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PROPOSED AND RECOMMENDED RULE AMENDMENTS

(Updated February 19 , 2016)

  • February 19, 2016: Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure that would allow for electronic service of documents after the initial pleading; adjust the time for a responsive pleading by a defendant; and modify the provisions regarding filing of discovery documents. Comments due March 4, 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
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
10/29/15 10/19/15 2015 Me. Rules 20 Unified Criminal Procedure 43A Physical restraint of juveniles
10/29/15 10/15/15 2015 Me. Rules 19 Unified Criminal Procedure 36(f) Appeal to Law Court in juvenile crime proceedings


PROCEDURAL RULES

(Updated November 8, 2015)

 

RULES GOVERNING JUDGES, LAWYERS, AND GUARDIANS AD LITEM

(Updated September 2, 2015)

 

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.