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Guide to Law Online: U.S. Maine


In Maine, the judiciary has three general levels. The State District Courts and the Probate Courts are the lowest courts, which focus on cases involving specific subject matter, such as lesser criminal offenses, civil actions, and family law matters. The Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. Maine does not have an intermediate appellate court. Instead the Supreme Judicial Court, also called the Maine Law Court, is the sole appellate court.