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  • October 8, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-1: Revised Emergency Order and Notice from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

  • September 30, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today an update on electronic filing (eFiling) and the ongoing investigation of Tyler Technologies' network security incident.

  • September 28, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-3: Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email and Filing of Petitions for Preliminary Protection Orders (22 M.R.S.   4034).

  • September 25, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today the temporary postponement of electronic filing (eFiling) initially scheduled for October 5, 2020, in the Bangor courts and the Business and Consumer docket following a security breach of Tyler Technologies' networks.

  • September 23, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today new and revised Pandemic Management Orders including a revision to PMO-SJC-3 and a new order PMO-SJC-8.

  • September 4, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-7: Order Regarding Trial Court Remote Proceedings and Public Access. The revision clarifies the presumed format for court proceedings; the process for requesting an alternative format for court proceedings; the conduction of remote court proceedings; and public access to both in-person and remote court proceedings.

  • September 3, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a replacement for PMO-SJC-3: Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email. Effective September 8, 2020, with few exceptions, the Clerks' offices will NOT accept the electronic filing of documents through email. Attorneys and parties may submit proposed orders only, in Word format, to the email address: proposedorders@courts.maine.gov.

  • September 1, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch has set up a high-profile case page to post information on the appeal of David A. Jones et al. v. Secretary of State (People's Veto Petition on Ranked-choice Voting).

  • August 28, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that the Rumford District Court, located in the Town of Rumford Municipal Building, will be closed today, August 28, because an officer of the Rumford Police Department tested positive for COVID-19.

  • August 28, 2020: The Judicial Branch has released a revision to the State of Maine Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan. The updated Plan extends the starting date for Phase 5 from October 19 to November 9. Phase 5 includes the resumption of jury trials. 

  • August 21, 2020: The Judicial Branch announced today the adoption of the Maine Rules of Electronic Court Systems (RECS) which set forth the standards for access to electronic court records and efiling processes available through Maine eCourts.

  • August 18, 2020: The Judicial Branch announced today the Millinocket District Court will be closed on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in light of recent reports of a COVID-19 outbreak at a wedding event. There have been no reports of exposure at the courthouse.

  • August 13, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a statement regarding the Maine Bar Examination scheduled for September 30-October 1, 2020.

  • August 7, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that Maine eCourts is being rolled out in Bangor courts this fall for many types of civil cases and family matters.

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