The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation has elected Bill Harwood of Verrill Dana as President and elected four new Directors: Grady Burns, Jerroll Crouter, Thaddeus Day and Gerald F. Petruccelli. The Foundation, formerly the Maine Bar Foundation, is the state’s leading funder of civil legal aid for poor and vulnerable Mainers. Bill Harwood…Read More
The James M. Roux Fellow for 2018 has been awarded to Scott Dolan of South Portland. Dedicated funding from the Maine Justice Foundation will provide support for Dolan, a student at the University of Maine School of Law, while he works as a legal intern at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic for the summer. Dolan…Read More
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
The 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 Legal Assistance.…Read More
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
The Maine Justice Foundation, at a breakfast event on March 5th 2018, honored two Portland attorneys who exemplify the foundation’s mission to ensure that all Maine people have access to the justice system. …Read More
Nearly 200,000 people face a choice of leaving the U.S. or being deported after Sept. 9, 2019.…Read More
From The Portland Press Herald, staff writer, NOEL K. GALLAGHER. A new program puts aspiring young lawyers in country practices in hopes of increasing access to justice in underserved areas. Click here to read more.…Read More
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
Legislature should fully fund Commission on Indigent Legal Services. The independent state agency is out of money, and it’s the poor of Maine who will ultimately suffer.
BY WILLIAM ROBITZEK, SPECIAL TO THE PRESS HERALD…Read More