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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated July 30, 2015)

  • Rules of Professional Conduct: July 24, 2015: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct regarding sale of a law practice. Comments due on or before August 21, 2015.

 

RECENT RULE AMENDMENTS AND ORDERS REGARDING RULES

Date
Posted
Effective
Date
Order
No.
Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject
7/24/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 15 Civil Procedure 52 Findings of fact
7/24/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 14 Professional Conduct 1.15 Lawyers' trust accounts
7/24/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 13 Evidence 601 Qualification of interpreters
7/15/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 12 Probate Procedure 63 Inability of judge to proceed; recusal
7/15/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 11 Unified Criminal Procedure 25 Inability of judge to proceed; recusal
7/15/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 10 Civil Procedure 63 Inability of judge to proceed; recusal
7/8/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 09 Guardian ad litem All Adoption of new Maine Rules for Guardians Ad Litem
7/6/15 9/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 08 Judicial Conduct All Adoption of new Code of Judicial Conduct
7/6/15 7/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 07 Unitifed Criminal Procedure 1(e) Effective dates; validity of actions under former rules
6/30/15 7/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 06 Bar Rules All Replacement of Maine Bar Rules
6/4/15 7/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 05 Probate Procedure 76H Electronic sound recording of courtroom proceedings
4/29/15 5/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 04 Unified Criminal Procedure 27; 49(f) Electronic sound recording of courtroom proceedings; transcripts
4/29/15 5/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 03 Civil Procedure 76H; 77(b) Electronic sound recording of courtroom proceedings
4/13/15 5/1/15 2015 Me. Rules 02 Civil Procedure 17A(b) Settlement of claims of minor plaintiffs


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated July 7, 2015)

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

 

OTHER GUIDES

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2014) -- Uniform Maine Citations, 2014 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.