Maine Revised Statutes

§309. Judge not to counsel or draft documents

No judge of probate shall have a voice in judging and determining nor be attorney or counselor in or out of court in any civil action or matter which depends on or relates to any sentence or decree made by him in his office, nor in any civil action for or against any executor, administrator, guardian or trustee under any last will and testament, as such, within his county. Any process or proceeding commenced by him in the probate court for his county in violation of this section is void, and he is liable to the party injured in damages. No judge of probate shall draft or aid in drafting any document or paper which he is by law required to pass upon.