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Complete RuleDateFull Text
Maine Rules of Appellate Procedurecurrent to June 2010
Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure with Advisory Committee Notescurrent to June 2010
Guide for Appeals to the Maine Supreme Court (an on-line publication written by Hon. Donald G. Alexander for individuals who are not trained as lawyerscurrent to 8/09
Maine Rules of Civil Procedurecurrent to 7/10
Maine Rules of Civil Procedure with advisory notes and by individual rulecurrent to 7/10
Maine Rules of Criminal Procedurecurrent to 7/10
Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure with advisory notes (PDF only) current to 7/10
Maine Rules of Evidencecurrent to 3/10
Maine Rules of Evidence with advisory committee notes (PDF only)current to 3/10
Rules for the Family Division of the Maine District Court -- Abrogated; Rules are replaced by Chapter XIII of the Maine Rules of Civil Procedureeffective 1/1/09
Foreclosure Diversion Program Pilot and Pilot Rulescurrent to 3/09
Rules for Guardian Ad Litemcurrent to 8/04
Maine Rules for Lawyers' Fund for Client Protectioncurrent to 3/08
Rules for the Maine Assistance Program for Lawyerscurrent to 7/08
Rules for Probate Procedurecurrent to 7/04
Maine Rules of Small Claims Procedurecurrent as of 7/07
Maine Bar Rulescurrent as of 7/09
Maine Bar Admission Rulescurrent as of 2/11
Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Rulescurrent as of 7/08
Maine Code of Judicial Conductcurrent as of 8/09
Maine Rules of the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disabilitycurrent as of 7/04
Maine Rules of Professional Conductcurrent as of March 2010
Guidelines for Determination of Eligibility for Court-Appointed Interpretation and Translation Services (Administrative Order) effective 10/11/06



