Falmouth lawyer’s life work is helping other attorneys in trouble

According to a recent study, lawyers suffer from substance abuse, anxiety and depression at almost double the rate of the general population, which jeopardizes more than their own health and welfare.

That’s why it’s so important to offer them confidential support and encouragement and to let them know they’re not alone, William Nugent saidRead More

26 August 2017, Posted in: Press Release

Bill Harwood Honored at Muskie Access to Justice Dinner

Last Tuesday Maine’s champions for civil legal aid celebrated the contributions of Bill Harwood, the 2017 honoree at the annual Muskie Access to Justice Dinner. Bill has in the course of a 38-year legal practice represented hundreds of low-income Mainers pro bono, helped put in place key recommendations of Senator Muskie’s Commission on Legal Needs,Read More

5 June 2017, Posted in: Uncategorized

Bar Fellows Reception June 22, 2017

The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation invites all Bar Fellows to a special reception at the Summer Conference of the Maine State Bar Association. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Thursday, June 22, at Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley; Narrow Gauge room on the 2nd level of the main lodge.Read More

1 June 2017, Posted in: Press Release

Civil Legal Aid in Danger

The Trump Administration proposed 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

12 April 2017, Posted in: Our Work

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