Maine State Bar Association Reports on Results of “#MeToo” Survey

July 20 and August 8, 2018

In the Maine Lawyers Review November 24, 2017 edition, Nan Heald the executive Director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., published an article describing unprofessional conduct by Maine attorneys directed, for the most part, toward PTLA attorneys. The article prompted frank discussions and a realization of the need for …

8 August 2018, Posted in: JAG News

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

Katahdin Counsel Recognition Ceremonies

May 3 and 4, 2018

Belated Katahdin Counsel recognition ceremonies were held in various locations in Maine on May 3 and 4, 2018 for pro bono legal services rendered through December 30, 2017. The ceremonies, which are usually held in October, were delayed due to an extension of time for service to allow Maine lawyers …

4 May 2018, Posted in: JAG News

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

Access to Justice Day at the Legislature

The Legislature declared April 4, 2018 to be “Access to Justice Day” at the Maine Legislature.

The event included displays and presentations by Maine’s civil legal services providers in the Hall of Flags (and refreshments provided by the Maine Justice Foundation!). Many legislators stopped by to hear about the providers’ efforts to achieve full access …

4 April 2018, Posted in: JAG News

Attorneys Nan Heald and Stan Tupper honored by Maine Justice Foundation; Senator Angus King presents Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award and New Lawyer Award.

The Maine Justice Foundation, at a breakfast event on March 5th 2018, honored two Portland attorneys who exemplify the foundation’s mission to ensure that all Maine people have access to the justice system. Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. presented the Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award to Nan Heald of Pine Tree Legal Assistance …

7 March 2018, Posted in: Press Release