Legal Aid Resources in Maine

The Maine State Bar Association sponsors the Lawyer Referral Service for a referral to and up to 30 minutes’ consult with a qualified, local lawyer for $35. After initial consultation, you can hire the lawyer at the fee or rate you and the lawyer agree on. Learn more on the Maine State Bar Association's Lawyers Referral web page here:

Free Legal Aid

The list below is an overview of the areas of law covered by each of Maine's severn core non-profit legal aid providers. Contact the provider directly to see if you qualify for their services.

More about Maine's civil legal aid organizations can be found on the Maine Justice Foundation website at:

Printable chart of legal aid resources in Maine (PDF).

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 Maine Elders
(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