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January 17, 2020: Law Court invites amicus briefs on whether a Maine court has jurisdiction over a criminal prosecution for 15 M.R.S. § 1092(1)(B), violation of condition of release, when the alleged violation, consisting entirely of contact with an identified person, occurred in another state. Amicus briefs due by February 19, 2020.
December 18, 2019: Recipients of the 2019 Judicial Branch's Performance Council awards were announced by Supreme Court Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley.
December 9, 2019: The Maine Judicial Branch is seeking applications from persons interested in being appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the State of Maine. Justices of the Peace are appointed by the Chief Judge of the Maine District Court and serve at the pleasure of the Chief Judge. Applicants must be currently licensed as a lawyer in Maine and cannot be employed by a prosecutor’s office or law enforcement agency. See the Justice of the Peace announcement for more information.
November 25, 2019: Supreme Judicial Court invites members of the Bar to update their interest in serving on a number of advisory committees by December 31, 2019. See the Notice of Opportunity to Serve on Advisory Committees on Maine Rules of Court for more information.
November 20, 2019: The next meeting of the Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force will take place November 25, 2019 from 1 to 4:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Chamberlain Conference Room at the Capital Judicial Center, 1 Court Street, Augusta, ME. The meeting is open to the public.
November 14, 2019: Law Court invites amicus briefs on whether evidence that had been suppressed in a criminal matter as unlawfully obtained may be used in deciding the State's motion to terminate a deferred disposition in another criminal matter. Amicus briefs due by February 14, 2020.
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