Civil Legal Services Legislative Funding Initiative under Way

The Maine Justice Action Group and Maine civil legal services providers have commenced a major legislative effort to secure funding for civil legal services in Maine. The initiative has been years in planning and preparation. With the guidance of JAG’s legislative advisory committee, and the support of Representative Barbara Cardone of Bangor, a bill (LD …

27 March 2019, Posted in: JAG News

Maine Civil Legal Service Providers to Attend Implicit Bias Conference

October 2018

The Maine civil legal services providers, staff and attorneys, acting in cooperation and collaboration with each other (as they consistently do), will be attending an educational program on implicit bias in October. The training will enhance the quality and efficiency of their work with Maine’s neediest populations.…

27 August 2018, Posted in: JAG News

Maine State Bar Association Reports on Results of “#MeToo” Survey

July 20 and August 8, 2018

In the Maine Lawyers Review November 24, 2017 edition, Nan Heald the executive Director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., published an article describing unprofessional conduct by Maine attorneys directed, for the most part, toward PTLA attorneys. The article prompted frank discussions and a realization of the need for …

8 August 2018, Posted in: JAG News

Katahdin Counsel Recognition Ceremonies

May 3 and 4, 2018

Belated Katahdin Counsel recognition ceremonies were held in various locations in Maine on May 3 and 4, 2018 for pro bono legal services rendered through December 30, 2017. The ceremonies, which are usually held in October, were delayed due to an extension of time for service to allow Maine lawyers …

4 May 2018, Posted in: JAG News

Access to Justice Day at the Legislature

The Legislature declared April 4, 2018 to be “Access to Justice Day” at the Maine Legislature.

The event included displays and presentations by Maine’s civil legal services providers in the Hall of Flags (and refreshments provided by the Maine Justice Foundation!). Many legislators stopped by to hear about the providers’ efforts to achieve full access …

4 April 2018, Posted in: JAG News