Maine Justice Foundation Announces New Executive Director

“After a national search, the Board of the Maine Justice Foundation has unanimously and enthusiastically selected Michelle Giard Draeger to serve as our new executive director,” announced Foundation President William S. Harwood. “She has the skills and abilities essential to leading the Foundation into the future and advancing our mission of ensuring access to justice…Read More

22 April 2020, Posted in: Our Work, Press Release, Uncategorized

Legal Aid Providers Respond to COVID-19

The need for civil legal aid is increasing, and under difficult conditions Maine’s legal aid providers are responding to COVID-19. Evictions: Imagine, in the disruption and uncertainty of the last two weeks, being evicted and needing to find a new apartment in just a few days. Residents of an Augusta rental property say they were…Read More

8 April 2020, Posted in: Our Work

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

Civil Legal Aid in Danger

The Trump Administration proposed to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and zero out federal funding for civil legal aid. If this cut is implemented, Pine Tree Legal Assistance no longer will be able to help thousands of Mainers who cannot afford the legal help they need when faced with a life-changing situation……Read More

12 April 2017, Posted in: Our Work