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SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules regarding payment of application fee and time limits for admission to the bar. Comments due by February 17, 2023.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules that would (1) amend Rule 6(a) to allow payment of the application fee by credit or debit card and to provide for a convenience fee to be charged for payments made by credit or debit card; (2) adopt Rule 11A(e) to establish a time limit for admission to the bar after an application for admission by motion; and (3) adopt Rule 11B(d) to establish a time limit for admission to the bar after an application for admission by transferred Uniform Bar Examination score.
The proposed amendments are available at the link below.
Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023. Comments may be in writing, mailed or delivered to the address below, or in an email sent to email@example.com. If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in native (text-based and not scanned) portable document format (.pdf). The Clerk's Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.
All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address 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 individually or on behalf of an organization.
Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Courts website.
Dated: February 3, 2023
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101