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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated January 25, 2017)

  • January 25, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed restyling of the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure. Comments due by February 16, 2017 February 21, 2017. Due to the inclement weather and closings during the weeks of February 6 and 13, the period for comment has been extended through February 21, 2017.

  • January 10, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure to clarify procedures when proceedings involving the same child are pending in both the District Court and a Probate Court. Comments due by January 24, 2017.

  • January 4, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedure to clarify requirements for electronic filing and to classify additional types of records and information as “private.” ¬†Comments due by January 25, 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.