Judge Powers Sworn in as Active Retired District Court Judge
April 1, 2016
For Immediate Release: Friday, April 01, 2016
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today administered the oath to the Hon. Keith Powers of Portland as Active Retired District Court Judge.
“Judge Powers has had an impressive and distinguished career. He was first appointed as a District Court Judge in 1998, and I am pleased that he is willing to continue his service as Active Retired District Court Judge,” said Governor LePage. “His reputation as an outstanding Judge brings credit to the great reputation of the Maine Judicial Branch. We thank him for his dedication to public service and the people of Maine.”
Prior to his first appointment, Judge Powers had more than 20 years of experience in the practice of law. He graduated from South Portland High School and received his undergraduate degree from Brown University. In 1973, he received his Juris Doctor from The University of Maine School of Law. Judge Powers worked as the Editor of the Maine Law Review and served as a Law Clerk for Justice Randolph Weatherbee of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1973- 1974. Judge Powers has served as Chair of the Board of Bar Overseers and as a member of the Board of Bar Overseers’ Grievance Commission.
Judge Powers also has received the University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award.