SJC invites comments on propoosed amendment to the Maine Bar Admission Rules to permit admission by motion of attorneys who attended law school remotely

Date: 10/19/2023

Comments must be filed by Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on a proposed amendment to the Maine Bar Admission Rules that would remove the provision of Rule 11A(a)(3) that disqualified from admission by motion attorneys who had graduated from a law school "that conducts its courses by correspondence or does not require attendance of its students at its lectures or classes."

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, November 2, 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 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: October 19, 2023

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

Supporting documents

Proposed amendment

pdf version of this notice