SJC invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules regarding board officers and MPRE requirement

Date: 5/26/2022

Comments must be filed by Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to Rules 3(c) and 11(d) of the Maine Bar Admission Rules. The proposed amendments are intended to establish a vice-chair position on the Board of Bar Examiners and to require an applicant to have passed the MPRE within 15 years prior to the date on which the applicant is admitted to the bar rather than the date on which the application for admission is filed. 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 Thursday, June 9, 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: May 26, 2022

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