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.Read More

22 April 2019, Posted in: Our Work

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.Read More

9 April 2019, Posted in: Press Release

Maine Law symposium will look at Maine rural lawyer shortage

From March 25, 2019, Mainebiz: The shortage of lawyers in rural Maine will be tackled next month at a symposium hosted by the University of Maine Law School, part of the school’s ongoing effort to address the issue. The “Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities Symposium” will include attorneys, judges, doctors and legal scholars.Read More

25 March 2019, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Civil Legal Service Providers to Attend Implicit Bias Conference

October 2018 The Maine civil legal services providers, staff and attorneys, acting in cooperation and collaboration with each other (as they consistently do), will be attending an educational program on implicit bias in October. The training will enhance the quality and efficiency of their work with Maine’s neediest populationsRead More

27 August 2018, Posted in: JAG News