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Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has announced the formation of The Honorable Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award in memory of the U.S. District Court judge for the State of Maine who passed away in March. The award will honor an outstanding federal or state judge who demonstrates the qualities of integrity, compassion, humanity and judicial excellence as exhibited by Judge Brody throughout his life. In accordance with the wishes of the Brody family, the enthusiastic support of the United States Federal District Court and generous contributions from friends and colleagues, Colby’s Board of Trustees created a special endowment to support a biennial event on campus, at which the award will be presented.%more

Judge Brody, a long-time lawyer and resident of Waterville, was a close friend of the College and taught courses on the judicial system for the Government Department for several years. His wife, Judy (Levine) Brody ’58, associate dean of admissions, has worked on the Colby staff for more than two decades.

Precise criteria for selecting award winners will be developed by a newly appointed selection committee chaired by Brock Hornby, chief judge of the Federal District Court in Maine. Other members of the initial selection committee are: Vincent McKusick, former chief judge of the Maine Supreme Court; Nancy Gertner, Federal District Court judge in Boston; Colleen Khoury, Colby trustee and dean of the University of Maine School of Law; Charles Miller, Esq., Portland, Maine, attorney with Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson; L. Sandy Maisel, Colby’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government; Ann Depew, Esq., a former law clerk of Judge Brody’s and an attorney with Hale and Dorr in Boston; the president of Colby or the president’s appointee; and a member of the Brody family.

Contributions to the endowment and nominations for the Brody Award may be sent in care of the Office of the President, 4600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901.