Judicial Branch Expanding ShareFile Pilot Program to Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington County Courts

Date: 4/15/2022

The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that the online file exchange pilot program in York County using Citrix ShareFile, is being expanded to all courts in Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties. Prosecuting and defense attorneys will be able to use the ShareFile platform to submit filings in criminal, civil violation, and juvenile cases starting April 19, 2022. Filings will also continue to be accepted by traditional means, by U.S. Postal System or by filing in person.

Administrative Order JB-21-06 ("Order"), revised April 1, 2022, describes the process for attorneys to register and use ShareFile to submit pleadings and other filings with the court. Beginning April 19, the courts using ShareFile include district courts in Biddeford, Springvale, and York (Region 1); Ellsworth, Calais, and Machias (Region 7); Caribou, Fort Kent, Presque Isle, Houlton, and Madawska (Region 8); and superior courts in Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington counties. The Order states that after a reasonable period of use in Regions 7 and 8, the program will be evaluated for further expansion into other areas of the state.

More information and a link to the Opt-In form for attorneys is available on the ShareFile page.