Honorable Dana C. Hanley Presents Seminars on E-Filing in Probate Courts

The firm’s senior attorney Dana C. Hanley, in his capacity as Judge of Probate for Oxford County as well as Chair of the Maine Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Probate Rules, presented two separate sessions on “E-filing in the Probate Courts” at the two-day Elder Law Estate Planning Institute held on September 28th and 29th.  While e-filing is not yet possible in the other state courts in Maine, the Probate Courts have already initiated a pilot program in Oxford, Cumberland, Penobscot and York counties which has been ongoing since May 1, 2012.  The remaining twelve counties will be able to start the pilot program on May 1, 2013, at which time the original four counties will have mandatory e-filing for attorneys and it will remain optional for pro-se petitioners.