Maine Revised Statutes

§567. No recording officer to be attorney or sue in own court nor draft nor aid in drafting paper to be recorded

No clerk, register or recording officer of any court of the State shall be attorney or counselor in any civil action or matter pending in that court; neither shall he commence actions to be entered therein, nor draft nor aid in drafting any document or paper which he is by law required to record, in full or in part. Violation of this section is a civil violation for which a forfeiture not to exceed $100 may be adjudged. Notwithstanding provisions of this section, clerks may aid litigants in the preparation of small claims filings. Nothing shall prevent the clerk from rendering assistance of a general nature to the bar or the public. [1977, c. 696, §25 (AMD).]

1975, c. 383, §10 (AMD). 1975, c. 408, §26 (AMD). 1977, c. 78, §3 (RPR). 1977, c. 696, §25 (AMD).