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Who We Serve - Maine people with low incomes who need civil legal help.

As of 3/16/2020 All VLP In-Person Clinics and Programs will be closed until further notice. Please use to ask legal questions online. Intake lines will remain open. 

Ask a lawyer a question on our secure website: (Provided through the ABA)


The site will screen you for income - No questions about criminal cases - A volunteer Maine lawyer will answer your question - You will get an email notice if your question gets answered - More than one question is allowed.


To access online legal forms go to and search the type of legal form you need


Workers' Rights Legal Clinic
For information about Workers Rights during Covid-19 click here:
Every Thursday 5-7pm
Location: Southern Maine Workers’ Center: 56 North St. Suite 100 Portland ME 04101
Walk-ins only. Clients will receive a free 1/2 hr consultation with a lawyer.
Interpretation is provided.
On-street parking, Portland Metro Bus #1
The clinic is a collaboration between the Southern Maine Workers' Center and the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project

Small Claims Legal Clinic

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of Every Month; 1:00-3:00pm

Location: Portland District Court 205 Newbury St. Portland ME 04101

Walk-ins only. Clients will receive a free 1/2 hour consultation with a lawyer

Interpretation is provided

On street parking.


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 to speak to a trained interviewer who will ask you questions about your household income and your legal issue.

Family Law Matters:
The VLP is no longer doing telephone intake for family law.  You may go to one of our courthouse family law clinics (see listing below) or check out
For All Other Civil Legal Matters Call Us At:
In Southern Maine Please Call 
Mon, 1-3:30 PM                                           
In Northern Maine Please Call

 Fridays 9-11:30am

Walk-In Clinics Family Law 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.


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


Family law matters include: divorce, parental rights and responsibilities, and modification, enforcement or contempt actions of final divorce or PR&R orders.

Augusta District Courthouse
Court Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME
Every Wednesday
1:00 - 4:00 PM

           Penobscot Judicial Center                                                            78 Exchange St, Bangor, ME 


Every Wednesday
1:00 - 3:00 PM  

                         Belfast District Court                                                                                    11 Market Street Belfast,
                          2nd Floor Belfast, ME 04915


2nd and 4th Monday every month                 
1:00 - 4PM

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
                          Farmington District Courthouse
                          129 Main St, Farmington, ME 04938
Dec 20, Jan 24, Feb 14, March 13, April 10
Portland District Courthouse 
205 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 
Every Thursday
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Ellsworth District Courthouse
50 State St. Ellsworth, ME
2nd & 4th Tuesday
1:00 - 4:00PM
West Bath District Courthouse
101 New Meadows Road, West Bath, ME 
Every Wedensday
1:00 - 4:00PM 
Wiscasset District Courthouse
32 High Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
Every 1st Tuesday of the month