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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

Apply to the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship; deadline for applications is October 7, 2022

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. Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Project supports attorneys based in the Portland, Maine offices of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.…Read More

13 May 2022, Posted in: Featured, Our Work, Uncategorized

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

Justice Action Group Presents Rural Access to Justice Summit

September 9, 2022 – Maine’s Justice Action Group is pleased to announce that it will present a Rural Access to Justice Summit on October 26, 2022. This Summit will convene participants from the judicial branch, rural practitioners, the University of Maine School of Law, the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and others to discuss the need…Read More

9 September 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized

Apply to the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship; deadline for applications is October 7, 2022

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. Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Project supports attorneys based in the Portland, Maine offices of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.…Read More

13 May 2022, Posted in: Featured, Our Work, 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