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Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 05/17/2024
A person is contacting individuals informing them of pending subpoenas requiring their appearance or telling them of criminal charges in order to direct them to pay bail money using a credit card or public virtual currency machines or kiosks....
Fri, 05/17/2024
A person who is representing himself to be a clerk’s office case manager or a United States Marshal or a state or local law enforcement officer is contacting Maine residents, saying they did not comply with a jury summons or subpoena. The caller...
Wed, 05/01/2024
Citizenship Ceremony will take place Friday, June 7, 2024 A Citizenship Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Court located at 156 Federal Street, Portland, ME.  Cameras are allowed during the...
Wed, 05/01/2024
Effective May 1, 2024, the Court has issued a revised General Order that seeks to adopt procedures to protect Highly Sensitive Documents (HSDs).   Please see the new general order and the relevant guidance, appended as Attachment A.  The order can...
Tue, 04/23/2024
The Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award – 2024 Call for Nominations:      Nominations are requested for the 2024 Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, established in 2000, is given biennially by the...
Mon, 04/15/2024
The U.S. District Court for the District of Maine regularly reviews its operations as part of its effort to employ its resources in the most effective and efficient way possible.  Based on a recent review and with guidance from the Judicial...
Fri, 04/05/2024
PRESS RELEASE: JAMES S. NIXON TO BECOME FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE BOSTON (April 4, 2024) — Chief Judge David J. Barron of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit announced today that the Court has selected...
Thu, 04/04/2024
On April 5, 2024, the United States District Court for the District of Maine in both Portland and Bangor will have a delayed opening at 9:00 am.   The public may contact the Court in our Portland and Bangor offices at 207-945-0575 and 207-780-3363...
Wed, 04/03/2024
On April 4, 2024, the United States District Court for the District of Maine in both Portland and Bangor will be closed due to inclement weather.   The public may contact the Court in our Portland and Bangor offices at 207-945-0575 and 207-780-3363...
Fri, 03/08/2024
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MAINE LAW DAY EVENTS – THIS IS JUSTICE! April 10, 2024 & April 11, 2024    The United States District Court for the District of Maine is celebrating Law Day with events in April. President Dwight D....

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