Bangor has not formally discussed the idea, though it has started to grapple with housing issues through a new committee tasked with drafting potential solutions by the end of the year.
News Story (Maine)
Alex Acquisto, Erin Rhoda
Bangor Daily News
September 24, 2018
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Tags: Funding: State & Local, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) (Maine)
People are better served in court when they have an attorney, but the court benefits, too, said Joe Baldacci, a Bangor attorney who has represented both tenants and landlords, and is himself a landlord. That’s because the unrepresented party often doesn’t understand the procedure and slows down the judge.
“Obviously I think representation would be beneficial not only to the party but the overall system,” he said.