Maine Law gets funding to continue Rural Lawyer Project

From October 23, 2019 – MaineBiz By Renee Cordes The University of Maine School of Law said it has received funding to continue the Rural Lawyer Project, launched in 2017 to improve access to justice in rural communities. Danielle Conway initiated the program during her tenure as dean, in a three-year pilot with funding from the Maine…Read More

31 October 2019, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Law symposium will look at Maine rural lawyer shortage

From March 25, 2019, Mainebiz: The shortage of lawyers in rural Maine will be tackled next month at a symposium hosted by the University of Maine Law School, part of the school’s ongoing effort to address the issue. The “Ensuring Equal Access to Justice in Maine’s Rural Communities Symposium” will include attorneys, judges, doctors and legal scholars.…Read More

25 March 2019, Posted in: Uncategorized

Hallowell lawyer recognized for volunteer legal aid hours

FROM THE KENNEBEC JOURNAL/MORNING SENTINEL BY BETTY ADAMS. View original story here. James A. McKenna III and four others were honored at a Katahdin Counsel award ceremony in Augusta. AUGUSTA — For the third year running, attorney James A. McKenna III received a special award for volunteering five mornings a week with Pine Tree Legal…Read More

7 May 2018, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Law students gear up for busy summer as Rural Practice Fellows

Here is a great article from Mainebiz: Maine Law students gear up for busy summer as Rural Practice Fellows. A three-year Rural Pilot Program launched last year by Maine Law with funding from the Maine Justice Foundation. PHOTO / TIM GREENWAY. Ryan Rutledge, left, and Cameron Goodwin, both students at the University of Maine School…Read More

17 April 2018, Posted in: Uncategorized

Bill Harwood Honored at Muskie Access to Justice Dinner

Last Tuesday Maine’s champions for civil legal aid celebrated the contributions of Bill Harwood, the 2017 honoree at the annual Muskie Access to Justice Dinner. Bill has in the course of a 38-year legal practice represented hundreds of low-income Mainers pro bono, helped put in place key recommendations of Senator Muskie’s Commission on Legal Needs,…Read More

5 June 2017, Posted in: Uncategorized