Maine's Chief Justice discusses the dire challenges facing Maine's court system
Last month, Maine’s Chief Justice Valerie Stanfill gave a stark assessment of the state justice system, saying: “We are failing.” She joins us to elaborate on the challenges and obstacles facing Maine’s criminal and civil court systems, including a backlog of cases and a shortage of public defense lawyers. We’ll find out what some potential solutions are to bolstering a justice system in crisis.
Valerie Stanfill, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Kevin Joyce, Sheriff, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
Justin W. Andrus, executive director, Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services