Portland Press Herald (Maine)


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Primary geographic focus: Maine
Organization type(s): Media


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News Story

Program enables poor to more easily file for bankruptcy

Edward D. Murphy
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
January 17, 2018
Financial protection could reach more people with program that combines free online technology and training.

News Story

Maine school moves to reverse shortage of rural lawyers

Noel K. Gallagher
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
October 22, 2017
A new program puts aspiring young lawyers in country practices in hopes of increasing access to justice in underserved areas.

Feature

When debtors’ prisons in Maine flouted justice, Pine Tree emerged as a legal ally

Colin Woodard
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
October 1, 2017
The group that for 50 years has helped low-income Mainers and ended archaic practices in the state now faces cuts to federal funds.

Op-Ed

Civil legal aid programs extend ‘justice for all’ to Maine’s most vulnerable

Kevin Hancock, Nan Heald
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
June 5, 2017
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is such a lifeline, but its federal funding source is imperiled by budget cuts.

Editorial

Justice for all depends on Maine’s legal aid providers

Portland Press Herald (Maine)
April 12, 2017
Helping the poor with housing, health care and other civil issues pays off for the community – so it should get more support.

Op-Ed

Trump plan to gut civil legal aid would have devastating impact on Mainers

William Robitzek
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
March 29, 2017
Low-income families, elders and veterans all benefit from the federal Legal Services Corp.

News Story

Demand for housing in Portland leads to mass eviction in Parkside

Randy Billings
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
February 23, 2016
A company that plans to renovate a Grant Street apartment complex is forcing out dozens 
of tenants, many low-income or mentally disabled, into a very high-priced market.

News Story

Nonprofit Maine Community Law Center offers lower-cost legal service

Edward D. Murphy
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
November 12, 2015
A new nonprofit hopes to fill gaps in the local legal system by providing lower-cost legal representation to clients and in-the-trenches training for new lawyers.

Op-Ed

Maine Voices: We must work together to ensure justice truly is for all in Maine

Andrew Mead
Portland Press Herald (Maine)
March 17, 2014
Oped by a Maine supreme court justice who chairs the state's access to justice commission. He notes that many citizens, including middle class, are pro se and JAG tries to help them all.



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