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

Protecting the Vulnerable Remains a Priority

The following article ran in Maine Voices in the Maine Sunday Telegram on 6/4/17. The Maine Justice Foundation aims to help protect those who face additional barriers, even within systems to help them. BY ARNIE MACDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM The motto “Equal Justice for All” engraved on our Supreme Court building is fundamental to America’s exceptional…Read More

5 June 2017, Posted in: Featured

Justice for all LGBT Mainers? Not yet…

But with your help, we can make it happen for LGBT people. Imagine having your house, your health benefits or even your children taken away. You feel helpless. You don’t know what to do or where to turn for help. Now imagine you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Your situation just became more difficult…Read More

1 September 2016, Posted in: Featured