SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure regarding motions for reconsideration and page numbering in briefs and appendices. Comments due by June 14, 2024.

Date: 5/17/2024

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure that would (1) clarify the procedures for motions for reconsideration of procedural orders and motions for reconsideration of final decisions and (2) require the pages in briefs and appendices to be sequentially numbered using Arabic numerals throughout so that the page numbers on a brief or appendix correlate with the page numbers in the pdf version of the brief or appendix.

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, June 14, 2024. 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: May 17, 2024

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

Supporting documents

Proposed amendments

PDF version of this notice