Local Rules


It is our hope that these local rules will provide practitioners in our district with a clear statement of the Court's policies and procedures and that they will contribute to the improvement of administration of justice in our Court.

However, we remain open to suggestions and welcome comments you may have for improving our local rules. Click the Public Comments on Proposed Local Rules link below to review proposed changes to the local rules and to offer your comments within the indicated public comments period.

If you have additional suggestions for new rules and/or amendments to existing rules, you may send them to us at: localrules@med.uscourts.gov

Or our regular mail at:

Christa K. Berry, Clerk
United States District Court
156 Federal St
Portland, ME 04101

In addition, you may contact any member of the Local Rules committee (contact information provided in the link below) to discuss your suggestions or questions about the Local Rules.


Local Rules


To view individual rules, click on the hyperlinks in the Table of Contents.  To search for specific words or phrases, use the Search function in your Adobe software (Adobe 7 or higher).