Governor Seeks Judicial Candidates for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

January 23, 2014

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Jan. 23
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage today announced that his Judicial Selection Committee will continue to accept applications for an expected vacancy on Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2014.

Last week Senators Collins and King announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee reported Justice Jon Levy, nominee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, out of committee. Justice Levy’s nomination now awaits a vote from the full Senate. In light of the potential vacancy that would be created should Justice Levy be Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the LePage Judicial Selection Committee seeks to solicit additional applications to assure all qualified and interested candidates are considered for the Appointment.

“I take great pride in the process to select outstanding members of the Maine Bar and Maine Bench to rise to the important role of a Supreme Judicial Court Justice,” said Governor LePage, “I have great respect for the Judicial Branch of Government and look forward to selecting someone of the highest ethical, legal and intellectual caliber to fill this role.”

The Governor’s Judicial Selection Committee will accept applications until February 15, 2014. All inquiries and applications materials should be directed to Carlisle McLean, Chief Counsel. Interested individuals who have submitted an application since July 1, 2013 to the present do not need to reapply to be considered for this vacancy. Application materials can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/cabinet/appointments/process.shtml.