Online registration will close the day before a program. We encourage you to pre-register if you want a link to the program materials prior to the program.
Walk-in registrations are welcome and payment must be made at the time of registration. Walk-in registrants will receive the link to the program materials at the program.
CLE CREDITS: 5.50, including 1.25 ethics
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court approved a restyling of the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective for appeals filed on and after September 1, 2017. The restyling changes improved the internal organization and adopted many clarifications and substantive changes in the Rules, including: clarification of the deadlines for filing appeals, adjustment of the ways length limits for briefs may be calculated, greater specificity in what may—and may not—be included in briefs and the appendix, and increased requirements for electronic filing of briefs and transcripts.
In addition to the restyling of the Appellate Rules, the Judicial Branch is working toward implementation of an electronic filing system that will cover creation, filing, retention, and review of records in all the courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court. Electronic filing will require further changes in appellate practice relating to record creation and document preparation, organization, filing, review and accessibility. This process must respect the important goals of the Judicial Branch to promote access to justice for all, integrity and transparency of court proceedings, and protection of privacy of personal information so that individuals who must come before the courts may appear without concern that availability of their private information may invite harassment, stalking, identity theft or other unintended consequences.
This program will address these issues in separate sessions moderated by justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. While discussing new directions, the discussions may also invite questions, comments and suggestions by program attendees.
For topics and faculty, download the brochure above.
MSBA Member: $215
CLE Club Member: $145
Support Staff of Club Member: $145
Legal Support Staff/Paralegal: $155
MSBA Student Member: $40
Coursebook via web link: $0
Coursebook via hardcopy: $30*
*In order to have your
textbook available at the program, we must receive your registration 7 working days before the program. If we receive
your registration after the 7 days, we
will send your coursebook after the program.
HOW TO REGISTER
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- Members: If you are a member of the MSBA, please sign in to receive the member rate.
- Non-Members & Non-Attorneys: If you have attended any MSBA event in the past, you have an account with us. If you do not know your username or password, please call the MSBA. We will provide you with login credentials so you can register online.
- If you have never attended an MSBA event: Please call the MSBA or mail or fax this registration form to register.
Full refunds will be given to those who cancel by 4:30 p.m., 5 working days prior to the program. Registrants who cancel after this deadline but prior to the program date will be charged an administrative fee of $15 per credit hour, but may choose to receive either the seminar video package (if applicable) for self-study credit or a credit towards another seminar for the remaining balance. A link to download and print the materials will be sent to those who fail to cancel in advance.
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