IWF Maine member the Honorable Leigh Saufley – the first female Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court – has been reappointed to her third term as head of Maine’s judicial branch.
Maine Governor Paul LePage said this upon her reappointment, “The highest standards of integrity both professionally and personally are required of our judges and justices. Chief Justice Saufley has demonstrated these qualities and is widely admired in the judiciary. I have confidence that she will continue to prove to be a great chief justice.”
(Source: Portland Press Herald)
As an exemplary role model for women’s progress, Saufley was presented with the IWF Women Who Make a Difference award on October 15, 2010 at the Palais de Congres in Montréal. She was first sworn in as chief justice in Dec. 6, 2001. She is a member of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Read the full story in the Portland Press Herald here.