Community Resources

ILAP is proud to partner with dozens of service providers and community-based organizations across the state who are also committed to advancing Maine’s immigrant communities. This network provides a range of services outside of ILAP’s area of expertise and in towns across the state. Please visit the organizations below to learn more.

 

ACLU of Maine

121 Middle Street #200 Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-5444
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The ACLU of Maine's priority issues include criminal justice reform, reproductive freedom, racial justice, immigrants' rights, LGBTQ rights, women's rights, voting rights, freedom of expression, freedom of speech and religion, and privacy.

 

Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic

59 Exeter Street Portland, ME 04102
(207) 780-4370 or 1 (877) 780-2522
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The Clinic represents low-income individuals with legal cases in Southern Maine courts (Cumberland, and in parts of York, Sagadahoc, and Androscoggin counties) for most kinds of civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law matters.

 

Disability Rights Maine

24 Stone Street #101 Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-2774
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DRM welcomes calls from people with disabilities inquiring about their legal rights. However, DRM does not advise landlords, schools, businesses, or providers of accommodations or services.

 

Help ME Law

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Use HelpMELaw to find people who may be able to help you with a specific legal problem and information about laws that affect you.

 

Legal-Ease

198 Maine Mall Road South Portland, Maine 04106
(207) 805-0055
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Civil lawsuits & personal injury, criminal law, employment law, elder law & asset planning, family law, real estate, wills, trusts & probate, and small business issues. Open every day. 

 

Legal Services for the Elderly

5 Wabon Street Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-1797 or 1 (800) 750-5353
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LSE helps elders 60 and older with the following: consumer problems, MaineCare issues, Medicare, long term care, pension and retirement benefits, housing, public benefits, advance health care directives, financial powers of attorney, physical and financial abuse and other civil (non-criminal) matters.

Maine Business Immigrant Coalition

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MeBIC is dedicated to providing information, education and advocacy on immigration and related issues from the business and economic perspective.

 

Maine Community Law Center

75 Pearl St., Suite 470 Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 482-3832
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Family law, wills and trusts, probate/elderly law, business, and appellate. Provides services for those who make too much money for legal aid, but not enough to pay for a full-priced lawyer.

 

Maine Equal Justice Partners

126 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-7058
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Maine Equal Justice focuses its work on many of the issues that affect people’s daily lives – access to adequate health care, housing, transportation and childcare; food and income security; and higher education and training.

Maine Human Rights Commission

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

Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

(207) 517-3404
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MIRC works to improve the legal, social and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s immigrants - enhancing their lives while strengthening Maine - through advocacy, information sharing and collaboration both through and among our member organizations. 

Maine State Bar Association Lawyer Referral

1 (800) 860-1460
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They charge a $25 fee for referrals to a wide range of legal issues, statewide.

 

Pine Tree Legal Assistance

88 Federal Street Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-8211
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Housing issues, welfare benefit problems, tax problems, domestic violence, MaineCare services, poverty tax abatements, education issues, consumer problems, problems with DHHS & child support, job training, civil legal problems.  Kids Legal (through Pine Tree): school & juvenile issues. PTLA cannot help with criminal cases or traffic violations.

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project

(207) 774-4348 or 1 (800) 442-4293
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Family law matters, consumer law, benefits, personal injury, real estate and tax law. VLP cannot help with criminal problems, drunk driving and traffic violations.