Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley To Visit Several Maine Counties And Courthouses This Fall

September 16, 2009

On September 28, 2009, Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will visit the Washington County Superior and District Courthouse in Machias and the District Court in Calais. She has invited State Senator Kevin Raye and Rep. Anne C. Perry to join her on the tour. The trip will start in the Calais Courthouse at 10:00 A.M. She will be at the Machias Courthouse at 1P.M.

The next day, Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Chief Justice will visit the Penobscot Tribal Court in Indian Island, where she will be the guest of Rep. Wayne Mitchell. Later that day she will meet with Rep. Josh Tardy at the Newport District Court.

The following week, on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 the Chief Justice will visit the courthouses of Somerset and Kennebec counties. In Skowhegan, the Chief Justice will meet with staff in the Skowhegan District Court at 8:00 A.M. and in the Superior court at 9:00a.m. At noon she will meet with Sen. Lisa Marrache at the Waterville District Court, and at 2 P.M. she will meet with Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell at the Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta.

Although the Chief Justice and the other Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court are often in the State?s many courthouses, these more formal visits provide opportunity to directly address issues related to rural access to justice, and the condition of Maine?s courthouses, as well as providing an opportunity for Maine?s elected representatives to visit the courthouses. Members of the press are welcome to attend any and all of these visits.