The SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Rules that will require Maine attorneys to maintain an email address for electronic service of documents.

Date: 12/22/2021

Comments must be filed by Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Rules that will require every Maine attorney to maintain an email address to receive electronic service of documents and will require the Board of Overseers to include that email address with the information on each attorney in its roster of attorneys. 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 Wednesday, January 5, 2022. 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: December 22, 2021

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

Supporting documents

pdf version of this notice

Proposed amendments