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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated July 21, 2016)

  • July 14, 2016: SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules for Guardians Ad Litem relating to qualifications of, complaints against, public information about, and continuing education required of guardians ad litem. Comments due by July 29, 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
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 July 29, 2016)

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated July 29, 2016)

 

OTHER GUIDES

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2015) -- Uniform Maine Citations, 2015 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.