NEW: Notice of Public Meeting of Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Notice of Public Meeting On September 13, 2021, the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission (“Commission”) held a duly noticed public hearing and adopted a Remote and Hybrid Meeting Policy, found at https://www.justicemaine.org/wp-content/uploads/MCLSFC-Remote-Meeting-Policy-9.13.21.pdf. Citing CDC health data reflecting significant increases in both the community transmission rate and spread of…Read More

14 September 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Applications Open for 2022-2023

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Announcement of Applications for 2022 and 2023 and Notice of Public Meeting. Application Packet: The Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission will make funding determinations for eligible civil legal service providers for 2022 and 2023 on the basis of written applications. The Application Packet is available on the following…Read More

28 June 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Apply to the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship; deadline for applications is October 8, 2021

The Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship provides legal representation in family law matters to clients who have qualified for pro bono assistance through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.  Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Project supports attorneys based in the Portland, Maine offices of Pine Tree…Read More

6 May 2021, Posted in: Featured, Uncategorized

Kennebunkport Climate Initiative Joins with Foundation to Match Racial Justice Fund Grants

Kennebunkport, ME – The Kennebunkport Climate Initiative (KCI) is proud to announce the matching of two inaugural $5,000 grants from the Maine Justice Foundation’s Racial Justice Fund. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge social, systemic, and economic solutions that will address racism and inequities…Read More

21 April 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Applications Are Now Closed for the Foundation’s Racial Justice Fund

The Maine Justice Foundation has started the inaugural grant cycle for its Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation’s deadline for applications for grants of up to $10,000 closed on Wednesday, March 10. For a full description of the Racial Justice Fund and its Advisory Committee and donors, visit www.justicemaine.org/grants-and-programs/racial-justice-fund. “Grants from the Racial Justice Fund will…Read More

24 February 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Welcome to Our New Board Members

Hallowell, Maine—The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation elected three new Directors at its meetings of September 11 and December 4, 2020. The work of increasing access to justice only happens because of the dedication of attorneys and other Maine people who volunteer their time on nonprofit boards, on state commissions and as pro bono…Read More

19 January 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Former Chief Justices: Maine Must Address Racial Injustice

Maine Voices: Racial Injustice is a Sad Reality and Maine Is No Exception   By Daniel E. Wathen and Leigh Ingalls Saufley – Special to the Portland Press Herald, September 10, 2020. “We the people of Maine, in order to establish justice …” Those are the first words of the preamble of the Maine Constitution.…Read More

21 October 2020, Posted in: Uncategorized