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Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Changes to M.R. Civ. P.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  
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Proposed amendments to the
Maine Rules of Civil Procedure
as part of a project of civil process improvement

Comments must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019


The Maine Supreme Judicial Court invites comments on proposed amendments to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure as part of a project to achieve Civil Process Improvement by providing for effective and proportional differentiated case management. The proposed amendments, a summary of the amendments, a draft Civil Case Information Sheet, and a chart summarizing the changes proposed to provisions on discovery, summary judgment, and jury trial demands are available at the links above.
Any comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court by 
4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019. Comments may be in writing, mailed to the address below, or in an email sent to If the comments are in an attachment to the email, the attachment must be a document in portable document format (.pdf). The Clerk's Office will acknowledge receipt of the email via reply email.

All comments must contain (1) the name and mailing address of the individual submitting the comments, and (2) the name, mailing address, and primary telephone number of the organization (if any) on whose behalf the comments are submitted. An individual need not be an attorney to submit comments individually or on behalf of an organization.
Comments are public documents and may be posted on the Court's website.
Dated: October 28, 2019                                               
Matthew Pollack
Executive Clerk
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04112-0368
(207) 822-4146

Maine Bar Association 124 State St. Augusta, ME 04330