Court Rules

NOTE ALL DOCUMENTS ON THIS PAGE ARE IN PDF FORMAT. THE HYPERLINKS IN THE PDF DOCUMENTS DO NOT FUNCTION.

All of the files below require the free Adobe Reader.


ON THIS PAGE:

See Also: Proposed and recommended rule amendments


RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
8/8/18 9/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 16 Civil 7(e) Time for replies to oppositions to motions.
8/1/18 7/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 15 Civil 4(d)(1) Service of process
8/1/18 7/18/18 2018 Me. Rules 14 Bar 19(b) Dissemination of disciplinary information
7/19/18 1/1/19 2018 Me. Rules 13 Probate 12(a)(2); 92.2(j), (l), (m); 92.3(b); 92.4(b); 92.9(b) Challenges to probate of wills; efiling by unrepresented parties; efiling of testamentary documents; method of payment of fees for efiling documents
7/19/18 7/18/18 2018 Me. Rules 12
Revised 7/30/18
Bar 5(a) Continuing legal education on avoiding harassment and discrimination
7/19/18 8/20/18 2018 Me. Rules 11 Civil 80F(p) Public access to Violations Bureau court records
7/12/18 7/11/18 2018 Me. Rules 10 Civil 14(a) Service of notice regarding electronic sevice in third-party practice
7/1/18 8/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 09 Evidence 801(d); 803(6) Hearsay: prior consistent statement and business records.
7/1/18 7/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 08 Civil 3,4,5,11,101 Electronic service of documents among attorneys and unrepresented parties who opt in
6/14/18 8/20/18 2018 Me. Rules 07
Revised 8/8/18 with new effective date.
Civil 80F Timing of filing and response to traffic infraction summonses.
5/28/18 6/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 06 Appellate 8(e)(6) Mandatory contents of appendix in family-related matters
4/25/18 4/23/18 2018 Me. Rules 05 Professional Conduct 1.10 Conflict of interest when lawyers change firms
4/25/18 4/23/18 2018 Me. Rules 04 Bar 7(e)(9) Recording of Fee Arbitration Commission proceedings
4/23/18 5/1/18 2018 Me. Rules 03 Appellate 2A(d); 5(b); 23(b)(1)(B) Online ordering oftranscripts; length of petitions for appellate review in workers' compensation appeals
2/16/18 2/14/18 2018 Me. Rules 02 Civil 30(b)(4) Recording of depositions
1/23/18 1/31/18 2018 Me. Rules 01 Guardians ad litem 5(k), (l) Billing standards; compliance reports
10/19/17 10/18/17 2017 Me. Rules 10 Civil 80F Changes to allow use of electronic filing of violation summons and complaint
9/15/17 9-5-17 2017 Me. Rules 09 Judicial Conduct 4.1(A) Political conduct of incumbent judges and judicial candidates
7/6/17 9/1/17 2017 Me. Rules 08 Appellate 19(d)-(k) Correction of subdivision lettering and numbering
6/13/17 9/1/17 2017 Me. Rules 07 Appellate Entire set Restyled Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure
6/13/17 6/5/17 2017 Me. Rules 06 Bar 13(e)(7)(D); 25 Non-disciplinary sanctions by agreement
6/2/17 5/30/17 2017 Me. Rules 05 Civil 77(c) Designation of hours of operation of clerks' offices


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated August 1, 2018)

  • Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated August 1, 2018)

 

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.