SJC invites comments on proposed amendment to Rule 92 of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure regarding mediation in Title 32 consumer collection actions. Comments due by June 1, 2023.

Date: 5/18/2023

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on a proposed amendment to Rule 92 of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure that would add consumer collection actions to the list of disputes that may be referred to the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (CADRES) for mediation, consistent with new legislation.

The proposed amendment is available at the link below.

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to 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

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146

Supporting documents

Proposed amendment

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