Student Loan Project
Welcome to PTLA’s Student Loan Project! We provide free legal services to student loan borrowers. We help people with:
What you need to know before you go to court in Maine
Going to court on your own can be scary, but there are many resources to help you get ready. This article is written for two of the most common kinds of court cases in Maine: -Small claims -Eviction
Tips for Giving Evidence in Court
When you are giving evidence in court, explain exactly what happened in the clearest way you can. You should only talk about what you know. This means what you saw, what you felt, what you heard, and what you did.
What happens if I am charged with a crime in Maine? Can I get a lawyer?
How do I know if my legal issue is "criminal?" In Maine there are three basic kinds of “charges” for “offenses against the state.”
Repaying Federal Student Loans
Federal student loans can be intimidating and confusing. In this article we will explain types of federal student loans, repayment plans and situations, and loan discharge and forgiveness programs.
How to File a Civil Appeal
The Maine Courts post basic instructions about how you can appeal to a higher court if you believe that the lower court"
Military Training Qualifying for a Professional License
Are you a veteran considering applying for a Maine Professional license? Your military training may help! The Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation will consider military training when reviewing applications. This means you may not have to complete certain required training programs.
Maine’s Service Members’ Civil Relief Act
There are two laws the protect service members who will have a hard time participating in a court or administrative proceeding because of their military duties. They are: