Pine Tree Legal helps over 6,000 clients every year. We cannot help everyone who asks us for help. Sometimes we can’t help because it’s an area of the law we do not do. Sometimes we can’t help because of our funding. We try to help as many people as we can.
4/3/2019 Notice: All PTLA offices will be closed for new clients the week of 4/22 - 4/26.
If you need help with something like a landlord-tenant issue, public benefits (TANF, SNAP, etc.), a debt, or many other common legal issues, use the information below to contact us. Click on the county where you live. We will not be able to help you with criminal or family law cases. Pine Tree Legal Assistance is only able to help people who live in Maine, or have a legal problem in Maine. If you live in another state and you need legal help, contact your local legal aid organization.
Washington and Hancock Counties
Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Waldo Counties
Kennebec, Somerset, Knox, and Lincoln Counties
Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin Counties
Cumberland, York, and Sagadahoc Counties
We may have a statewide specialty unit that can help you with specific issues:
The Family Law and Victim Rights Unit helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking with protection orders, family matters, and related legal issues.
The Foreclosure Unit helps people who could lose their homes to foreclosure. (Call your local office to reach the Foreclosure Unit)
The Native American Unit helps tribal members with most Tribal Court issues and some other issues related to their Native American status.
The Tax Unit helps people with federal tax issues.
The Farmworker Unit helps farmworkers with their legal issues.
Kids Legal helps parents and children with legal and education issues related to minor children, excluding divorce and parental rights.
The Veterans Unit advocates for veterans in Maine, especially around issues of health and homelessness.
The Administrative Office of Pine Tree Legal Assistance supports all six regional offices. It includes the Executive Director and staff responsible for Pine Tree’s financial systems, grants and fundraising, pro bono services, and informational technology. It also manages Pine Tree’s websites, including www.ptla.org, www.statesidelegal.org and www.kidslegal.org.
The Administrative Office does not handle requests for legal assistance.
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 547
Visit Us at Our Presque Isle Office
Fax (207) 764-2455
Visit Us at Our Machias Office13 Cooper Street
Fax (207) 255-8657
Visit Us at Our Bangor Office115 Main Street, 2nd floor
Fax (207) 942-8323
Visit Us at Our Augusta Office39 Green Street
Fax (207) 623-7774
Visit Us at Our Lewiston Office95 Park Street, 3rd Floor
Fax (207) 783-8774
4/3/2019 Notice: The Portland office will be closed for walk-ins the week of 4/15 - 4/19. Our call center will be open.
Visit Us at Our Portland Office88 Federal Street
Fax (207) 828-2300
If you were denied services and believe it was unfair, or if you are a client and have a complaint about PTLA, follow the instructions in our Client Grievance Policy to have your concerns heard.