Economic Impact of Civil Legal Aid Services in Maine

A new study shows services provided by six core legal aid providers to low-income individuals and households in Maine have a positive economic impact on the State. The providers include the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Maine School of Law, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Pine Tree Legal Assistance.…Read More

27 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Legal Services Corporation Funding At Risk

The Maine Justice Foundation has learned from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the American Bar Association that there is a hit list of programs that President Trump might eliminate to trim domestic spending, including the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Maine’s recipient of LSC funds is Pine Tree Legal Assistance. In 2016, 24%…Read More

22 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Welcome to our new Development Director!

The Maine Justice Foundation is very pleased to announce that Mathew (Matt) Scease of Hallowell, Maine is our new Development Director. A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, Matt has more than 15 years of development experience. For the past 10 years, he served as Associate Director of Philanthropy (formerly Major Gifts Director)…Read More

16 February 2017, Posted in: Our Work

Justice for all LGBT Mainers? Not yet…

But with your help, we can make it happen for LGBT people. Imagine having your house, your health benefits or even your children taken away. You feel helpless. You don’t know what to do or where to turn for help. Now imagine you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Your situation just became more difficult…Read More

1 September 2016, Posted in: Featured

Maine Justice Foundation Receives $1.5 Million under Bank of America Settlement

Diana Scully, executive director of the Maine Justice Foundation, announced that the Foundation has received $1,500,410 from the Bank of America mortgage settlement. The Foundation is one of 56 state-based organizations receiving funds under the settlement. The settlement addresses legal claims arising from mortgage-related activities by Bank of America and its subsidiaries. As mandated, the…Read More

19 August 2016, Posted in: Uncategorized

Join Us and Help Launch Our LGBT Justice Fund!

Finding Legal Services for the LGBT Community Is Getting a Little Easier!  Please join Congressman and Gay Rights Advocate Barney Frank and the Maine Justice Foundation (MJF) to launch MJF’s New LGBT Justice Fund, which will provide funding for nonprofit organizations that address the civil legal aid needs of low-income and vulnerable LGBT people. WHEN:…Read More

16 July 2016, Posted in: Press Release

Special Opportunity for Giving!

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed a tax bill that made the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent. This allows people aged 70-1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to a charity……Read More

13 June 2016, Posted in: Our Work, Press Release