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- March 8, 2017: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to Maine Bar Admission Rules to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination and to modify requirements for admission by motion of attorneys from other states. Comments due by March 23, 2017.
- March 3, 2017: The location for the oral argument on the Maine Senate's request for an Opinion of the Justices has changed. The argument will be held in Courtroom 7 (the historic ceremonial courtroom) of the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta. The date and time remain the same.
- March 2, 2017: Law Court invites amicus briefs on whether, to establish the traffic infraction of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle by operating a vehicle while distracted, 29-A M.R.S. § 2118(2)(A), the State must prove what distracting activity the driver was engaged in. Briefs due by March 29, 2017.
- March 2, 2017: The Supreme Judicial Court invites amicus briefs on whether the dismissal with prejudice of a foreclosure action bars a second foreclosure action based on the same note and mortgage. Amicus briefs due by March 29, 2017.
- March 1, 2017: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure to clarify rules regarding appearance and withdrawal of counsel; forfeiture of bail; and hours of clerks' offices. Comments due by March 15, 2017.
- February 16, 2017: Chief Justice Saufley delivered the State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature.
- February 7, 2017: The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court have received questions from the Senate regarding ranked-choice voting and have issued a procedural order in the matter. Briefs are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, with responsive briefs due by noon on Friday, March 17, 2017. Oral argument will be held on April 13, 2017. All filings and orders will be available on the Court's informational page on the proceeding.
- February 7, 2017: The Judicial Branch is pleased to announce the launch of a new online site that will allow customers to order their transcript via a full-service client portal. The portal is available 24/7 and is owned and operated by eScribers, the MJB’s vendor for transcript production.
- January 25, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed restyling of the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure. Comments due by
February 16, 2017February 21, 2017. Due to the inclement weather and closings during the weeks of February 6 and 13, the period for comment has been extended through February 21, 2017.
- January 17, 2017: The SJC encourages attorneys to participate in the ABA Pro Bono Survey. Attorneys will receive information about the survey from the Board of Overseers.
- January 10, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure to clarify procedures when proceedings involving the same child are pending in both the District Court and a Probate Court. Comments due by January 24, 2017.
- January 4, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedure to clarify requirements for electronic filing and to classify additional types of records and information as “private.” Comments due by January 25, 2017.
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