Court Rules

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Recent Rule Amendments & Orders Regarding Rules

Order Number Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject Effective Date
2022 Me. Rules 02 Bar 1(g), 4(a) Requirement to provide email address to receive service of documents 7/1/22
2022 Me. Rules 01 Guardians ad litem 10(d)(4) Continuing education; courses presented or approved by Maine Judicial Branch 3/31/22
2021 Me. Rules 06 Bar Admission 5(b); 10(d) Discontinuation of word "handicap" 12/7/21
2021 Me. Rules 05 Appellate 1B; 2A(b)-(g); 6(a)-(b); 7(b); 7A(a)(2)(C); 12B(c)-(d) Appeals in cases from trial courts that use electronic case management and filing; types of Track A appeals; confidentiality of information 10/8/21
2021 Me. Rules 04 Civil 128; 129 Petitions to terminate parental rights pursuant to 19-A M.R.S. § 1658; reviews of placements of children in qualified residential treatment programs 10/18/21

Procedural Rules

(Updated June 9, 2022)

Rules Governing Judges, Lawyers, and Guardians ad Litem

(Updated June 9, 2022)

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.