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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

Maine Justice Foundation Awards 2022 Howard H. Dana Award to Barbara Cardone

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to honor Barbara Cardone with the 2022 Howard H. Dana Award. The Maine Justice Foundation presents the Howard H. Dana Jr. Award annually to a Maine lawyer to recognize significant contributions to enhance access to civil legal assistance to economically vulnerable Mainers and outstanding service in the advancement of…Read More

1 February 2023, Posted in: Press Release

William Cotter to Speak at Bar Fellows Lunch and Learn

Augusta, ME – On October 19, 2022, William Cotter, the former President and Professor of Constitutional Law at Colby College, will discuss two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In Dobbs, the Court voted 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi policy banning most abortions after…Read More

26 September 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Justice Foundation Awards Grants to Seven Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

Hallowell, ME – The Maine Justice Foundation has awarded seven grants from its Racial Justice Fund to seven Maine groups for 2022. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge social, systemic, and economic solutions that will address racism and inequities in our culture, organizations, and…Read More

17 August 2022, Posted in: Featured, 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