Maine Revised Statutes

§772. Relationship to party or proceeding; prohibition

1. Prohibition.   A court reporter or a court reporting services provider may not provide court reporting services for a legal proceeding if that court reporter or the court reporting services provider:
A. Has a contractual relationship with a party or an attorney, representative, agent or insurer of a party, other than a contract to provide court reporting, litigation and trial support services; [2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW).]
B. Engages in any prohibited actions set forth in section 773; or [2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW).]
C. Is a party. [2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW).]
A court reporter may not provide court reporting services for a legal proceeding if the court reporter is a relative, employee or attorney of one of the parties or is a relative, employee or attorney of a person with a financial interest in the action or its outcome.
[ 2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Reasonable effort to determine; requirement.   Prior to the provision of court reporting services, a court reporter or court reporting services provider shall make reasonable efforts to determine whether the provision of court reporting services is prohibited under this subchapter.
[ 2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2013, c. 298, §1 (NEW).