Alice Clifford receives Women’s Law Association Outstanding Alumna Award
Alice Clifford has been awarded the 2010 Women’s Law Association Outstanding Alumna Award. Attorney Clifford was honored by the Women's Law Association at the University of Maine School of Law on Friday, November 19th during the 2010 WLA Outstanding Alumna Award Reception.
Alice Clifford is a veteran assistant district attorney for District V, Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. She received her J.D. from Maine Law in 1988, worked briefly at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, and then was hired as an assistant district attorney in Bangor in 1989. As an ADA in Bangor, Alice Clifford has led domestic violence prosecutions. In years past, prosecution success rates for domestic violence rates were at 50 percent. In recent years, that success rate has risen to 95 percent.
Each year, the Women's Law Association selects a Maine Law graduate who has made distinguished achievements in legal practice and noteworthy contributions to her community or to the Maine Bar in general. Past recipients of the Outstanding Alumna Award have included:
- Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, Maine Supreme Court
- Justice (and former Chief Justice) Nancy Mills, Maine Superior Court
- Judge Beth Dobson, Maine District Court
- Paula Silsby, former U.S. attorney for the district of Maine
- Judge M. Michaela Murphy, U.S. District Court Judge for Maine
- Faye Luppi, project director of Cumberland County's Violence Intervention Partnership
- Nancy Wanderer, director of the research and legal writing program at Maine Law
- Jennifer Archer, attorney at Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
- Judge Christine Foster, Maine District Court