Recent Rules Amendments

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Rule AmendmentDateFull Text
2013 Me. Rules 08 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedure; Rule 92.1effective December 20, 2013
2013 Me. Rules 07 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedureeffective December 3, 2013
2013 Me. Rules 06 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal ProcedureAmendment #1 effective October 9, 2013; Amendment #2 effective Janaury 1, 2014
2013 Me. Rules 05 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedureeffective January 1, 2014
2013 Me. Rules 04 -- Amendements to the Maine Rules for Lawyers' Fund for Client Protectioneffective June 11, 2013
2013 Me. Rules 03 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Judicial Conduct (Canon 3(B)(12)effective June 1, 2013
2013 Me. Rules 02 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedure (Rule 92.1)effective April 11, 2013
2013 Me. Rules 01 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 23(f), 64(c))effective March 1, 2013
2012 Me. Rules 14 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rules 2(a)(5),5(b),7(b), 12A(a)(1),13(c))effective October 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 13 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rule 23)effective September 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 12 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedureeffective September 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 11 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedureeffective September 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 10 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedureeffective September 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 9 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Probate Procedureeffective May 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 8 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedureeffective April 13, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 7 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules (Rules 5, 8, 9, 9A and 11A) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 6 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct (Rules 1.15(f), 1.16(d) and 3.1)) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 5 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (Rules 10(b) and 12(a)(1)) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 4 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence (Rules 513(a) and 804(b)(3)) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 3 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rules 2(c)(3), 5(b)(1), 7(b), 9(h), 13(f), 19(a) and (d)(1)) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 2 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure (Rules 11(h), 16(b)(1), 16A(c)(2)(A), 36(B)(a)and(b), 41(k), 41A(a) and 41(B)) effective January 1, 2012
2012 Me. Rules 1 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 4(d)(8), 5(h), and 56(a)effective January 1, 2012
2011 Me. Rules 2 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Ruleseffective February 1, 2011
2011 Me. Rules 1 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedureeffective January 14, 2011
2010 Me. Rules 10 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 55(b)(4)effective August 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 9 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rules 5(d), 8(b), 10, 12B, 16(2), and 19(c)effective July 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 8 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure (Rules 1, 5, 5B, 5C, 6, 17, 23, 27, 36, 41(e), 44, 44B, 44C, 69, 70, 85, 86, 96, 98, 106 and 109)effective July 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 7 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 88)effective July 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 6 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 4, 76C(a), 80B(e), 80C(f), 80K(k), 91(f), 108(d), and 112)effective July 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 5 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure (Rules 11B, 24, 48, 95, 96, and Part XIII Rules 105-109)effective March 31, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 4 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct (Rules 1.10(e) and 8.4)effective March 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 3 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appelate Practice (Rule 19)effective March 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 2 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure -- Foreclosure Diversion Programeffective January 1, 2010
2010 Me. Rules 1 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidenceeffective January 1, 2010
2009 Me. Rules 19 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Foreclosure Diversion Program)effective October 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 18 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Foreclosure Diversion Program)effective August 3, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 17 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedureeffective August 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 16 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure; Rule 91effective August 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 15 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules; IOLTA Interesteffective July 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 14 -- Amendments to the Maine Code of Judicial Conduct (Code 4(C)(3))effective July 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 13 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (Rule 6(c)(2))effective June 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 12 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (Rules 1(a), (e); 2(a); 4(b); 5(a); 6(b); 7(a); 7.1(e)(2)(D); 7.3(f)(1), (f)(4); 9(a)(1), (e)(4)(C); 11(a)-(d); and 12(c))effective Aug. 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 11 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules (Rules 9(d)(5)(A) and 10(d)) effective Aug. 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 10 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 1; 4(f); 110A(b)(4)(B); and 120(b))effective July 1, 2009
2009 Me. Rules 9 -- Adoption of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct. Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules: Rule 2-A, Rule 3 and Rule 8.effective 8/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 8 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rule 3.9(f) Recommendation or Solicitation of Employmenteffective 2/17/09
2009 Me. Rules 7 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure -- Medical Malpractice Screening Panels (see also exhibits for this rule in the link below)effective 2/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 7 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure -- Medical Malpractice Screening Panels: EXHIBITSeffective 2/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 6 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure -- Rules 6 (d), (e) and (f); 11(b)and (h); 16(a(1)(D); 16(b)(2)(C); 27(a)effective 1/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 5 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure -- Rules 26(f)(1) and 79(a)effective 1/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 4 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules -- Rule 10(c)effective 1/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 3 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 514 -- Stay Ordereffective 12/12/08
2009 Me. Rules 2 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules, Rule 4(d) and 7.1(b)effective 1/1/09
2009 Me. Rules 1 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rule 514effective 1/1/09
Unified Criminal Docket (UCD) -- Admin Order JB-08-2effective 1/1/09
Business and Consumer Docket Rules, Adopted by Administrative Order JB-07-1 effective 11/08
2008 Me. Rules 14 -- Corrections to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, Adopted by 2008 Me. Rules 12effective 8/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 13 -- Corrections to the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rules 413effective 8/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 12 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules 7,16,26,33,34,37,89effective 8/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 11 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules 12 and 14effective 8/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 10 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Evidence, Rules 413 and 503effective 8/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 09 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules for the Family Division pf the Maine District Courteffective 1/1/09
2008 Me. Rules 08 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 7(b)(1) and Rule 55effective 6/1/08
Administrative Order correcting and Replacing Amendments to the Bar Rules 2008 Me. Rules 05corrected 2/29/08
2008 Me. Rules 07 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rules 3.6 and 6)effective 4/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 06 -- Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rule 12A)effective 1/16/08
2008 Me. Rules 05 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (Rules 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10)effective 1/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 04 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 26, 46, 76C and 92)effective 1/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 03 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules of Criminal Procedure (Rules 6, 11, 28 and 47)effective 1/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 02 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules for the Lawyer's Fund for Client Protectioneffective 1/1/08
2008 Me. Rules 01 -- Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (as amended 12/12/07) Rules 3.6(3), 6(a)(2) and 3 (IOLTA)effective 4/1/08
Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules (Rules 3.6(e), 6(a)(2) and 3(IOLTA)effective 1/1/08
Amendments to the Maine Bar Rules (IOLTA Program)effective 12/12/07
Amendments to the Maine Rules of for the Assistance Program for Lawyerseffective 10/1/07
Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rule 92) and Small Claims Procedure Rule (Rule 5 -- CADRES)effective 7/1/07
Amendments to the Maine Bar Admission Rules (Rules 6 and 8)effective 7/1/07
Amendments to the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure (Rule 11(b), (f), and (g)effective 6/1/07
Amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules 16, 56, 62 and 84)effective 4/2/07



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