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- November 25, 2015: Court Announces Employee Service Awards for 2015—Portland Man Receives Maine Judicial Branch Career Performance Award.
- November 24, 2015: Maine Courts looking for applicants for two judicial magistrate vacancies.
- November 23, 2015: Judicial Branch issues request for proposals for civil involuntary commitment and treatment examination services.
- October 14, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Maine Attorneys and Law Students For 2015 Legal Aid to the Elderly and the Needy.
- September 30, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court releases list of high schools it has visited in the past ten years.
- September 30, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court to hold court at high schools in Hermon, Farmington, and Scarborough on October 6, 7, and 8, 2015.
- September 11, 2015: Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Capital Judicial Center - September 18, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
- September 11, 2015: SJC announces the extension of the date for reporting qualifying pro bono hours for the 2014-2015 Katahdin Counsel Recognition to September 30, 2015
- September 9, 2015: SJC invites amicus briefs on interplay between the provisions of the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure regarding post-judgment motions and the statute governing appealable orders in child protection proceedings. Briefs due by October 7, 2015.
- September 4, 2015: Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Application Packet for 2016 and 2017.
- August 25, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendment to the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure to enact a rule regarding restraint of juveniles. Comments due by September 25, 2015.
- August 14, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court to hold court at high schools in Hermon, Farmington, and Scarborough in October.
- July 20, 2015: Maine Court Reissues Scam Warning.
- July 17, 2015: On Friday, July 17, 2015, at 12:40 p.m., the Governor of the State of Maine, Paul R. LePage, submitted questions to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Maine Constitution.
- July 9, 2015 [updated July 23, 2015, to extend time]: Law Court invites amicus briefs on the appropriate disposition of duplicative counts to avoid a Double Jeopardy violation where the State charges, and the defendant is convicted of, multiple crimes as a result of a single criminal act. Briefs due September 11, 2015.
- July 9, 2015: The Supreme Judicial Court has repealed and replaced the Maine Bar Rules, the Code of Judicial Conduct, and the Rules for Guardians Ad Litem.
- July 6, 2015: Due to the move into the new courthouse, Machias District Court and Washington County Superior Court will be closed July 8, 9, 10 and 13. Calais District Court and Ellsworth District Court will be handling emergency filings, including Protection Orders, that would ordinarily be filed in Machias. The public may use whichever of those District Courts is more convenient. Other non-emergency filings may be taken to Calais District Court or mailed to Machias District Court and Washington County Superior Court at: P.O. Box 526, Machias, Maine 04654.
- June 18, 2015: Bench/Bar meeting hosted by Chief Justice Saufley and Justice Gorman to be held on June 30, 2015, 3:00 p.m. Feeney Room, first floor, Cumberland County Courthouse.
- June 16, 2015: Chief Justice Leigh Saufley appoints Justice Roland Cole to lead the Maine Superior Court.
- June 8, 2015:
We are pleased to report that the Millinocket District Court will reopen for business on Wednesday June 24th.
A leak in the roof of the Millinocket Municipal Building resulted in moisture problems that lead to significant air quality concerns for the District Court, which is located on the top floor of the Millinocket Municipal Building. To ensure the safety of those entering and working in the court, the Millinocket cases were temporarily moved to Lincoln District Court.
The City of Millinocket has now completed the repairs and renovations, and, after a 10 month hiatus, the District Court will return to the building.
The court schedule for the next quarter will be posted on June 17. Please visit - http://www.courts.maine.gov/maine_courts/schedules/quarterly_schedules.shtml.
- June 12, 2015: Pretrial Justice Reform Task Force will be holding a meeting at 1 p.m. at the Capital Judicial Center, 1 Court Street, Augusta. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Multipurpose Room on the second floor.
- June 8 - 12, 2015: Pine Tree Legal Assistance and the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project will be closed to the public June 8 - 12 to update their phone systems and implement changes that will allow their limited staff to better manage the volume of requests for help.
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