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
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
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
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.…Read More
The Trump Administration proposed to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and zero out federal funding for civil legal aid. If this cut is implemented, Pine Tree Legal Assistance no longer will be able to help thousands of Mainers who cannot afford the legal help they need when faced with a life-changing situation……Read More
Low-income families, elders and veterans all benefit from the federal Legal Services Corp.…Read More