Legal Aid Resources in Maine

Maine State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service: (800) 860-1460 or visit:

The Maine State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service charges a $25 administrative fee, and referred attorneys will not charge for the first half-hour of a consultation. After the first half-hour, standard legal fees may apply. Everyone is eligible for this service.

The list below is an overview of the areas of law covered by each legal aid provider. Contact the provider directly to see if you qualify for their services.

Learn more about Maine's seven core non-profit providers of civil legal aid on the Maine Justice Foundation website at:

Printable version of Legal Aid Resources in Maine

Agency Eligibility Benefits (TANF & food stamps) Debtor Issues & Bankruptcy Divorce & Family Law Domestic Violence Eviction & Tenant Issues Employment Issues Foreclosure & Other Housing Healthcare Immigration & Citizenship Issues Youth Issues Other Civil Legal Issues

Disability Rights Maine
(800) 452-1948

People with disabilities; D/deaf or hard of hearing




Immigrant Legal Advocacy
(800) 497-8505




Legal Services for the Elderly
(800) 750-5353

60 or older; Medicare help for everyone



Maine Equal Justice Partners (866) 626-7059




Pine Tree Legal Assistance (Phone numbers & hours)




Volunteer Lawyers Project
(800) 442-4293




University of Maine Law School: Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
(877) 780-2522

Low-income; Representation by student attorneys