Court Rules

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Recent Rule Amendments & Orders Regarding Rules

Order Number Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject Effective Date
2022 Me. Rules 03 Appellate 1(c); 2A(b)-(c); 2C(a)(1); 7(b)(1); 7A; 10 Signatures; representation on appeal; time to file notice of appeal; time for filing briefs; Track A appeals; contents of briefs; electronic filing of motions 7/13/22
2022 Me. Rules 02 Bar 1(g); 4(a) Requirement to provide email address to receive service of documents 7/1/22
2022 Me. Rules 01 Guardians ad litem 10(d)(4) Continuing education; courses presented or approved by Maine Judicial Branch 3/31/22
2021 Me. Rules 06 Bar Admission 5(b); 10(d) Discontinuation of word "handicap" 12/7/21
2021 Me. Rules 05 Appellate 1B; 2A(b)-(g); 6(a)-(b); 7(b); 7A(a)(2)(C); 12B(c)-(d) Appeals in cases from trial courts that use electronic case management and filing; types of Track A appeals; confidentiality of information 10/8/21
2021 Me. Rules 04 Civil 128; 129 Petitions to terminate parental rights pursuant to 19-A M.R.S. § 1658; reviews of placements of children in qualified residential treatment programs 10/18/21

Procedural Rules

(Updated July 13, 2022)

Rules Governing Judges, Lawyers, and Guardians ad Litem

(Updated June 9, 2022)

Other Guides

  • Maine Law Review: Uniform Maine Citations (2017) -- Uniform Maine Citations, 2016-2017 Edition, provides updated rules for the citation of Maine legal authorities, including judicial decisions, constitutional provisions, statutory and legislative materials, court rules, treatises, periodicals, and miscellaneous Maine authorities.