The Maine Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with sixteen full-time justices who travel throughout the State to provide coverage to seventeen courthouses from Caribou to Alfred. Presiding on the Maine Superior Court presents a variety of unique challenges, but perhaps the most rewarding of those various challenges is the opportunity to work directly with the citizens of Maine who are called for jury service. While the O.J. Simpson trial and other high profile media events have caused many to question the efficacy of trial by jury, a few years spent on the Maine Superior Court bench dispels any such doubts. The Framers of the Maine Constitution determined that the right to trial by jury “shall be held indispensable.” To understand why, sit through over a hundred jury trials from start to finish.
Margaret J. Kravchuk,
The Superior Court Perspective,
Me. L. Rev.
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