Peter Detroy Award

2019 Peter DeTroy Award Recipient - Sheldon J. Tepler

2019 Peter  DeTroy Award Recipient - Sheldon J. Tepler

2018 Peter DeTroy Award Recipient - William C. Knowles

2018 Peter DeTroy Award Recipient - William C. Knowles

2017 Peter J. DeTroy III Award Recipient William C. Nugent

2017 Peter DeTroy Award Recipient  - William C. Nugent
Lisa Boehm and Robert Keach
Lisa Boehm and Robert Keach
George Burns and Deborah Murray
George Burns and Deborah Murray
Peter and Mary Culley
Peter and Mary Culley
BethAnne Poliquin, Robert Cummins, and James Poliquin
BethAnne Poliquin, Robert Cummins, and James Poliquin
David Herzer, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair, and James Munch, CFJ Steering Committtee Chair
David Herzer, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair, and James Munch, CFJ Steering Committtee Chair
Judith Wohl, George Dilworth, and Jane Moriarty, Board Chair of MAP
Judith Wohl, George Dilworth, and Jane Moriarty, Board Chair of MAP
Michel LePage, Margaret 'Meg' Coughlin LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, and Judge Beth Dobson
Michel LePage, Margaret 'Meg' Coughlin LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, and Judge Beth Dobson
Peter Marchesi, Paul Chaiken, and Martha Gaythwaite, CFJ Steering Committee member
Peter Marchesi, Paul Chaiken, and Martha Gaythwaite, CFJ Steering Committee member
Diana Scully, Maine Justice Foundation Executive Director, David Pierson, and John Geismar
Diana Scully, Maine Justice Foundation Executive Director, David Pierson, and John Geismar
William Robitzek, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair and Judith Fletcher Woodbury, CFJ Steering Committee member
William Robitzek, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair and Judith Fletcher Woodbury, CFJ Steering Committee member
Peter Guffin and George Burns
Peter Guffin and George Burns
Heidi Hart, CFJ Steering Committee Chair, and David Herzer, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair
Heidi Hart, CFJ Steering Committee Chair, and David Herzer, 2018 CFJ Co-Chair
Amy Cummings, Stephen Hessert, and Elise Baldacci and son Tate
Amy Cummings, Stephen Hessert, and Elise Baldacci and son Tate
Jaye Martin, Legal Services for the Elderly Executive Director, Juliet Holmes-Smith, Volunteer Lawyers Prohect Executive Director, and Alex and Francis Jackson.
Jaye Martin, Legal Services for the Elderly Executive Director, Juliet Holmes-Smith, Volunteer Lawyers Prohect Executive Director, and Alex and Francis Jackson.
Meg LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, Douglas Kaplan, Mary Jean Crouter, and Ann Kaplan
Meg LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, Douglas Kaplan, Mary Jean Crouter, and Ann Kaplan
John Kelly, Deborah and Peter Murray, and Robert Moore
John Kelly, Deborah and Peter Murray, and Robert Moore
Ali Tozier, Paula Silsby, and Amelia Nugent
Ali Tozier, Paula Silsby, and Amelia Nugent
James Kilbreth, Deidre Smith, Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic Director, and Susan Roche, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Executive Director
James Kilbreth, Deidre Smith, Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic Director, and Susan Roche, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Executive Director
Karen Wolf and Michelle LaFond
Karen Wolf and Michelle LaFond
George Burns, Deborah Murray and Robert Keach
George Burns, Deborah Murray and Robert Keach
Meg LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, and Jane Moriarty, MAP Board Chair
Meg LePage, 2016 CFJ Chair, and Jane Moriarty, MAP Board Chair
Kathy and Malcolm Lyons, Karen Wolf, and Clifford Ruprecht
Kathy and Malcolm Lyons, Karen Wolf, and Clifford Ruprecht
2017 Co-Chair Mary Roy hugs recipient William Nugent.
2017 Co-Chair Mary Roy hugs recipient William Nugent.
Arnold Macdonald, 2014 CFJ Chair, and Peter Guffin
Arnold Macdonald, 2014 CFJ Chair, and Peter Guffin
Paul Driscoll, 2017 CFJ Co-Chair, and Stephen Hessert
Paul Driscoll, 2017 CFJ Co-Chair, and Stephen Hessert
Gerald Petruccelli and Robert Moore
Gerald Petruccelli and Robert Moore
Michel LePage, James Poliquin, and Justice Thomas Warren
Michel LePage, James Poliquin, and Justice Thomas Warren
David Sherman, 2015 CFJ Chair, and Rachel Deschuytner and Tamlyn Frederick
David Sherman, 2015 CFJ Chair, and Rachel Deschuytner and Tamlyn Frederick
David Solely and James Bowie, 2008 CFJ Chair
David Solely and James Bowie, 2008 CFJ Chair
Stephen Koerting and Emily Atkins
Stephen Koerting and Emily Atkins
BethAnne Poliquin, Carol Warren, and Judge Beth Dobson
BethAnne Poliquin, Carol Warren, and Judge Beth Dobson
Judy Woodbury, CFJ Steering Committee member, and Jacqueline Moss
Judy Woodbury, CFJ Steering Committee member, and Jacqueline Moss
CFJ Steering Committe Chair James Munch welcomes guests to the Peter DeTroy Award presentation.
CFJ Steering Committe Chair James Munch welcomes guests to the Peter DeTroy Award presentation.
2017 Campaign Co-Chair and Peter's wife Mary Roy welcomes guests.
2017 Campaign Co-Chair and Peter's wife Mary Roy welcomes guests.
2017 Campaign Co-Chair thanks guests for helping the Campaign to a new mid-year record.
2017 Campaign Co-Chair thanks guests for helping the Campaign to a new mid-year record.
Judith Woodbury, Chair of the CFJ Steering Committee's Stewardship Committee, which oversaw the selection process announces the 2017 Peter DeTroy Award recipient.
Judith Woodbury, Chair of the CFJ Steering Committee's Stewardship Committee, which oversaw the selection process announces the 2017 Peter DeTroy Award recipient.
Leonard Sharon, Russell Pierce, William Saufley, and James Bowie listen to recipient announcement.
Leonard Sharon, Russell Pierce, William Saufley, and James Bowie listen to recipient announcement.
William Nugent, the 2017 inaugural recipient of the Peter DeTroy Award accepts award.
William Nugent, the 2017 inaugural recipient of the Peter DeTroy Award accepts award.
William Nugent with award.
William Nugent with award.
William Nugent accepting award.
William Nugent accepting award.
Attendees listening to Bill Nugent.
Attendees listening to Bill Nugent.
2018 Campaign Co-Chair William Robizek speaks after Steering Committee Chair James Munch announces the 2018 Chairs.
2018 Campaign Co-Chair William Robizek speaks after Steering Committee Chair James Munch announces the 2018 Chairs.
2018 Campaign Co-Chair David Herzer speaks.
2018 Campaign Co-Chair David Herzer speaks.
The recipient and all the speakers at the 2017 Peter DeTroy Award Reception.
The recipient and all the speakers at the 2017 Peter DeTroy Award Reception.
2017 Peter DeTroy Award recipient William Nugent and 2017 Co-Chair and Peter's wife Mary Roy.
2017 Peter DeTroy Award recipient William Nugent and 2017 Co-Chair and Peter's wife Mary Roy.
Our 2017 C0-Chairs: Paul Driscoll and Mary Roy
Our 2017 C0-Chairs: Paul Driscoll and Mary Roy

