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SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the rules of professional and judicial conduct clarifying that participants in the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges are not required to report information obtained in the program
Comments must be filed by Friday, September 22, 2023
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct and the Maine Code of Judicial Conduct that would clarify that a lawyer or judge participating in the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyers and Judges is not required to report to a disciplinary authority any information obtained in the course of the lawyer's or judges participation in the program.
The proposed amendments are available at the links below.
Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023. Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Clerks 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: September 8, 2023
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101