Kate Harwood to Speak at Bar Fellows Lunch & Learn

Intro to AI: Large Language Models. 

Join the Maine Justice Foundation and Kate Harwood on May 30 at 11:30AM to learn about LLMs like ChatGPT, how they work, and how you can get the most out of them.

Kate Harwood is currently working with the New York Times’ R&D team to integrate state-of-the-art large language …

13 May 2024, Posted in: Uncategorized

Zohra Ahmed to Speak at Bar Fellows Lunch & Learn

Augusta, ME – On October 11, 2023 Zohra Ahmed will discuss Social Movements Pushing for Criminal Justice Reform

Zohra Ahmed is an assistant professor of law at the University of Georgia, where she teaches courses related to criminal law, prisons, and social movements. She has worked as a public defender in Manhattan, and as a …

2 October 2023, Posted in: Uncategorized

Update: Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Announcement of Applications for 2024 and 2025

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Announcement of Applications for 2024 and 2025
and Notice of Public Meeting

It has come to our attention that the previously posted application from the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission for funding for civil legal service providers for 2024 and 2025 contained a discrepancy with the statutory eligibility …

28 August 2023, Posted in: Uncategorized

Notice of Public Meeting of Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Announcement of Applications for 2024 and 2025
and Notice of Public Meeting

Application Packet
The Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission will make funding determinations for eligible civil legal service providers for 2024 and 2025 on the basis of written applications. The Application Packet is available on the following …

30 June 2023, Posted in: Uncategorized

Bill Harwood and Margaret Groban to speak at Bar Fellows Lunch & Learn

The Second Amendment

Join Bill Harwood and Margaret Groban for a Lunch & Learn event on the second amendment.

This presentation will discuss the legal landscape surrounding the Second Amendment and how that landscape has recently changed dramatically since the issuance of seminal Supreme Court cases.

Bill Harwood

After 42 years of private practice, William …

19 May 2023, Posted in: Uncategorized

Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship

For twenty-three years, the Coffin Family Law Fellowship has played a pivotal role in ensuring access to justice in Maine. Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fellowship supports attorneys to provide legal representation in family law matters to clients who have qualified for pro bono assistance …

4 May 2023, Posted in: Uncategorized

James E. Tierney to Speak at Bar Fellows Lunch & Learn

Augusta, ME – On March 8, 2023 Harvard Law School lecturer and former Maine Attorney General James E. Tierney will discuss how state attorneys general are impacting our nation’s legal landscape.

Although all attorneys general continue to provide daily legal services to government, each office also possesses broad jurisdiction and discretion along with a sweeping …

2 March 2023, Posted in: 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 …

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 …

9 September 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized