Maine Supreme Judicial Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

  • 7 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 1 prosecutor
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court are Selected:

Appointment, Legislative Confirmation

The governor appoints justices, who must then be confirmed by the Maine State Senate to seven-year terms. Appointments are informed, but not bound, by recommendations from the governor-appointed Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee. To remain on the court, justices must be reappointed by the governor and reconfirmed by the state senate.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map; Office of the Maine Governor, EO 32 FY 20/21