Notice of Opportunity for Comment on proposed revisions to Pandemic Management Orders PMO-SJC-3 and PMO-SJC-3A

Date: 11/24/2020

Review of Pandemic Management Order PMO-SJC-3 Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email and PMO-SJC-3A Order Regarding Submission of Documents by Email in Protection from Abuse and Protection from Harassment Cases

Comments must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed Pandemic Management Orders to permit email filing of certain documents as part of a comprehensive plan to promote accessibility to the courts during this global health crisis. E-mail filing is being permitted only as a temporary accommodation for the current pandemic. The proposed Pandemic Management Orders are posted at the links above.

Comments must be submitted separately for each Pandemic Order and each comment should identify the relevant section. For example, if a commenter wishes to comment on the section within proposed Pandemic Order PMO-SJC-3 pertaining to the required format of emailed documents, the commenter must file a comment captioned "PMO-SJC-3, section C."

Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020. Written comments must be sent by email to:

If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in 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 Court's website.

Dated: November 24, 2020

Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04112-0368
(207) 822-4146

Supporting documents

Notice of Opportunity for Comment (PDF)

Proposed revised PMO-SJC-3 (PDF)

Proposed PMO-SJC-3A (PDF)