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

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…Read More

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…Read More

9 September 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Justice Foundation Relocates Offices

August 26 – The Maine Justice Foundation has relocated to 124 State Street, Augusta, Maine, 04330. Any correspondence sent to the previous address will be automatically forwarded to the new location. We look forward to serving you from our new offices!…Read More

30 August 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized

Maine Justice Foundation Awards the Access to Justice Tax Credit

Hallowell, ME, August 16 – The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of a tax credit from the Access to Justice Tax Credit Program. In an effort to encourage lawyers to provide services to underserved areas of our State, the Legislature enacted the Access to Justice Tax Credit Program. Starting in…Read More

16 August 2022, Posted in: Uncategorized

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

MJF Board Member Bill Harwood Unanimously Supported as Public Advocate

From The Office of Governor Janet T. Mills: Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology’s unanimous vote to recommend the approval of attorney William Harwood of Yarmouth as the state’s Public Advocate. With today’s vote, the Maine State Senate will consider his nomination.…Read More

11 January 2022, Posted in: Press Release

NEW: Notice of Public Meeting of Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission

Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission Notice of Public Meeting On September 13, 2021, the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission (“Commission”) held a duly noticed public hearing and adopted a Remote and Hybrid Meeting Policy, found at https://justicemaine.org/wp-content/uploads/MCLSFC-Remote-Meeting-Policy-9.13.21.pdf. Citing CDC health data reflecting significant increases in both the community transmission rate and spread of…Read More

14 September 2021, Posted in: Uncategorized