Maine Justice Action Group (JAG)

Maine's access to justice commission. An ad hoc working group led by representatives from the state and federal judiciary, with representatives from various sectors.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Maine
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: JAG
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The Justice Action Group (JAG) serves as Maine’s access to justice commission and provides leadership to the various groups working toward “equal access to justice” in Maine. JAG is supported by funding from the Bar Foundation, Maine State Bar Association, the judiciary, and other grants. An ad hoc working group, JAG is led by representatives from the state and federal judiciary and includes representatives from various sectors.


News Story

Study: Civil Legal Aid for Poor Has Broad Economic Impact

Mal Leary
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
April 4, 2017
A newly-released study has found that civil legal aid in Maine has an economic impact of about $105 million a year.


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.


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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