Hallowell lawyer recognized for volunteer legal aid hours


James A. McKenna III and four others were honored at a Katahdin Counsel award ceremony in Augusta.

AUGUSTA — For the third year running, attorney James A. McKenna III received a special award for volunteering five mornings a week with Pine Tree …

7 May 2018, Posted in: Uncategorized

Applications for Coffin Fellowships Open: Apply by October 12, 2018

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. …

23 April 2018, Posted in: Press Release, Uncategorized

Bill Harwood Honored at Muskie Access to Justice Dinner

harwood-portraitLast Tuesday Maine’s champions for civil legal aid celebrated the contributions of Bill Harwood, the 2017 honoree at the annual Muskie Access to Justice Dinner. Bill has in the course of a 38-year legal practice represented hundreds of low-income Mainers pro bono, helped put in place key recommendations of Senator Muskie’s Commission on Legal Needs, …

5 June 2017, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Justice Foundation Receives $1.5 Million under Bank of America Settlement

Diana Scully, executive director of the Maine Justice Foundation, announced that the Foundation has received $1,500,410 from the Bank of America mortgage settlement. The Foundation is one of 56 state-based organizations receiving funds under the settlement.

The settlement addresses legal claims arising from mortgage-related activities by Bank of America and its subsidiaries. As mandated, the …

19 August 2016, Posted in: Uncategorized