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Legal Services

Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC): In the midst of an increasingly complex and even contentious statewide conversation about who is considered a true “Mainer,” the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition ensures that the voices of the immigrant community are heard. Made up of more than thirty organizations made up of and working on behalf of our immigrant neighbors, MIRC builds power through education, organizing, and advocating for immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity.

www.facebook.com/MEImmigrantRightsCoalition 

565 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101

(207) 797-0967

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services Legal Services: Recognizing that refugee resettlement is a partnership among equals — the refugee, the resettlement agency, and the community — Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services seeks to encourage and support refugees through the process of becoming responsible, self-reliant members of our community.

        http://www.ccmaine.org/refugee-immigration-services/legal-services 

80 Sherman Street Portland, ME 04101

        (207) 781-8550

Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic: a small legal clinic at the University Of Maine School Of Law that represents low-income individuals with legal cases in Southern Maine courts (Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, and Androscoggin counties) for most kinds of civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law matters.

mainelaw.maine.edu/public-service/clac/

246 Deering Avenue Portland, ME 04102

(207) 780-4370

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP): Provides free and low-cost immigration information and legal assistance to low-income Maine residents. ILAP helps Maine's immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens.

www.ilapmaine.org/ • info@ilapmaine.org 

309 Cumberland Avenue Suite 201, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 780-1593 • 1 (800) 497-8505

Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP): Nonprofit legal aid provider, whose mission is to find solutions to poverty and improve the lives of people with low income in Maine. MEJP focuses its work on many of the issues that affect people’s daily lives – access to adequate health care, food and income security, supports for working families, and higher education and training.  

http://www.mejp.org/ 

126 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 626-7058 • 1 (866) 626-7059

Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA): Statewide, non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, free, civil legal assistance to low-income people in Maine. Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are enforced while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice that low-income Mainers face. We are committed to ensuring that all Mainers have access to justice.

http://ptla.org/ 

88 Federal Street Portland, ME 04101

(207) 774-8211

Maine Human Rights Commission: State agency charged with the responsibility of enforcing Maine’s anti-discrimination laws; investigates complaints of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, education, access to public accommodations, extension of credit, and offensive names.

        http://www.maine.gov/mhrc/index.shtml 

51 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333

(207) 624-6290

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project: Legal aid organization that provides free legal information, assistance, and representation to Mainers with low incomes facing civil legal issues.

        http://www.vlp.org/ 

P.O. Box 547 Portland, ME 04112

1 (800) 442-4293

KIDS Legal: Provides legal help for low-income children and youth, including school and education cases, protection from abuse cases, guardianship cases, and emancipation cases.

        http://www.kidslegal.org/ 

P.O. Box 547 Portland, ME 04112

(207) 774-8246 • 1 (866) 624-7787

Maine Legal Services for the Elderly: Provide free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over.

        http://www.mainelse.org/ 

5 Wabon Street Augusta, ME 04330

1 (800) 750-5353