Brief Introduction

Join the community of attorneys and advocates at Pine Tree Legal Assistance working to increase access to justice for low-income Mainers!

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  • As a Pine Tree volunteer attorney, you can provide services to the veterans’ community, homeowners seeking to avoid foreclosure, individuals facing tax, student loan, and credit card debt, students excluded from school, and tenants facing eviction.

  • As a student intern at one of Pine Tree’s six offices around the state, you can make a significant difference in the lives of community members. Undergraduate and law school internships and externships are available year-round.

  • Volunteers with expertise outside the legal field are also valued.  Clients need assistance from CPAs, enrolled agents, tax consultants, psychiatrists, interpreters, and other professionals.  Pine Tree could also benefit from knowledgeable event planners, and administrative, computer, and web design specialists.


Volunteer Opportunities for Attorneys

Pine Tree welcomes pro bono assistance from attorneys around the state in various practice areas. To support your participation and ensure the best attorney/client interaction, Pine Tree provides malpractice insurance, a small litigation fund, training, and mentoring.

If you would like to volunteer with PTLA, or you are interested in learning more, please get in touch!
Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) is pleased to offer a variety of public service opportunities to undergraduate, postgraduate, and law students.
Community Volunteers
Pine Tree provides, on an as-needed basis, a variety of opportunities for professionals and community members to offer their time and skills in a public service setting.