Pandemic Management Orders
**Please note, all superseded pandemic management orders & rules have been removed from the Judicial Branch website.**
PMO-SJC-1: Revised Emergency Order and Notice from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Revised May 28, 2020)
This revised order incorporates the State of Maine Judicial Branch COVID-19 Phased Management Plan.
Pandemic Management Order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Consolidating, Ratifying, and Superseding the Previous Orders (Revised June 5, 2020)
This order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court consolidates, clarifies, corrects, and ratifies earlier emergency orders, including the administration of oaths at depositions conducted remotely via audio-video communication equipment and other matters.
PMO-SJC-3: Emergency Rule from the Supreme Judicial Court for the Filing of Documents in Priority Case Types (Revised May 5, 2020)
This order expands the list of documents that may be sent to Clerk's offices by email.
PMO-SJC-4: Order Regarding the Maine Bar Examination (Revised June 4, 2020)
This order from the Supreme Judicial Court reschedules the Maine Bar Examination. The examination presently scheduled to take place Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, 2020, is cancelled. The examination is rescheduled to Wednesday, September 30, and Thursday, October 1, 2020. The revised order allows for the refund of fees paid to the Maine Board of Bar Examiners for the July examination dates under certain circumstances.
PMO-SJC-5 Order Regarding Petitions Concerning Control of Notifiable Diseases and Conditions (Issued April 17, 2020)
Effective immediately, and until further order of the Court, the District Court shall schedule and hear petitions concerning the control of notifiable diseases and conditions pursuant to Title 22, chapter 250. The Court has promulgated forms for the Notice of Hearing and Order for hearings held pursuant to 22 M.R.S. § 820.
PMO-TC-1: Pandemic Management Order from the Maine Trial Court Chiefs Consolidating, Ratifying, and Superseding Previous Orders (Revised June 4, 2020)
Jury trials may be scheduled and held after September 7, 2020, and grand jury proceedings may be scheduled and held after July 6, 2020, in accordance with SJC-PMO-1 and COVID-19 Phased Management Plan. This revised order extends the due dates for payment of all fines, restitution, court fees, and reimbursement of court-appointed counsel fees to July 2, 2020, or a later ordered due date and provides that all deadlines established pursuant to M.R. Civ. P. 80F (traffic infractions), and set to expire on or before June 30, 2020, are extended to July 1, 2020.
If you have questions about whether you should go to a courthouse, please call 207-753-2999. For general inquiries concerning the Judicial Branch's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, contact email@example.com.