Governor nominates three for judgeships

Posted Feb. 09, 2010, at 10:12 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci on Tuesday nominated three people — including an Aroostook County lawyer — for appointment to the Maine courts.

David Soucy of Fort Kent was nominated for appointment to the District Court.

Soucy is an attorney in private practice. He served for three years as director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands at the Maine Department of Conservation.

He is also a former commissioner of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Commission and former adjunct faculty at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Georgetown University Law Center.

“David Soucy will be a strong addition to Maine’s District Court,” Baldacci said in a statement. “He has demonstrated a commitment to justice and has the temperament to be successful as a judge.”

Judge Wayne Douglas of Ocean Park was nominated for reappointment to the District Court. Douglas was first appointed in 2002.

Before his appointment, he was the chief legal counsel for Gov. Angus King. He also served as an associate commissioner of the Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and was a lawyer with Pierce Atwood.

Justice William Brodrick of Moody was nominated for reappointment as active retired Superior Court justice. Brodrick has served as a judge for 30 years, beginning on the District Court in 1980.

Before his appointment, he was a lawyer with Bourque & Brodrick, an assistant county attorney in York County and an assistant attorney general.

Judicial nominees must be reviewed by the Judiciary Committee and confirmed by the full Senate.

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