Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Applications Open for 2022-2023

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Announcement of Applications for 2022 and 2023 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 2022 and 2023 on the basis of written applications. The Application Packet is available on the following …

28 June 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Applications Are Now Closed for the Foundation’s Racial Justice Fund

The Maine Justice Foundation has started the inaugural grant cycle for its Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation’s deadline for applications for grants of up to $10,000 closed on Wednesday, March 10. For a full description of the Racial Justice Fund and its Advisory Committee and donors, visit

“Grants from the Racial Justice Fund …

24 February 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Welcome to Our New Board Members

Hallowell, Maine—The Board of the Maine Justice Foundation elected three new Directors at its meetings of September 11 and December 4, 2020.

The work of increasing access to justice only happens because of the dedication of attorneys and other Maine people who volunteer their time on nonprofit boards, on state commissions and as pro bono

19 January 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized

Now Accepting Applications for the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship

The Frank M. 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 …

8 September 2020, Posted in: Our Work, Uncategorized

In Memoriam: Juliet C. Holmes Smith

The sudden loss of Juliet Holmes-Smith on August 14 was stunning and tragic. As an attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance and later the founding Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Juliet spent a career fighting for Maine’s vulnerable – especially for those escaping domestic abuse. Juliet possessed a perfect balance of fortitude and …

20 August 2020, Posted in: Uncategorized