KATAHDIN COUNSEL ANNOUNCEMENT

TO: All Maine attorneys FROM: The Maine Supreme Judicial Court DATE: August 7, 2019   Maine attorneys are reminded that the closing date for the 2019 Katahdin Counsel recognition program is fast approaching (Aug. 31st).Read More

7 August 2019, 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.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

Economic Impact of Civil Legal Aid Services in Maine

A new study shows services provided by six core legal aid providers to low-income individuals and households in Maine have a positive economic impact on the State. The providers include the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Maine School of Law, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Pine Tree Legal AssistanceRead More

27 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work