About

Vicky, left, and young Ducky sit with me for a photo shoot for the Animal Print magazine outside the Coffee Exchange in Providence, Rhode Island on Nov. 25, 2011. Photo by my friend Traer Scott.

Vicky, left, and young Ducky sit with me for a photo shoot for the Animal Print magazine outside the Coffee Exchange in Providence, Rhode Island on Nov. 25, 2011. Photo by my friend Traer Scott.

Thank you for visiting my site. Here’s a little bit about me. In 2016, I embarked on a mid-life career change. After working 17 years in the daily newspaper business, I left my job as a reporter at the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine, to study law at the University of Maine School of Law, also in Portland. (Here’s a link to a radio interview about my career change.) I had spent much of my journalism career covering courts, criminal justice, jails and prisons. So switching from covering the law to studying the law seemed like a natural switch.

I am currently admitted to practice law as a student attorney under the supervision of a licensed attorney. I work at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic in Portland, a non-profit law office affiliated with the law school that provides legal services for low-income clients.

Outside of work, my wife Cara Dolan and I with two children.. We have two English setters and three cats. I also have pictures here of Vicky, my beloved setter who passed away in November 2016.

I’m also an avid runner, so I may post about running races too.

You can also follow me on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottddolan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottddolan
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottddolan/

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