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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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
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
Hallowell, ME – The Maine Justice Foundation has received a generous gift of $50,000 from former Speaker of the House and U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon for the foundation’s Racial Justice Fund. “We are so grateful for this incredible support,” said Michelle Draeger, Executive Director of the foundation. “This gift is a huge investment in…Read More
Founding Donors of our Racial Justice Fund: