NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR INPUT:

Civil Justice Reform Through Differentiated Case Management



Related documents:

Letter from Chief Justice to members of the Maine bar inviting letters of interest to serve on working group and reminding bar of public hearing on October 24.

Comments received (bottom of this page)

pdf version of this notice
A--List of materials
B--Civil Reform Summary
C--Flowchart
D--Civil Information Sheet DRAFT
E--Discovery, Summary Judgment, and Jury Demand time limits
F--ALL proposed amendments to Maine Rules of Civil Procedure
G--Proposed amendment to Maine Rules of Small Claims Procedure


STATE OF MAINE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT
AND
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Proposed implementation of
civil justice reform through
Differentiated Case Management

Comments must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018
Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on a proposal to adopt civil justice reform in Maine through the implementation of Differentiated Case Management principles as described in the Court's posted summary entitled "Civil Justice Reform for Maine's Courts."  Full information on the proposal, including the proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, are available at the links above.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018.  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.

The Court will hold a public hearing to accept oral comments on the proposal on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., in the Supreme Judicial Courtroom of the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland.

Dated: September 5, 2018   

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


Comments Received through October 5, 2018:

Single pdf file with all comments.

Individual comments: