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

Inaugural Grant from LGBTQ Justice Fund Awarded to Maine Equal Justice

The Maine Justice Foundation announced today that the inaugural grant from its LGBTQ Justice Fund has been awarded to Maine Equal Justice to fund a partnership with Maine TransNet, a group that advocates and supports Maine’s transgender community. Robyn Merrill, executive director of Maine Equal Justice, says “Research and our work in the community makes…Read More

28 October 2019, Posted in: Press Release

Local Banks and Credit Unions Recognized for Their Support of Civil Legal Aid and “Justice for All”

Governor Janet T. Mills hosted a tea reception at the Blaine House on October 7th to officially acknowledge and express her appreciation to a group of Maine banks and credit unions that support legal aid for poor and vulnerable Mainers. William S. Harwood, president of the board of the Maine Justice Foundation, welcomed representatives from…Read More

16 October 2019, Posted in: Press Release

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

Falmouth lawyer’s life work is helping other attorneys in trouble

According to a recent study, lawyers suffer from substance abuse, anxiety and depression at almost double the rate of the general population, which jeopardizes more than their own health and welfare.

That’s why it’s so important to offer them confidential support and encouragement and to let them know they’re not alone, William Nugent said.…Read More

26 August 2017, Posted in: Press Release

Bar Fellows Reception June 22, 2017

The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation invites all Bar Fellows to a special reception at the Summer Conference of the Maine State Bar Association. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Thursday, June 22, at Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley; Narrow Gauge room on the 2nd level of the main lodge. Welcoming remarks by Bill Harwood,…Read More

1 June 2017, Posted in: Press Release