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Maine Supreme Court judge from Camden retires

Jan 06, 2020

Camden — A Camden man who has served on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court for nearly six years has retired.

And on Monday, Jan. 6, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced she would nominate two candidates to the state high court and two candidates to Maine’s Superior Court.

Associate Justice Jeffrey Hjelm of Camden retired in December.

Hjelm attended Hampden Academy and earned his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has worked as an assistant attorney general and a trial lawyer for a Bangor law firm, as well as a law clerk for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He joined the bench in 1992. He spent six years on the District Court and 16 on the Superior Court, often presiding over cases in the Knox County court.

He joined the state high court in 2014.

Gov. Mills will nominate attorney Catherine Connors of Kennebunk and Superior Court Justice Andrew Horton of Falmouth to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court. Governor Mills will also nominate Stephen Nelson of Houlton, currently a District Court Judge, and attorney Thomas McKeon of Falmouth to the Superior Court.

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