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SJC Issues Pandemic Management Orders

Tuesday, March 31, 2020  
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State of Maine Judicial Branch
Pandemic Management Orders

The Judicial Branch on March 30 issued the following orders:
 
Pandemic Management Order from the Maine Trial Court Chiefs Consolidating, Ratifying, and Superseding Previous Orders. In light of public health concerns arising from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the trial court chiefs of Maine's Judicial Branch have issued a number of Emergency Orders. This order consolidates some of those orders into one document and clarifies, corrects, and ratifies those orders.

Revised Emergency Order and Notice from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. This order augments and supersedes the prior Revised Emergency Order and Notice.

Pandemic Management Order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Consolidating, Ratifying, and Superseding the Previous Orders. This order from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court consolidates, ratifies, and supersedes the previous orders concerning the administration of oaths at depositions, the electronic filing of motions directly bearing on a criminal defendant's liberty interests, unexpired deadlines in Trial Court cases, unexpired deadlines relating to Law Court appeal, and face-to-face or in-person contacts with children and families.
 
Emergency Rule from the Supreme Judicial Court for the Filing of Documents in Priority Case Types. This order is intended to reinforce and reiterate the requirement that only certain documents may be sent to Clerk's offices by email.
 
You may view all orders related to COVID-19 on the Judicial Branch's website here.

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