Leigh Saufley to Be Inducted to Maine Women’s Hall of Fame
Leigh I. Saufley, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, has been named to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. A virtual induction event is scheduled for March 20.
Established in 1990 by the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to women whose achievements have had a significant statewide impact, have significantly improved the lives of women, and whose contributions provided enduring value for women.
“Leigh has a rich history as a leader who advocates for and contributes to the lives of women and families in Maine and beyond,” says University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “Her integrity, character and passion make her an outstanding mentor and role model for us all. It is truly inspiring to see all that she has contributed to the lives of women and girls in Maine, and to public service for the state.”
Dean Saufley was the first woman and youngest member of the court to be appointed Chief Justice in Maine. First appointed to the bench in 1990, she served three years on the District Court, and four years on the Superior Court. She served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court beginning in 1997, before being appointed to be Chief Justice. She served in the Office of Maine Attorney General from 1981 to 90, becoming one of the Office’s first female Deputy Attorneys General.
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