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
Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission:
Announcement of Applications for 2018 and 2019 and Notice of Public Meeting
The Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission will make funding determinations for eligible civil legal service providers for 2018 and 2019 on the basis of written applications. …Read More
The following article ran in Maine Voices in the Maine Sunday Telegram on 6/4/17. The Maine Justice Foundation aims to help protect those who face additional barriers, even within systems to help them. BY ARNIE MACDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TELEGRAM The motto “Equal Justice for All” engraved on our Supreme Court building is fundamental to America’s exceptional…Read More