Uniform Maine Citations

Michael D. Seitzinger
Charles K. Leadbetter
Professor Nancy A. Wanderer, Editor

Originally prepared by Michael D. Seitzinger and Charles K. Leadbetter, two members of the Maine Bar, Uniform Maine Citations, 2014 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. It is hoped that the use of Uniform Maine Citations will help Maine practitioners prepare legal briefs and memoranda as well as contribute to the achievement of uniformity in citation by both bench and bar. As with previous editions, this 2014 Edition is designed to be used in conjunction with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation. Beginning in 2010, revisions to the manual are made on an ongoing, as-needed basis, by members of the Maine Law Review, under the direction of Professor Nancy A. Wanderer.

Editor’s Note (January 23, 2015): As of January 2015, the Maine Judicial Branch adopted the Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure to replace the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure and/or prior Administrative Orders regarding proceedings in Unified Criminal Dockets. The Maine Rules of Unified Criminal Procedure are effective by county on a phased-in schedule in the first half of 2015, available on the Maine Judicial Branch’s website. Accordingly, the 2014 Uniform Maine Citations have been revised to reflect this replacement.

The most current version of Uniform Maine Citations is available in PDF format.