For twenty-three years, the Coffin Family Law Fellowship has played a pivotal role in ensuring access to justice in Maine. Named after Frank M. Coffin, Senior Judge on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fellowship supports attorneys to provide legal representation in family law matters to clients who have qualified for pro bono assistance through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Coffin Fellowship attorneys work for two years at Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s Portland office 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, an official law school transcript, references, and a brief legal writing sample. The application deadline is October 6, 2023. The Fellowship will begin in September 2024.
Applications for the Coffin Family Law Fellowship should be submitted to:
Michelle G. Draeger, Executive Director, Maine Justice Foundation, 124 State Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330; or firstname.lastname@example.org; 207-622-3477.