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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated June 20, 2017)

  • Sept. 13, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure to allow for electronic filing of Violation Summons and Complaint and to clarify time for payment of fines. Comments due by September 27, 2017.

  • September 12, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules for Guardians Ad Litem to adopt standard billing procedures and to require reports of compliance with assigned tasks. Comments due by September 26, 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
9/15/17 9-5-17 2017 Me. Rules 09 Judicial Conduct 4.1(A) Political conduct of incumbent judges and judicial candidates
7/6/17 9/1/17 2017 Me. Rules 08 Appellate 19(d)-(k) Correction of subdivision lettering and numbering
6/13/17 9/1/17 2017 Me. Rules 07 Appellate Entire set Restyled Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure
6/13/17 6/5/17 2017 Me. Rules 06 Bar 13(e)(7)(D); 25 Non-disciplinary sanctions by agreement
6/2/17 5/30/17 2017 Me. Rules 05 Civil 77(c) Designation of hours of operation of clerks' offices
5/10/17 5/3/17 2017 Me. Rules 04 Bar Admission 6(a)(3); 8; 10; 11; 11A; 11B Fees; admission of disciplined attorneys; Uniform Bar Examination; admission by motion
5/10/17 4/4/17 2017 Me. Rules 03 Unified Criminal 44B Appearance and withdrawal of counsel
4/5/17 4/4/17 2017 Me. Rules 02 Unified Criminal 44; 44B; 46(g)-(h); 54(b); Appearance and withdrawal of counsel; bail; hours of clerk's office
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.


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated August 31, 2017)

  • Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated July 18, 2017)

 

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.