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. The Court invites the submission of comments on proposed rule amendments and other matters periodically.

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 info@courts.maine.gov.

Advisory Committees

Rules Advisory Committees

Boards, Commissions, and Other Groups

Inactive Committees

The committees below have completed their work or have been superseded by other committees or groups and are listed for informational purposes.

  • Advisory Committee on Children and Families
  • Advisory Committee on Fees
  • Commission on Foreclosure Diversion
  • eWarrant Working Group
  • Family Division Task Forces
  • Juvenile Justice Task Force
  • Mental Health Working Group
  • Oxford County Court Facilities Project Team
  • Records Management Implementation Workgroup
  • Task Force on Electronic Court Record Access (TECRA)
  • Task Force on Transparency and Privacy in Court Records (TAP)
  • Traffic Fine Advisory Committee
  • Uniform Bar Examination Commission
  • Waldo County Court Facilities Project Team