Augusta, ME – 2023 looks to be another challenging year for Mainers. Skyrocketing inflation, an uncertain economic future, an ongoing housing crisis and more factors continue to push more at-risk individuals into a tight spot. Maine’s civil legal aid providers help as many as they can, but resources don’t allow them to help everybody.
The Campaign for Justice, the annual fundraising campaign to the Maine Bar, aims to ease the gap between existing need for civil legal aid and current funding. Since 2004, the Campaign for Justice has worked collaboratively with Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and Volunteer Lawyers Project to raise money from local attorneys and judges.
The 2023 Campaign kicks off this spring with a goal to raise $660,000 this year. As an endeavor that is almost entirely volunteer led with a team of over fifty people, it will be a tremendous effort. The Campaign is pleased to announce its leadership team for 2023:
Tim Pease is a partner at Rudman Winchell in Bangor. Tim has over twenty years of experience representing clients in areas like labor, employment, land use, and environmental issues. In his many years of practice, Tim has been general counsel to multiple counties, municipalities, and the regional electric utility.
Tim is a Maine native who graduated from the University of Maine. After completing his undergraduate degree, he served in the Air Force before earning his law degree from the University of Seattle.
David Abramson is counsel at Verrill in Portland. David is a talented litigator known for his work in family law, where he focuses on areas like custody and equitable division of assets. David also works in the sports law arena, where he has represented dozens of athletes in contract negotiations and endorsements.
David is a certified Player Agent with the MLB Players Association. He also serves as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and as a founding member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators.
Please welcome Tim and David to the Campaign for Justice team.