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  • November 24, 2020: The SJC invites comments on proposed revisions to Pandemic Management Order PMO-SJC-8, regarding waiver of initial appearances and arraignments. Comments due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.

  • November 24, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today eFiling beginning November 30, 2020.

  • November 24, 2020: The SJC invites comments on proposed revisions to Pandemic Management Order PMO-SJC-3 and on proposed Pandemic Management Order PMO-SJC-3A, regarding submission of documents by email. Comments due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.

  • November 23, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today the closure of the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25 as a result of an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

  • November 10, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today new dates for the launch of Maine eCourts.

  • November 3, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that it has adopted a revised COVID-19 Phased Management Plan (Plan) and issued revisions of two Pandemic Management Orders, PMO-SJC-6 and PMO-SJC-7, to clarify how Maine courts are allocating limited judicial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including extending the date when many civil case types will be scheduled until into 2021. In a statement from Maine Supreme Court Acting Chief Justice Andrew M. Mead, the Judicial Branch said these steps are necessary because of the extensive resources and complex planning required to schedule and conduct criminal trials and other top tier priority cases in the COVID era. Also released are new amendments to the Business and Consumer Docket Procedural Rules.

  • November 3, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court has adopted amendments, effective on November 30, 2020, to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure relating to electronic filing in the Business and Consumer Docket.

  • October 8, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-1: Revised Emergency Order and Notice from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

  • September 30, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today an update on electronic filing (eFiling) and the ongoing investigation of Tyler Technologies' network security incident.

  • September 28, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-3: Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email and Filing of Petitions for Preliminary Protection Orders (22 M.R.S. § 4034).

  • September 25, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today the temporary postponement of electronic filing (eFiling) initially scheduled for October 5, 2020, in the Bangor courts and the Business and Consumer docket following a security breach of Tyler Technologies' networks.

  • September 23, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch announced today new and revised Pandemic Management Orders including a revision to PMO-SJC-3 and a new order PMO-SJC-8.

  • September 4, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a revision to PMO-SJC-7: Order Regarding Trial Court Remote Proceedings and Public Access. The revision clarifies the presumed format for court proceedings; the process for requesting an alternative format for court proceedings; the conduction of remote court proceedings; and public access to both in-person and remote court proceedings.

  • September 3, 2020: The Supreme Judicial Court issued a replacement for PMO-SJC-3: Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email. Effective September 8, 2020, with few exceptions, the Clerks' offices will NOT accept the electronic filing of documents through email. Attorneys and parties may submit proposed orders only, in Word format, to the email address: proposedorders@courts.maine.gov.

  • September 1, 2020: The Maine Judicial Branch has set up a high-profile case page to post information on the appeal of David A. Jones et al. v. Secretary of State (People's Veto Petition on Ranked-choice Voting).

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