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Five of seven judicial nominees are Maine Law graduates

Feb. 8, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Governor Paul LePage this month nominated two District Court Judges for promotion to the Superior Court, and five first-time nominees to sit on the District Court bench.

Of the seven nominees, five are graduates of the University of Maine School of Law.

Judges Robert Mullen (’79) of Waterville, and Daniel Billings (’03) of Bowdoinham are nominated for the Superior Court. Andrew Benson (’88) of Athens, William Schneider (’93) of Durham, and Lance Walker (’00) of Falmouth are nominated to fill vacancies on the District Court. The two nominees for the District Court who are not Maine Law alumni are Barbara Raimondi of Auburn, and Eric Walker of Belmont.

“As Governor, I have the utmost respect and have been impressed with the high quality work of the Judicial Branch. In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics. These nominees reflect those priorities,” LePage said.

Click here to read more about the nominees, in a news release issued by the Office of the Governor. All Gubernatorial Judicial nominations will be heard by Judiciary Committee of the 126th Legislature and public hearings will be scheduled in the near term by the Committee.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu

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