Civil Legal Services Fund Commission
The Maine Civil Legal Services Fund (Fund) was established by the Legislature in1997 as a nonlapsing fund to support civil legal services to persons who otherwise are not able to pay for these services, including low-income people or the needy elderly. The Fund is adminstered by the Supreme Judicial Court, which appoints members of the Commission to oversee the distribution of funds in accordance 4 M.R.S. section 18-A (B).
Related website: Maine Justice Foundation (The Maine Justice Foundation provides in-kind staff support to the Commission for the biennial application process, the annual reporting process by grantees, and the annual submission of reports to the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary.)*
2021 MCLSF Annual Report (PDF)
Term expires January 1, 2023
Paul R. Dumas Jr., Esq.
Term expires January 1, 2024
Angela M. Farrell, Esq.
Term expires March 1, 2024
Sara A. Murphy, Esq.
Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Supreme Judicial Court Liaison
Updated December 13, 2021 (SJC-140)