RULE 12. Immunity

The Board of Overseers of the Bar is a quasi-judicial agent of the Court. The Board, members of the Board; members of Grievance Commission panels; members of Fee Arbitration Commission panels; Bar Counsel, monitors, and any person acting on their behalf; and the Board?s staff shall be immune from suit or claim for conduct and communications in the course of their official duties, to the extent provided by statute and other provisions of law.

Reporter?s Notes ? June 2015

Rule 12 represents a change from former Maine Bar Rules 4(e), 5(g), and 7.3(a), and from Model Rule 12. The committee recommended that Rule 12 maintain similar provisions for immunity. Under the revised rule adopted by the Court, immunity is provided to agency personnel to the full extent provided by statute and other provisions of law but without an independent grant of immunity.