NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

[Proposed amendment]
[pdf copy of this notice]

Proposed amendments to Administrative Order JB-05-20
to provide for confidentiality of images of individuals
in state of nudity or engaged in sexual acts and
to permit transmission of electronic versions of court
documents to interpreters

Comments due on or before September 15, 2016, at 4:00 p.m.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to Administrative Order JB-05-20, “Public Information and Confidentiality,” that would (1) provide for the confidentiality of images of individuals in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual acts and (2) permit the transmission of electronic versions of documents to interpreters prior to a court proceeding.  The proposed amendments are linked to above.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Comments may be in writing mailed to the address below or in an email sent to lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov.  If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in portable document format (.pdf).  The Clerk’s Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.

All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address of the individual submitting the comments, and (2) the name, mailing address, and primary telephone number of the organization (if any) on whose behalf the comments are submitted. An individual need not be an attorney to submit comments individually or on behalf of an organization.

Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Court’s website.

Dated: August 18, 2016

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04112-0368
(207) 822-4146