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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The Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship provides legal representation in family law matters to clients who have qualified for pro bono assistance through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Project supports attorneys based in the Portland, Maine offices of Pine Tree…Read More
Kennebunkport, ME – The Kennebunkport Climate Initiative (KCI) is proud to announce the matching of two inaugural $5,000 grants from the Maine Justice Foundation’s Racial Justice Fund. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge social, systemic, and economic solutions that will address racism and inequities…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: