A lawyer with a Camden law firm has been nominated by Gov. Janet Mills to serve as a district court judge.

Sarah Irving Gilbert of Hope was nominated Jan. 19. Gilbert is a lawyer with Camden Law.

A Judicial Nominating Committee makes the recommendations to the governor, who then selects the lawyers to be nominated.

Her nomination will go before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee and then to the state Senate for a vote. No Judiciary Committee hearing has been scheduled but it is expected to be held in February.

The 37-year-old lawyer was raised in Machias. According to her biography on the law firm's website, Gilbert studied at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., followed by the University of Maine School of Law, where she received scholarships, graduated magna cum laude, and as a professor’s assistant, taught substantive classes in constitutional law, torts and legal writing. She also attended for a semester at the University of St. Andrews — Scotland’s oldest university, founded in 1413.

Gilbert was then tapped by the Maine Supreme Court to serve as law clerk for the Honorable Donald Alexander.

She serves as on the Board of Governors to the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, treasurer to the Knox County Bar Association, serves on the Transitioning Lawyer’s Council (seeking to encourage new lawyers to open practice in rural Maine), the Maine State Bar Association CLE Committee and has spoken at numerous state Bar events, such as Bridging the Gap and Women in the Law panel discussions. Gilbert also previously served on the Union Board of Appeals and the Hope School Board.

Gilbert has regularly argued before Maine’s highest Court, and has successfully appealed or defended numerous cases, for which she is the attorney of record.

In her bio, Gilbert said she is proud and honored to work with her mother, the Hon. Rebecca A. Irving, of Machias (winner of the 2017 Caroline Duby Glassman Award, Chief Tribal Court Judge, Passamaquoddy Tribal Court), to obtain a $2.3 million dollar judgment for a sexual assault survivor in Washington County.