LEGAL ASSISTANCE BY LAW STUDENTS

STATE OF MAINE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER JB 05-7 (A. 11-09)JB 05-7 (A. 11-09)
Legal Assistance By Law Students (PDF)

Effective: November 30, 2009

This order amends JB-05-7, signed June 29, 2005, and effective August 1, 2005. Pursuant to the standards and subject to the supervision and approval specified in Maine Rule of Civil Procedure 90 and Maine Rule of Criminal Procedure 56:

1. The Supreme Judicial Court grants permission to allow eligible law students to practice under the supervision of the following organizations located in Maine that provide free legal services to indigent citizens in Maine:

  • Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Maine School of Law
  • Legal Services for the Elderly, Inc.
  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.

2. The Supreme Judicial Court authorizes eligible law students, under the supervision of the Attorney General's Office, a District Attorney's Office, or other State Agency's counsel, to practice on behalf of the state in a criminal or civil violation proceeding and in a civil action in court or before any administrative agency.

For the Court,

Leigh I. Saufley
Chief Justice

Promulgation Date: November 23, 2009


Historical Derivation of JB-05-7:

Order Authorizing Legal Assistance By Law Students
AO JB-05-7, Dated June 29, 2005, effective August 1, 2005
Signed by: Leigh I. Saufley, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Order Authorizing Legal Assistance By Law Students
AO SJC-134, Dated: April 14, 1987
Signed by: Vincent L. McKusick, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Order Authorizing Legal Assistance By Law Students
Two AOs SJC-134, Dated: June 17, 1987
Signed by: Vincent L. McKusick, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court