The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maine has elected Berman & Simmons attorney Jodi Nofsinger as president of its board of directors.
Nofsinger has served on the board since 2009, most recently as Vice President and Equity Officer.
“It is an absolute honor to be the newest Board President for the ACLU of Maine,” Nofsinger said. “I share this organization’s passion for justice and strengthening the liberty of people in the great state of Maine, and I look forward to continuing the fight for those who need us.”
The ACLU of Maine advocates for racial justice, immigrants’ rights, criminal legal reform, free speech, privacy and voting rights.
Nofsinger has a long history of assisting the ACLU of Maine on cases, most notably the groundbreaking victory to secure the rights of transgender students to use the correct bathroom for their gender. Nofsinger also worked with ACLU of Maine on a federal lawsuit on behalf of an immigrant who was beaten by two Cumberland County Jail guards.
Nofsinger is well-known as a trailblazer, becoming only the 22nd trial lawyer in Maine— and only the third woman— inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2014. She has been a member of the American Association for Justice since 2003, and been on the Board of Governors, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, since 2002.