The structure of the Maine judicial system is laid out in the Maine Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the Maine Superior Court, the Maine District Courts, the Family Division, the Drug Court, the Small Claims Court, the Maine Business and Consumer Court, the Maine Probate Courts.
The federal court system is made up of the United States bankruptcy court, District of Maine, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
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There are 16 counties in Maine. Each county is served by a Probate Court.
To see a list of counties in Maine, please see - Maine counties
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Judges in Maine are appointed by the Governor and must then be confirmed by the state Senate. The exceptions to this are the probate courts. Probate judges are elected in partisan elections.
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