NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

[pdf version of this notice]
[Proposed rules]

STATE OF MAINE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

Proposed Adoption of the
Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure


Comments due on or before September 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on the proposed adoption of the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure. The Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure have been proposed to the Supreme Judicial Court by the Criminal Rules Advisory Committee. Many of these Rules have previously been in effect in the Unified Criminal Dockets in, among other counties, Cumberland and Penobscot Counties. No public hearing is anticipated following the period of public comment. The proposed rules are posted on the Court's website at the link above.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by Friday, September 12, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Comments in writing should be mailed to the address below. Comments sent via email may be in the text of an email or in an attachment to an email, sent to lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov. If the comments are in an attachment, 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, mailing address, and telephone number 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 on behalf of an organization.

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

Dated July 21, 2014

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146