Courts in Maine
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Maine's state court system includes an exclusive Probate Court, District Courts, Superior Courts, and the Supreme Judicial Court Sitting as Law Court. Maine Probate Courts handles matters including probate/estates, and adoptions. The Maine District Courts handle a wide variety of civil cases including those relating to torts, contracts, real property, mental health, domestic relations, juvenile, traffic, and small claims. Maine's 17 Superior Courts also have jurisdiction over tort, contract, and real property cases, and also handle civil and criminal appeals. Maine's Supreme Judicial Court Sitting as Law Court is the state's 'court of last resort' and handles criminal, civil, and administrative agency appeals.

The State of Maine Judicial Branch's website (,) provides a great deal of information regarding Maine courts. You can also pay a traffic ticket or court fine online, and search for opinions and orders. You can also search for registered sex offenders in Maine. If you're seeking Maine court records, unfortunately, these aren't provided online. Most Maine court documents are public record, and can be viewed by contacting the clerk's office in the county where the case took place.
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25, Jan 2015 - Second day of lockdown for Utah prison's medium security units
More than 550 inmates remained in lockdown Tuesday at the Utah State Prison's Oquirrh units 1-4 , the second day of restrictions at the medium security units. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams could not release details on what prompt...
25, Jan 2015 - Judge denies union's attempt to block Bucksport mill sale
A federal judge has denied a labor union's attempt to block the sale of a shuttered Bucksport, Maine, paper mill to a Canadian scrap metal recycler. U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock issued his decision ...
25, Jan 2015 - MTA, climate change top issues for So. Maine legislators
Bills to spotlight practices of the Maine Turnpike Authority, to deal with sea level rise, to set up “death with dignity” mechanisms and to craft a legislative response to the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens’ United case are among those expected to be filed by local representatives during this session of the Maine Legislature.
25, Jan 2015 - Vermont man to be sentenced in Maine for defrauding town
A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town is scheduled to be sentenced this week.
25, Jan 2015 - Oregon mother calls daughter's East Timor release 'Christmas present'
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - The mother of an Oregon woman newly freed from two months of imprisonment in East Timor said on Friday that news of her daughter's release was a "fantastic Christmas present," but it remained uncertain how soon she could return to the United States. Bernadette Kero, 64, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, said she last spoke to her daughter, Dr. Stacey Addison, two nights ...
25, Jan 2015 - AP Exclusive: Maine governor spent $53K in Medicaid fight
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage's administration spent nearly $53,000 on private lawyers in its failed attempt to remove thousands of low-income young adults from the state's Medicaid program after being told by Maine's attorney general that he couldn't win the case, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
25, Jan 2015 - Judge expected to rule soon on union's lawsuit against Maine mill sale to Canadian firm
A federal judge will rule next week on a union's antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block the sale of a Maine paper mill to a Canadian metal recycler.
25, Jan 2015 - Idaho man suspected of shooting 4 people remains in jail under suicide watch in Washington
MOSCOW, Idaho — A man remained in jail under suicide watch after being accused of killing three people, including his mother, in Moscow, Idaho, over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday.
25, Jan 2015 - Amid confusion, Florida judge green-lights gay marriages in Orlando
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - An Orlando area official can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples next week, a Florida judge said, while the fate of same-sex marriage remained in limbo across most of the state. Circuit Court Judge Timothy Shea issued his court order filed on Wednesday in response to an emergency petition by the Orange County clerk of court, one of many ...
24, Jan 2015 - Gertmenian prepares to say goodbye
Rev. James Gertmenian Photo courtesy Plymouth Congregational Church Sarah McKenzie Rev. James Gertmenian, an advocate for the homeless and a powerful voice for social justice issues, will deliver his last sermon Jan. 25 at Plymouth Congregational Church at Franklin & Nicollet. Gertmenian is retiring after 18 years serving as the church’s senior minister. He is moving to Maine with his wife Sam ...
24, Jan 2015 - South Carolina Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Of Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Man
A South Carolina judge presiding over a murder trial, involving the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white former police officer, declared a mistrial in the case at 2 a.m., local time, on Tuesday. Circuit Judge Edgar Dickson said that the jury remained deadlocked after spending 12 hours in deliberation.
24, Jan 2015 - Parties take 1st step toward settlement fund for victims of oil train disaster in Canada
PORTLAND, Maine - A court filing in Canada is the first step toward implementing a settlement fund for victims of an oil train disaster that killed 47 people.
24, Jan 2015 - Knight pleads guilty on children accosting charges
HILLSDALE — Adam James Knight, 26, of Skowhegan, Maine, pled guilty to one count of children-accosting for immoral purposes during Tuesday's Hillsdale County Circuit Court pretrial hearing.
24, Jan 2015 - Androscoggin, ME Transient gets 6 years for striking woman with brick
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man described by authorities as a transient has been sentenced to six years in prison for attacking a woman in Lewiston with a brick and stealing her purse.
24, Jan 2015 - Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Expands Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice, Adds New York-Based Team Heade
The national law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP announced today that it has expanded its tax-exempt organizations practice with a New York-based team of five attorneys including Dan Kurtz.
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