About the DeTroy Award

William C. Nugent, attorney and executive director of the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges (MAP), received the inaugural Peter J. DeTroy III Award from the Campaign for Justice at a June 2017 reception hosted by Mary Roy, DeTroy’s wife and the co-chair of the 2017 Campaign for Justice.

The Campaign Steering Committee voted in 2016 to begin the award in DeTroy's name. DeTroy had been the Chair-Elect for the 2017 Campaign before his death in May 2016.  The award honors an individual who has worked to remove barriers for people who are vulnerable or who has worked to advance justice in Maine. The recipient must exemplify the same selfless spirit as DeTroy, whose own contributions in these areas, both public and private, were made not for recognition, but to further someone's humanity or for the good of the community.

Nugent was nominated by two members of DeTroy’s firm, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, because they knew that DeTroy, who had served as MAP board chair from 2011 until his death, highly regarded Nugent’s empathetic skills, nonjudgmental approach, and tireless commitment to helping others.  Firm member Paul Driscoll, and also co-chair of the 2017 Campaign, said in his nomination, ““Due to Bill’s intervention for them, many of these lawyers were able to turn their lives around and continue to serve the profession.  Like Peter, Bill did not judge them and saw their intrinsic worth and dignity at very vulnerable stages in their lives.”

Nugent has led MAP since 2009, although he had already been working as a volunteer.  Established by the Maine Supreme Court in 2002, MAP is dedicated to confidentially helping members of Maine’s legal community with alcoholism, drug dependency, depression, and other mental illness and the problems that can arise in dealing with these. MAP has a statewide corps of dedicated and experienced volunteers who are trained to assist affected members of the legal community to begin and maintain the process of recovery and regain control of their personal and professional lives.

Current Chair Jane Moriarty says that Nugent’s selection for the DeTroy Award is very appropriate, as Peter was passionate about the Maine Assistance Program. “Bill is very humble; he is always praising the commissioners, but we are just stewards.  He is the one in the trenches, 24-7.  Bill is available to help an attorney, judge, or law student in crisis, whether it be in Fort Kent or Kittery. His passion for the job shows through his commitment to those in trouble. The legal community is fortunate to have Bill in their corner."