Pro Bono News

Nonprofit Maine Community Law Center offers lower-cost legal service (ME)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A new nonprofit hopes to fill gaps in the local legal system by providing lower-cost legal representation to clients and in-the-trenches training for new lawyers.

The Maine Community Law Center opened this fall in Portland with two lawyers who bill on a sliding fee scale. The center is designed to help people who make too much money to qualify for free legal aid but not enough to hire a lawyer at standard fees.