Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a 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. Our services range from simple advice and brief service to negotiations and full representation in the most serious cases. To supplement our limited staff capacity, we also provide user-friendly explanations of the law and self-help tools, provide outreach and community education, and work with entities that serve low income people, including social service providers, members of the private bar and the courts.
By federal rules most Pine Tree services are limited to people with household incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines (and below 125% after deductions, such as housing costs). Some of our programs allow higher incomes. If you dont qualify for our help, we will tell you right away.
The Portland office is open to new walk-in clients on:
Mondays 9 a.m. to noon.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon.
You can reach us by phone with your new request for help during these hours:
Mondays noon to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to noon (except for the first Tuesday of the month)
Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon
Serving clients in Cumberland, York, and Sagadahoc counties.
Also, you may contact this office for help if you live in:
Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, or Knox county.
- Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Tuesday closed
- Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Thursday closed
- Friday closed
- Saturday closed
- Sunday closed
Mission Statement: Our mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by Mainers with low incomes.