Maine lawyers volunteer to make legal aid available online

Called Free Legal Answers Maine, the service is designed to function as a virtual legal clinic where those who qualify can post legal questions to a website where volunteer lawyers will respond with information or advice.

News Story (Maine)

Kate Irish Collins
Forecaster (ME)
October 23, 2017

Tags: Pro Bono, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP)


Juliet Holmes-Smith, executive director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project, said Free Legal Answers Maine is part of a nationwide effort by the American Bar Association to use technology to expand access to much-needed legal services.

A kick-off event for Free Legal Answers Maine was planned Tuesday at the Portland Public Library. A second event is planned Thursday in Bangor.