SJC invites comments on a proposed amendment to the Maine Bar Admission Rules regarding applicant interviews. Comments due by June 14, 2024

Date: 5/17/2024

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on a proposed amendment to Rule 9(c)(2) of the Maine Bar Admission Rules that would formalize the procedures of the Board of Bar Examiners for interviewing an applicant as part of an investigation into the applicant's character and fitness.

The proposed amendment is 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 amendment

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