Court Rules

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Recent Rule Amendments & Orders Regarding Rules

Order Numbers Rule Set Adopted or Amended Rule Nos. Adopted or Amended Subject Effective Date
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
2020 Me. Rules 07 Civil 30(h); 31(d) Depositions for use in foreign jurisdictions 12/16/2020
2020 Me. Rules 06 Electronic Court Systems 1(A); 2(A)(14), (17); 4(A); 31(A), (C); 33(B), (C) (and (C) through (G) redesignated); 34(B)(2); 35(B); 37(D) Applicability of rules to conventional filers in courts using electronic filing; date of accessibility of documents to public; exemptions from requirement to file electronically; technical amendments. 12/14/20
2020 Me. Rules 05 Civil 130, 131, 133, 134, 138-140 Electronic filing in the Business and Consumer Docket 11/30/20
2020 Me. Rules 04 Bar Preamble & terminology; 1 Executive Director of Board of Overseers 10/26/20
2020 Me. Rules 03 Electronic Court Systems Entire set Access to electronic court records; electronic filing and service of documents 8/21/20

Procedural Rules

(Updated March 16, 2021)

Rules Governing Judges, Lawyers, and Guardians ad Litem

(Updated October 26, 2020)

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.