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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated November 17, 2016)

  • November 21, 2016: The Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on the report of the Advisory Commission on the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). Comments must be filed on or before December 19, 2016.
  • November 17, 2016: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Rules to modify discovery and confidentiality of information in disciplinary proceedings and to make technical changes. Comments due by December 8, 2016.

RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
10/3/16 10/1/16 2016 Me. Rules 07 Guardians ad litem 2(b)(2)(A), 6(b) & (g), 7(a)(8), 9(d), 10(a) & (c) Qualifications to practice; involuntary removal from a particular case; confidentiality of complaints; action on complaints while court case pending; continuing education
7/26/16 7/29/16 2016 Me. Rules 06 Probate 1, 9, 54A, 55, 71B, 81 New District Court jurisdiction over some former Probate Court matters; Uniform Parentage Act; other technical amendments
7/26/16 7/29/16 2016 Me. Rules 05 Civil 91(f)(2)(A); 92(b)(2) and (5)(e); 100-127 New District Court jurisdiction over some former Probate Court matters; Uniform Parentage Act; other technical amendments
7/21/16 7/29/16 2016 Me. Rules 04 Unified Criminal 36(b)(2) Technical amendment regarding redetermination of bail
7/21/16 7/29/16 2016 Me. Rules 03 Appellate 19(a), (d), (f) Technical changes and corrections in criminal discretionary appeals
6/27/16 6/22/16 2016 Me. Rules 02 Unified Criminal 3(g), 16(a)(2)(E), 36(b), 48(b)(2), 57(i) Technical changes and corrections
2/10/16 2/5/16 2016 Me. Rules 01 Bar Admission 10(d), (e), (k) Rules tested on bar exam; motion to enlarge time for admission to bar after passing bar exam


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated November 17, 2016)

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated October 5, 2016)

 

OTHER GUIDES

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2016) -- 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.