Court Rules

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Proposed and Recommended Rule Amendments

(Updated October 23, 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 Procedure 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
8/20/14 9/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 08 Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers 1; 3; 5; 6 U. Maine School of Law students and applicants to Maine Bar
10/15/14 11/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 09 Probate Procedure 4(b), (c); 54A; 84; 92.2 through 92.9 Serivce of process; court fees; forms; electronic filing
10/15/14 11/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 10 Appellate Procedure 9(f) Font size in briefs
10/15/14 11/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 11 Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers 9 Corrected references to rules governing attorney ethics
10/15/14 11/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 12 Civil Procedure 59(c); 81(b)(2)(D); 93(i) Affidavits in opposition to motions for new trial; applicability of rules to mental health matters; correction of reference to recently amended rule
10/15/14 11/1/14 2014 Me. Rules 13 Professional Conduct 1.12(c)(2) Conflict of interest--former judge, arbitrator, mediator or other neutral
10/15/14 10/14/14 2014 Me. Rules 14 Bar Admission 6(a) Application fees
11/24/14 1/1/15 2014 Me. Rules 15 Evidence All Restyling of Rules of Evidence
12/19/14 1/1/15, 4/1/15, or 7/1/15, depending on county. See "Criminal Rules" below 2014 Me. Rules 16 Unified Criminal Procedure All Adoping Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure, to replace Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure and administrative orders regarding proceedings in Unified Criminal Dockets


CRIMINAL RULES

(Updated December 19, 2014)

 

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, 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.