The Maine Justice Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to civil justice for low-income and vulnerable Mainers by providing charitable investment opportunities to individuals, families and organizations as well as grants to support civil legal aid and other related initiatives, education and services. Our belief that "Fairness Matters" drives our mission of supporting the legal advocates who are working on the front lines every day. Read More
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Hallowell, ME – The Maine Justice Foundation has received a generous gift of $50,000 from former Speaker of the House and U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon for the foundation’s Racial Justice Fund. “We are so grateful for this incredible support,” said Michelle Draeger, Executive Director of the foundation. “This gift is a huge investment in…Read More
Hallowell, ME – Three outstanding Maine lawyers who are champions of civil legal aid have been recognized by the Board of the Maine Justice Foundation with its 2021 awards: Charles F. Dingman of Kozak & Gayer, Jennifer Bailey of Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, and Sara A. Murphy of Pierce Atwood. Board President H. Lowell Brown,…Read More
The sudden loss of Juliet Holmes-Smith on August 14 was stunning and tragic. As an attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance and later the founding Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Juliet spent a career fighting for Maine’s vulnerable – especially for those escaping domestic abuse. Juliet possessed a perfect balance of fortitude and…Read More
Founding Donors of our Racial Justice Fund: