Access Justice Today

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

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.


Workers' Rights Legal Clinic
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


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 call:     1-800-442-4293         Mon, 1-3:30 PM and Fri, 9 - 11:30 AM            
 In northern Maine call:   1-888-956-4276       Thursdays 5-7:00 PM and Fridays, 10 AM to Noon

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                                                                           103 Church Street, 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
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 - 4PM 
Wiscasset District Courthouse
32 High Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
Every 1st Tuesday of the month 1-3pm