Civil Legal Aid in Danger

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

12 April 2017, Posted in: Our Work

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