Sara Wolff, legal writing professor at the University of Maine School of Law, has updated and released the new edition of the Uniform Maine Citations. The guide provides updated rules for the citation of Maine legal authorities, including constitutional provisions, statutory and legislative materials, judicial decisions, court rules, treatises, periodicals, and miscellaneous Maine authorities.
The Uniform Maine Citations was originally prepared by Michael D. Seitzinger and Charles K. Leadbetter, two members of the Maine Bar. Beginning in 2010, revisions to this guide were made on an ongoing, as-needed basis by members of the Maine Law Review under the direction of Professor Nancy A. Wanderer. Beginning with the 2015 edition, Prof. Wolff took over as editor, and then author, of the guide, updating it annually to coincide with the beginning of the academic year in August/September.
The Uniform Maine Citations is intended to help Maine practitioners prepare legal briefs and memoranda as well as contribute to the achievement of uniformity in citation by the Maine bar, bench, and scholars. The 2019-2020 Edition was downloaded over 2,000 times from the Maine Law website.
As with previous editions, this 2020-2021 Edition is designed to be used in conjunction with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and ALWD Guide to Legal Citation. The Uniform Maine Citations, 2020-2021 Edition is available in PDF format in Maine Law’s Digital Commons.