RULE 11. Statute of Limitations

Proceedings under these Rules shall be exempt from all statutes of limitations.


Reporter’s Notes – June 2015

Rule 11 corresponds to Model Rule 32. It has no equivalent in the former Maine Bar Rules but is in accord with current Maine practice. The members of the committee thought that it was important to expressly recognize that statutes of limitation are inappropriate in disciplinary proceedings established by these Rules because misconduct by a lawyer, whenever it occurs, reflects upon the lawyer’s fitness to practice. Client protection requires that grievance proceedings be exempt from statutes of limitations.