Court Related Committees

The Maine Judicial Branch benefits from the work of court committees, boards, and commissions. These groups assist the Judicial Branch in fulfilling its mission of administering justice in a safe, accessible, efficient, and impartial manner. Court committees, boards, and commissions carry out a number of important functions and duties, including:

  • Helping inform policy goals for certain Judicial Branch programs and services;
  • Recommending improvements and amendments to court rules, forms, and procedures;
  • Assisting the Supreme Judicial Court in its oversight of the practice of law in Maine; and
  • Advising the Judicial Branch and other stakeholders on how access to justice may be improved for every individual.

How to be involved

The Supreme Judicial Court welcomes interest and encourages input from members of the Maine bar and the public on the work of the groups that it has established.

Opportunity to Serve on a Court Committee

If you would like to be considered for a future volunteer opportunity, you may fill out an Expression of Interest in Serving on a Maine Judicial Branch Committee. Applications are kept on file for one year and can be renewed or supplemented at any time.

The groups below have been established by the Supreme Judicial Court, the Maine Legislature, and/or other justice partners. For more information on the work of individual committees, email the designated contact person or

Advisory Committees

Rules Advisory Committees

Boards, Commissions, and Other Groups

Inactive Committees

During the past decades, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has established committees, councils, task forces, working groups, and commissions as they were needed to undertake specific tasks or projects. Some of those committees, task forces, working groups, advisory groups, and commissions have completed their assigned tasks and are now closed. Please see Administrative Order JB-21-04 for more information.