The State of Maine has 16 counties, which each have their own trial courts. The Superior Court handles felony criminal cases, and civil cases involving damages exceeding $6,000. The Superior Court also hears small claims appeals from state and local administrative agencies. Any further appellate review is handled by the Supreme Court.

The three largest municipalities in Maine are Portland, Lewiston, and Bangor.

Complaints regarding the competency or ethics of your attorney should be made with the Board of Overseers of the Bar. To report an attorney, who you believe has engaged in unethical conduct, complete the Grievance Complaint Form and mail it to the Board of Overseers of the Bar, 97 Winthrop Street, P.O. Box 527, Augusta, Maine.

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