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 Legal Assistance. Coffin Fellowship attorneys work for and are based at Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s Portland office for two years and cases are generally limited to Cumberland County. Stipends are competitive with public interest law salaries and a loan repayment assistance program is available for qualifying candidates. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a brief legal writing sample. The application deadline is October 8, 2021. The Fellowship will begin in September 2022.
Applications for the Coffin Family Law Fellowship should be submitted to: Michelle G. Draeger, Executive Director, Maine Justice Foundation, 40 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347; or email@example.com; 207-622-3477.