More Legal Help in Maine
Other Maine organizations are also able to provide legal information and assistance in some cases. To find out which of these groups, or others, may be able to help you, please use our HelpMeLaw Search Page.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance represents people of low income in many civil cases. Pine Tree has offices in Portland, Augusta, Lewiston, Bangor, Machias and Presque Isle. Pine Tree offices have TTY capability and access to Language Line translation services.
Legal Services for the Elderly helps socially and economically needy Maine seniors age 60 and over in many civil (non-criminal) cases. LSE has offices in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland and Presque Isle, as well as a state-wide toll-free Hotline (voice, TTY and language line translation services). All of LSE's services are free and confidential.
The Disability Rights Center helps people with problems related to a disability. The Disability Rights Center has an office in Augusta and a state-wide toll free phone number (voice and tty).
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Program (ILAP) helps people of low income with immigration law and related issues for for free or low fees. ILAP sees clients by appointment in Portland and Lewiston and also has walk-in consultations in Portland on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ILAP serves people state-wide and can be reached by telephone through its toll-free number.
The Maine Civil Liberties Union provides legal assistance to people whose constitutional rights may have been violated or who have been the victim of illegal discrimination. The MCLU also has a prisoners rights project. Its cooperating attorneys do not charge their MCLU clients attorney's fees. The MCLU has only one office, in Portland, but takes cases from all over the state.
The Maine Lawyer Referral and Information Service refers callers to lawyers willing to provide free half-hour consultations. The Lawyer Referral Service charges a $25 fee and has a toll free phone number to its Augusta office.
The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, a program of the University of Maine School of Law, is a small legal services provider, in which clients are represented by "Student Attorneys," third-year law students specially licensed by the state and federal courts to provide legal services to clients of low income. The Student Attorneys practice under the supervision of fully-licensed attorney faculty members. The Clinic represents eligible individuals with legal cases in Southern Maine courts for most types of civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law matters.