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Who We Serve - Our federal and state funders require that our services assist low-income Mainers most in need of legal aid.

Self-Help Legal Information - Pine Tree Legal Assistance has compiled a helpful collection of educational materials to help you better understand your legal issue and the processes involved.

Access the PTLA Legal Help Library.                    Access our Legal Terms to Know glossary. 

  Call Us

Call our intake line at 1-800-442-4293 to speak to a trained interviewer who will ask you questions about your household income and your legal issue.


Family Law Matters:
Wednesday, Friday
9:00 - 11:30 AM
All Other Legal Matters:
Tuesday, Thursday
1:00 - 3:30 PM

Write Us

You may write to us requesting legal assistance. In your letter please include your name, mailing address, phone number, the best time to reach you on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and a brief description of your legal problem. Please do not include any legal documents.

Also please note whether it is safe to write to you at your mailing address and if it is safe to leave a message at the phone number you provide.

Volunteer Lawyers Project
P.O. Box 547
Portland, ME 04112

Walk-In Clinics

Come to one of the following District Courts for our Courthouse
Assistance Project (CHAP) where volunteer attorneys will provide you with advice and assistance on family law matters. Family law matters include: divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, and modification, enforcement or contempt actions of final divorce or PR&R orders.

Assistance provided by volunteer attorneys is limited to brief consultations at the walk-in clinics.

Augusta District Courthouse
Court Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME
Every Wednesday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Biddeford District Courthouse 
25 Adams Street, Biddeford, ME 
Every Friday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Lewiston District Courthouse 
71 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 
Every Thursday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Portland District Courthouse 
205 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 
Every Thursday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Calais District Courthouse
382 South St. Suite B 
Calais, ME
1st Tuesday of even numbered months  
1:00 PM
Ellsworth District Courthouse
50 State St. Ellsworth, ME
2nd & 4th Tuesday
1:00 PM
Machias District Courthouse
85 Court St. 
Machias, ME
1st Thursday of odd numbered months 
1:00 PM
Penobscot NationTribal Court
12 Wabanaki Way
Indian Island, ME 
Last Tuesday of the month
9:00 am