Maine Justice Foundation welcomes growing bank support for legal aid

From Mainebiz, 4/18/19, by Renee Cordes: The Maine Justice Foundation said Sanford-based SIS Bank has signed on as a prime partner in a program to fund six providers of legal aid in the state. Since Maine’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program was set up in the mid-1980s, it has generated more than $27 million. Under the…Read More

22 April 2019, Posted in: Our Work

Report shows how to fix the broken defense system for Maine’s poor

From the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board, 4/10/19: Low-income Mainers are not being treated equally before the law. The U.S. Constitution says every American has the right to legal counsel when the stakes are high. In practice, however, the 80 percent of defendants who cannot afford an attorney are often left to navigate an adversarial…Read More

11 April 2019, Posted in: Featured

SIS invests in Maine Justice Foundation

FROM SEACOASTONLINE.COM, 4/6/19 SANFORD — SIS Bank has become a Prime Partner in Maine’s “Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts” Program, an initiative that generates an ongoing source of funds to provide civil legal services for individuals and families who cannot afford it. “The Maine Justice Foundation welcomes SIS Bank as one of our Prime Partners,”…Read More

9 April 2019, Posted in: Press Release