NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

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Proposed amendments

STATE OF MAINE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

Proposed amendments to the
Maine Bar Admission Rules
to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination
and modify requirements for admission by motion

Comments due on or before March 23, 2017

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination as the state’s bar examination and to modify the requirements for admission by motion of attorneys who are members of the bars of other states.  The proposed amendments are available at the link above.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov.  If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in portable document format (.pdf).  The Clerk’s Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.

All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address of the individual submitting the comments, and (2) the name, mailing address, and primary telephone number of the organization (if any) on whose behalf the comments are submitted.  An individual need not be an attorney to submit comments individually or on behalf of an organization.

Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Court’s website.

Dated: March 8, 2017

Matthew Pollack, Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04112-0368
(207) 822-4146