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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated March 8, 2017)

  • March 8, 2017: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to Maine Bar Admission Rules to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination and to modify requirements for admission by motion of attorneys from other states. Comments due by March 23, 2017.

  • March 1, 2017: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure to clarify rules regarding appearance and withdrawal of counsel; forfeiture of bail; and hours of clerks' offices. Comments due by March 15, 2017.

RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
1/9/17 1/5/17 2017 Me. Rules 01 Bar Terminology; 6(c), (e); 13(d)-(e); 17(b); 18(f)-(k) Updated name of Maine Justice Foundation; information provided to Grievance Commission Panel; Discovery in Court proceedings; confidentiality of information.
10/3/16 10/1/16 2016 Me. Rules 07 Guardians ad litem 2(b)(2)(A), 6(b) & (g), 7(a)(8), 9(d), 10(a) & (c) Qualifications to practice; involuntary removal from a particular case; confidentiality of complaints; action on complaints while court case pending; continuing education


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated November 17, 2016)

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated January 17, 2017)

 

OTHER GUIDES

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2016) -- 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.