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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated June 20, 2017)

  • Sept. 13, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure to allow for electronic filing of Violation Summons and Complaint and to clarify time for payment of fines. Comments due by September 27, 2017.

  • September 12, 2017: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules for Guardians Ad Litem to adopt standard billing procedures and to require reports of compliance with assigned tasks. Comments due by September 26, 2017.

RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
10/19/17 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 October 17, 2017)

  • Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated September 25, 2017)

 

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.