Civil Legal Aid is in Danger – Be a Legal Aid Defender

The Trump Administration proposes to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and zero out federal funding for civil legal aid. If this cut is implemented, Pine Tree Legal Assistance no longer will be able to help thousands of Mainers who cannot afford the legal help they need when faced with a life-changing situation.Read More

21 March 2017, Posted in: Uncategorized

Economic Impact of Civil Legal Aid Services in Maine

A new study shows services provided by six core legal aid providers to low-income individuals and households in Maine have a positive economic impact on the State. The providers include the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Maine School of Law, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Pine Tree Legal AssistanceRead More

27 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Legal Services Corporation Funding At Risk

The Maine Justice Foundation has learned from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the American Bar Association that there is a hit list of programs that President Trump might eliminate to trim domestic spending, including the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Maine’s recipient of LSC funds is Pine Tree Legal Assistance.Read More

22 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Welcome to our new Development Director!

The Maine Justice Foundation is very pleased to announce that Mathew (Matt) Scease of Hallowell, Maine is our new Development Director. A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, Matt has more than 15 years of development experience.Read More

16 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Join Us and Help Launch Our LGBT Justice Fund!

Finding Legal Services for the LGBT Community Is Getting a Little Easier!  Please join Congressman and Gay Rights Advocate Barney Frank and the Maine Justice Foundation (MJF) to launch MJF’s New LGBT Justice Fund, which will provide funding for nonprofit organizations that address the civil legal aid needs of low-income and vulnerable LGBT people.Read More

16 July 2016, Posted in: Press Release