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- January 25, 2019: Law Court invites amicus briefs on effect of a mortgagee's bankruptcy on ownership of the mortgage. Briefs due by March 8, 2019.
- January 25, 2019: The Adult Drug Court Advisory Committee received the Judicial Branch Special Service Award in recognition of their significant contribution to improvements in the operation and performance of the Judicial Branch.
- January 14, 2019: SJC invites comments on its planned proposal to the Legislature to adopt the "Digital Court Records Access Act," which would address the case types, documents, and information that will be accessible by the public as the courts' new electronic case management system is implemented. Comments due on or before January 25, 2019. Read full text of notice here.
- January 7, 2019: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Rules regarding continuing legal education. Comments due on or before February 22, 2019. [On January 18, the SJC extended the time for comments; the deadline was previously January 22, 2019.]
- December 20, 2018: Supreme Court Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley recently announced the recipients of this year’s Judicial Branch Performance Council employee and volunteer recognition awards.
- December 4, 2018: Wednesday, December 5, has been declared a National Day of Mourning in recognition of the death of the 41st American President. The Maine Judicial Branch joins the entire country in mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush. All flags will be flown at half mast in recognition of President Bush's passing. While some offices of State and Federal Government have announced that they will be closed tomorrow, Maine's Judicial Branch, as an essential service, will be open as usual.
- October 29, 2018: Maine Judicial Branch Announces that e-filing is now live for Violations Bureau Cases. The Maine court system’s new case management and e-filing system, Odyssey, is now available for traffic violation cases. Parties may look their cases up online, file answers and motions, and pay tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- October 10, 2018: Maine Judicial Branch Announces e-filing for Violations Bureau Cases. The Maine Judicial Branch announces that the first phase of the Maine court system’s new case management and e-filing system, Odyssey, will be rolled out for traffic violation cases statewide on October 29.
- October 10, 2018: Maine Supreme Court Honors Lawyers Who Have Provided Free Legal Services to Those in Need. Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program recognizes lawyers providing 50 or more hours of pro bono assistance in 2018.
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