Other places to find legal help and information:
Maine's free legal information resources
ptla.org is a free legal information website for Maine people.
Another place to start is helpMElaw, a portal for legal resources.
Legal aid programs in Maine
There are several organizations that provide free legal help to people in Maine, mostly to people whose income is low for the number of people they are supporting. Some organizations so help people no matter how much they make. such as people who have experienced abuse or are over age 60. These organizations take only civil cases. They don’t take criminal cases (cases where he person who needs could be sent to jail).
These provides include those listed below. If you are unsure which provider to contact, you can go to helpMElaw to find out.
- Pine Tree Legal Assistance
- Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Legal Services for the Elderly
- Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
If you need to hire an attorney, you may get help finding a local one at:
MLRS - a Lawyer Referral Service for Maine
You may find information regarding the Maine courts and different types of legal issues, as well as forms and procedural guidance, on the Maine court's website here: www.courts.maine.gov
Are you experiencing domestic violence or abuse or know someone who is and who needs help? For free and confidential help, contact the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Need help with food, clothing, shelter, medicine or other services? For a free and confidential referral to local services, contact the Opportunity Alliance through their website at www.opportunityalliance.org or calling 1-877-429-6884.
ABA Home Front
ABA Home Front provides legal information, resources, and a directory of legal programs for veterans, service members, and military families. Programs listed include military legal assistance offices, legal aid and pro bono organizations, lawyer referral and information services, and military-specific programs where available.
ABA Military Pro Bono Project
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys.