Associate Justice Andrew M. Mead attended the University of Maine and New York Law School. He has been a member of the Bangor law firms of Paine, Lynch & Weatherbee and Mitchell & Stearns. He is a past President of the Maine State Bar Association. He was appointed to the Maine District Court in 1990 and the Maine Superior Court in 1992. He served as Chief Justice of the Maine Superior Court from 1999 to 2001. He was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 2007. He has served as judicial liaison to the Maine Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee, Chair of the Judicial Education Committee, and Chair of the Task Force on Electronic Court Records. He currently serves as Chair of the JAG Collaboration on Innovation, Technology, and Access to Justice and is active in the Lawyers in Libraries initiative. He has been active in a number of court technology and jury reform initiatives. He is a former member of the University of Maine adjunct faculty.