The need in Maine for pro bono legal services is vast. Approximately one third of all Mainers are low-income and qualify for legal services. Most people who request an attorney have a serious legal issue that affects daily life, including family relationships, health and safety concerns, and basic necessities such as food and shelter.
The VLP acts as a nexus, connecting pro bono attorneys with Maine people who would otherwise be dealing with a civil legal issue on their own. The VLP conducts an eligibility intake with every potential client and then refers them to a pro bono attorney, clinic, self-help materials or other pro bono resource.
VLP SUPPORT FOR PRO BONO
Malpractice Insurance: The VLP provides primary malpractice insurance for your pro bono case.
Litigation Fund: The VLP maintains a small litigation fund to reimburse attorneys for pro bono case costs when the client is unable to pay them.
Training: The VLP provides free CLE trainings for our clinics and court panels.
Mentoring: The VLP will match you with an experienced attorney in a variety of legal areas to assist you with substantive legal questions or the strategic management of your case.
Staff Support: If you are having trouble working with your client or have questions about your client's eligibility, our staff is here to help you.
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