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The Maine Justice Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to civil justice for low-income and vulnerable Mainers by providing charitable investment opportunities to individuals, families and organizations as well as grants to support civil legal aid and other related initiatives, education and services. Our belief that "Fairness Matters" drives our mission of supporting the legal advocates who are working on the front lines every day. Read More

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MJF News

MJF Seeks a New Development Director

Overview: Founded in 1983, the Maine Justice Foundation (formerly, the Maine Bar Foundation) exists to promote and support access to civil justice for poor and vulnerable Mainers who need but cannot pay for legal services to address life-changing civil legal matters. Among Maine’s top 20 most active foundations in terms of assets and giving, the…Read More

27 October 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

NEW: Notice of Public Meeting of Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Notice of Public Meeting On September 13, 2021, the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission (“Commission”) held a duly noticed public hearing and adopted a Remote and Hybrid Meeting Policy, found at https://justicemaine.org/wp-content/uploads/MCLSFC-Remote-Meeting-Policy-9.13.21.pdf. Citing CDC health data reflecting significant increases in both the community transmission rate and spread of…Read More

14 September 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

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Founding Donors of our Racial Justice Fund:

Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation

Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation

HM Payson

HM Payson

Cross Insurance

Cross Insurance

Verrill

Verrill

R.M. Davis

R.M. Davis

Preti Flaherty

Preti Flaherty

Pierce Atwood

Pierce Atwood

Northern Light Health

Northern Light Health

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare

Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare

Hannaford

Hannaford

Hancock Lumber

Hancock Lumber

Gorham Savings Bank

Gorham Savings Bank

F.L. Putnam

F.L. Putnam

Eaton Peabody

Eaton Peabody

Drummond Woodsum

Drummond Woodsum

Birchbrook

Birchbrook

Central Maine Power

Central Maine Power

Bernstein Shur

Bernstein Shur

Bangor Savings Bank

Bangor Savings Bank

Baker Newman Noyes

Baker Newman Noyes

AT&T

AT&T

Androscoggin Bank

Androscoggin Bank

AARP Maine

AARP Maine