Leigh Ingalls Saufley
|Leigh Ingalls Saufley|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Maine Supreme Judicial Court|
|Past position:||Maine Superior Court|
|Bachelors:||University of Maine at Orono, 1976|
|Law School:||University of Maine School of Law, 1980|
Leigh Ingalls Saufley is the chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She was sworn in as Chief Justice on December 6, 2001 and again on February 27, 2009. She first became a member of the state's highest court on October 20, 1997 when she was appointed by then-governor Angus S. King, a political independent.
Saufley is the first woman and the youngest member of the Court to be appointed Chief Justice. She is the court's 26th chief justice and one of over twenty female chief justices of state supreme courts.
Saufley graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1976. In 1980, she graduated from the University of Maine School of Law.
Awards and Associations
- 2008 Deborah Morton Award, University of New England
- 2008 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Maine at Presque Isle
- 2005 Portland Regionals Chamber Neal W. Allen Award
- 2005 Caroline Duby Glassman Award
- 2004 Maryann Hartman Award, Women of Achievement, University of Maine
- 2004 Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of New England
- 2002 Distinguished Alumna Award, University of Maine
- 2002 YWCA Women of Achievement Award
- 1998 L. Kinvin Wroth, Alumna of the Year Award
- Member, Maine Justice Action Group
- News: Chief Justice Leigh Saufley delivers State of the Judiciary, February 13, 2012
- Biographies of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court justices
- Project Vote Smart, Chief Justice Leigh Ingalls Saufley (ME)
- Slate.com, "Choose Your Own Supreme Court Justice: Biography of Leigh Saufley", April 12, 2010
- Institute for Civic Leadership, "Leigh Ingalls Saufley Breakfast Forum"
- Sun Journal, "Taxpayer Bill of Rights makes November ballot", May 5, 2006
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Official biography of Justice Saufley
- ↑ Maine Supreme Court Justices since 1820
- ↑ American Judicature Society: Maine judges
- ↑ Cleaves Law Library biography of Leigh Ingalls Saufley
- ↑ University of New England, "UNE honors four prominent Maine women with 2008 Deborah Morton Awards", September 2, 2008
- ↑ Maine Justice Action Group Press Release, Fall 2009
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