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RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
10/26/18 10/26/18 2018 Me. Rules 18 Professional Conduct 1.7 Advisory Note; 1.8(j) Sexual relations with clients
10/22/18 10/15/18 2018 Me. Rules 17 Guardians ad litem 9(b)(1) Application of rules to nonrostered attorneys appointed as guardians ad litem pursuant to Rule 2(a)(1).
8/8/18 9/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 16 Civil 7(e) Time for replies to oppositions to motions.
8/1/18 7/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 15 Civil 4(d)(1) Service of process
8/1/18 7/18/18 2018 Me. Rules 14 Bar 19(b) Dissemination of disciplinary information
7/19/18 1/1/19 2018 Me. Rules 13 Probate 12(a)(2); 92.2(j), (l), (m); 92.3(b); 92.4(b); 92.9(b) Challenges to probate of wills; efiling by unrepresented parties; efiling of testamentary documents; method of payment of fees for efiling documents
7/19/18 1/1/19 2018 Me. Rules 12
Revised 7/30/18
Bar 5(a) Continuing legal education on avoiding harassment and discrimination
7/19/18 8/20/18 2018 Me. Rules 11 Civil 80F(p) Public access to Violations Bureau court records
7/12/18 7/11/18 2018 Me. Rules 10 Civil 14(a) Service of notice regarding electronic sevice in third-party practice
7/1/18 8/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 09 Evidence 801(d); 803(6) Hearsay: prior consistent statement and business records.
7/1/18 7/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 08 Civil 3,4,5,11,101 Electronic service of documents among attorneys and unrepresented parties who opt in


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated August 1, 2018)

  • Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated October 22, 2018)

 

OTHER GUIDES

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2017) -- Uniform Maine Citations, 2016-2017 Edition, provides updated rules for the citation of Maine legal authorities, including judicial decisions, constitutional provisions, statutory and legislative materials, court rules, treatises, periodicals, and miscellaneous Maine authorities.