Maine Justice Foundation Seeks Applicants For The 2023 Hancock/Washington County Legal Aid ESO Fund Grant

Hallowell, ME, June 13 – The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the Hancock/Washington County Legal Aid ESO Fund 2023 Grant Cycle. The Foundation will accept applications from June 13- July 15, 2022. The application form can be found online at https://www.grantinterface.com/sl/e9Psuu [Link will be live at 10:00 AM, Monday,…Read More

9 June 2022, Posted in: Our Work, 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

Sara Gideon Makes $50,000 Gift to Maine Justice Foundation for Racial Justice and Equity

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

14 July 2021, Posted in: Our Work, Uncategorized

Maine Justice Foundation Announces New Executive Director

“After a national search, the Board of the Maine Justice Foundation has unanimously and enthusiastically selected Michelle Giard Draeger to serve as our new executive director,” announced Foundation President William S. Harwood. “She has the skills and abilities essential to leading the Foundation into the future and advancing our mission of ensuring access to justice…Read More

22 April 2020, Posted in: Our Work, Press Release, Uncategorized

Legal Aid Providers Respond to COVID-19

The need for civil legal aid is increasing, and under difficult conditions Maine’s legal aid providers are responding to COVID-19. Evictions: Imagine, in the disruption and uncertainty of the last two weeks, being evicted and needing to find a new apartment in just a few days. Residents of an Augusta rental property say they were…Read More

8 April 2020, Posted in: Our Work

Maine Justice Foundation welcomes growing bank support for legal aid

From Mainebiz, 4/18/19, by Renee Cordes: The Maine Justice Foundation said Sanford-based SIS Bank has signed on as a prime partner in a program to fund six providers of legal aid in the state. Since Maine’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program was set up in the mid-1980s, it has generated more than $27 million. Under the…Read More

22 April 2019, Posted in: Our Work