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
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
2021 Me. Rules 03 Civil 76G(c); 80B(l); 80C(l) Discretion of court to determine not to hear oral arguments in administrative appeals 3/16/21
No number Electronic Court Records n/a Accessibility of pleadings entered into pilot program of Odyssey case management system 3/1/2021-until further order of the court
2021 Me. Rules 02 Electronic Court Records 2(A); 4(A) Definition of "accept" or "acceptance"; time of entry of document into electronic case file; time of access by public of documents entered into file 3/15/2021
2021 Me. Rules 01 Civil 89(c) Practice of law by out-of-state attorneys who volunteer with legal services organizations 1/22/2021

Procedural Rules

(Updated March 16, 2021)

Rules Governing Judges, Lawyers, and Guardians ad Litem

(Updated December 7, 2021)

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.