Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s offices in Portland, Augusta, Lewiston, Bangor, Machias and Presque Isle, Maine are all equipped with videoconferencing capabilities. When not in use by our staff, the videoconferencing facilities can be reserved for use by other nonprofit organizations or private firms. All offices have IP capability; our office in Presque Isle also can be connected to via ISDN.
Join Us and Make a Difference Every Day
Pine Tree Legal Assistance employs a diverse team of individuals, each committed to making our communities more just.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds.
We believe that there should be fairness, justice and equality for all, and, that if we can instill more fairness in our society, there will be less poverty.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance is often an appropriate recipient of cy pres and other court settlement awards.
In late 1965, a young Augusta lawyer named Seward “Pat” Brewster became concerned about the lack of access to justice for all and sought to establish legal aid for the poor. Pat led the effort to create the nation’s first statewide legal services organization and on June 14, 1966, Pine Tree Legal Assistance was incorporated to do just what he envisioned – provide legal information and representation to low-income Mainers.
Giving to Pine Tree Legal Assistance is about believing that everyone deserves equal access to justice and, that if we can instill more fairness in our society, there will be less poverty.
SSI benefits are the benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that come on the 1st of the month. If SSA finds that you have gotten too much money in your SSI benefit, they will send you a Notice of Overpayment.