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- July 23, 2014: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on a proposed restyling of the Maine Rules of Evidence. Comments due by September 12, 2014.
- July 21, 2014: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed adoption of Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure to govern matters in all Unified Criminal Dockets. Comments due September 12, 2014.
- July 16, 2014: The Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on the following. All comments are due by September 12, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.:
- The report of the Family Division Task Force--2013
- The proposal by the Board of Overseers of the Bar to repeal and replace the Maine Bar Rules
- A proposed repeal and replacement of the Maine Rules for Guardians Ad Litem based on the work of the Guardian ad LItem Task Force and the Guardian ad Litem Stakeholders Group
- July 9, 2014: The Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules for the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers that would make students of the University of Maine School of Law and applicants for admission to the Bar of the State of Maine eligible for MAP's services. Comments due August 7, 2014.
- July 2, 2014: The Supreme Judicial Court invites amicus briefs on whether a drug-court judge may preside over a participant's probation revocation.
- July 1, 2014: The Maine Judicial Branch will launch a pilot program in the York County Superior Court, to begin implementing new procedures regarding the processing of record searches. The remaining courts in the State will be incrementally brought into the pilot throughout the remainder of the year
- June 24, 2014: Supreme Judicial Court adopts amendments to court rules:
- Amendments to Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure, establishing a track for certain appeals in which briefing is expedited.
- Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules governing reciprocal admission for attorneys admitted in other states.
- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct regarding advance and nonrefundable fees and retainers.
- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure establishing an expedited track and making amendments regarding post-judgment motions and appeals from government action.
- Amendments to the foreclosure provisions of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure to establish specialized procedures for the Business and Consumer Docket.
- June 13, 2014: Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Court at High Schools in Lincoln, Presque Isle, and Yarmouth in Fall 2014
- April 25, 2014: Oath Administration and Robing Ceremony for Maine's New Judges - Friday, May 2, 2014, Kennebec County Courthouse
- April 22, 2014: Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz Named Deputy Chief Judge of the Maine District Court
- February 24, 2014: State of Judiciary scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
- February 19, 2014: FDP Announces Release of Annual Report
- February 10, 2014: Judicial Branch Court Interpreter Program Update
- January 24, 2014: Maine Court Issues Phone Scam Warning
- January 23, 2014: Family Division Task Force Charter 2013
- January 14, 2014: Maine Courts to Honor Court Interpreters
- January 11, 2014: MEDIA ADVISORY. An email scam alleging "illegal software use"has been reported in other states that says recipients are expected or ordered to appear in an unspecified state court. Anyone receiving such an email in Maine should not open any attachments or click on links in the emails. A notice about upcoming court appearances in Maine would not be given to state residents in this manner. In other states, these emails have impersonated the domain names of well known national law firms and may contain an attachment, supposedly a court notice or summons, or may contain a link to a website. Some reports say that the attachment or link may download a virus onto the user's computer or device. Maine people should know that they are never summonsed to court via an email.
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