maine
United Way of Androscoggin County
United Way of Greater Portland
Yale School of Medicine
 - Child Study Research Center

At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we are proud to give back to the communities to which we are connected.  We wish all of our clients, both past and present, a happy and healthy 2011.

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Summer is Here - Everyone Into the Water!

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein wants all of its friends and family to have a fun-filled summer in the pool, at the lake, or by the ocean.  Still, we caution everyone to know the safety rules of swimming and to be aware that the water can pose dangers if we are not careful.

In 2005, 3,582 people in the United States drowned, with one in four fatalities occurring in children under the age of 14.  In an attempt to reduce this number, and to make sure we all have a safe summer in and around the water, the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein asks everyone to know these safety rules:

  • Always swim with a buddy, and preferably under the supervision of a lifeguard. Never venture into a pool, lake, or the ocean by yourself.
  • Always read and obey posted swimming signs.  They are there for your safety.
  • Never leave a child alone in or near the water.  Be attentive while watching, as tragedy can strike quick, and always be prepared to help if the situation calls for it.   
  • According to the Today Show, parents are advised to stay within an arm's reach of children.
  • If your child uses air-filled or foam toys, be aware that these are toys and NOT safety devices. If a child is wearing water wings you must still supervise them, as these often provide unstable bouyancy.
  • Do not dive into shallow or unknown waters, as serious neck and back injuries may occur.
  • Be aware of the local weather. It's best to stop swimming at the first sign of bad weather, and never swim in a thunderstorm.
  • Avoid swimming immediately after eating.  It's best to let your food digest so you can avoided getting cramps, which hamper your ability to swim and maneuver in the water.
  • Don’t drink and swim.  Alcohol impairs your judgment and should be avoided if you are going to spend time in and around the water.
  • Watch for dangerous rip currents in the ocean. The water may turn unusually calm, but it's powerful current can pull even the strongest of swimmers out to sea.  The majority of beach drownings and lifeguard rescues are due to strong rip currents, where swimmers become exhausted from trying to fight the current and swim to shore.  If you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are free of the current, where you can catch your breath and swim safely to shore.
  • And most importantly, get certified in CPR - it save lives.  Contact an American Red Cross near you to learn more.  

There’s nothing like a hot summer day spent splashing around in the water. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, we want to be sure all of your summer swims are happy, refreshing, and safe.

Now everyone into the water!  After all, it is summer in Maine!