Inaugural Grant from LGBTQ Justice Fund Awarded to Maine Equal Justice

The Maine Justice Foundation announced today that the inaugural grant from its LGBTQ Justice Fund has been awarded to Maine Equal Justice to fund a partnership with Maine TransNet, a group that advocates and supports Maine’s transgender community.

Robyn Merrill, executive director of Maine Equal Justice, says “Research and our work in the community makes …

28 October 2019, Posted in: Press Release

Report shows how to fix the broken defense system for Maine’s poor

From the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board, 4/10/19:

Low-income Mainers are not being treated equally before the law.

The U.S. Constitution says every American has the right to legal counsel when the stakes are high.

In practice, however, the 80 percent of defendants who cannot afford an attorney are often left to navigate an adversarial …

11 April 2019, Posted in: Uncategorized

SIS invests in Maine Justice Foundation


SANFORD — SIS Bank has become a Prime Partner in Maine’s “Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts” Program, an initiative that generates an ongoing source of funds to provide civil legal services for individuals and families who cannot afford it.

“The Maine Justice Foundation welcomes SIS Bank as one of our Prime Partners,” …

9 April 2019, Posted in: Press Release

Civil Legal Services Legislative Funding Initiative under Way

The Maine Justice Action Group and Maine civil legal services providers have commenced a major legislative effort to secure funding for civil legal services in Maine. The initiative has been years in planning and preparation. With the guidance of JAG’s legislative advisory committee, and the support of Representative Barbara Cardone of Bangor, a bill (LD …

27 March 2019, Posted in: JAG News