Court Rules

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Proposed and Recommended Rule Amendments

(Updated July 21, 2014)

 

Recent Rule Amendments and Orders Regarding Rules

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rules Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
6/24/14 7/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 02 Appellate 7(b) Establishment of "Track A" appeals with reduced briefing times.
6/24/14 9/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 03 Bar Admission 10(e)(2); 11(d), (e); 11A Reciprocal admission
6/24/14 9/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 04 Professional Conduct 1.0(o), (p); 1.5; 1.15 Advance and nonrefundable fees and retainers
6/24/14 9/1/14 or 1/1/15 2014 Me. Rules 05 Civil Procedure 16C; 26; 50; 52; 59; 80B; 81(b) Expedited track; post-judgment motions; judicial review of gov't actions
6/24/14 9/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 06 Civil Procedure 93 Foreclosures
6/24/14 9/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 07 Civil Procedure 130-140 Business and Consumer Docket


CRIMINAL RULES

(Updated May 19, 2014)

(NOTE: CRIMINAL RULES ARE DIFFERENT FOR CUMBERLAND AND PENOBSCOT COUNTIES DUE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIFIED CRIMINAL DOCKET IN THOSE COUNTIES)

 

ALL OTHER COURT RULES

A Guide for Appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court - Updated August 2009

 

Citations Guide

Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations

Uniform Maine Citations, 2011 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.