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Maine Criminal Records
The State Bureau of Identification offers a fee-based search for criminal history and juvenile crime information by name and date of birth.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Superior and District Court Quarterly Schedules
View hearing schedules for Superior and District Courts for the current quarter by region.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Maine Attorney General opinions from 2003 - 2013.
Business and Consumer Court Orders and Decisions
View and search opinions, orders, and decisions of the Maine Business and Consumer Court.
Self help, legal research, general information
Adult and Family Drug Court
View information about Drug Treatment Court, which can set up treatment programs and reduce sentences for individual and parental substance abuse offenders. Drug Court operates in Androscoggin, Hancock, Penobscot, Washington and York Counties and in Portland District Court.
Legal information is available in several languages on a variety of topics, including Housing, Family, Employment, Education, Consumer, Public Benefits, Health Care, Taxes, Veterans and Military, and Civil Rights law. General Court information is also provided, including procedural and legal assistance.
Search Maine Revised Statutes by keyword, title, or section number. Click LIST OF TITLES in the left column to browse by title, chapter, and section.
The HelpMELaw website offers information for people who do not have attorneys, including links to legal assistance, legal services, lawyer referral services, and other resources.
Traffic Violation Information
View information about traffic violations, including answers to frequently asked questions, definitions of terms, and payment options.
Small Claims Court Information
View information about small claims cases in Maine District Courts, with links to laws, forms, and additional online resources. Links to a Small Claims Guide and forms are in the left column.
Domestic Violence Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about domestic violence, domestic abuse and the Protection Order process in Maine. In addition, there are links to agencies and programs for further legal assistance.
Child Support Services
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services offers information about child support services, including paternity, online payments, and other resources related to child support.
Business and Consumer Court
View information about the statewide court division that handles certain business and consumer cases. Links to forms and answers to frequently asked questions are in the left column.
Maine Bar Association Legal Information Links
The Lawyer Referral Service of the Maine Bar Association provides links to information on a variety of legal topics for the public.
Maine Court Rules
View current and proposed Court Rules.
View information about representing yourself in Maine courts. Links to a Citizen's Guide to the Courts, legal resources, and frequently asked questions are in the left column.
Help Guides and Handbooks
The Maine Judicial Branch provides a Citizens Guide to the Maine Courts, a Guide to Protection from Abuse and Harassment Actions, a Guide to Small Claims Proceedings in the Maine District Court, and several family law publications.
Family Division Information
View information about Family Division of the District Court, including child protective cases, guardians ad litem, divorce, juvenile cases, publications, and rules.
State Law Library
View information about the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, including contacts, hours, available resources and services, and an online catalog.
Equal Justice Partners Information
Maine Equal Justice Partners provides assistance and advocacy for low-income residents dealing with health care, public assistance, education, employment and immigration issues.
Disability Rights Resource Guides
The Disability Rights Center of Maine offers publications on various aspects of the rights of the disabled.
Executive Clemency Information
View information about commutations of sentences and pardons of criminal convictions in Maine, including answers to frequently asked questions and a downloadable application for clemency.
District Court Civil Case Information
View information about the types of civil cases heard in Maine District Courts, and general information about civil procedure.
District Court Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal procedure in Maine District Courts.
View information about Forcible Entry and Detainer Actions (eviction) in Maine District Courts.
Mental Health Commitments
View information about involuntary mental health commitment procedures in Maine District Courts.
View information about protection orders in Maine District Courts, including types of orders, a downloadable guide, and links to additional online resources.
View information about the Foreclosure Diversion Program, which arranges mediation between homeowners and lenders. Links to forms and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Glossary of Legal Terms and Acronyms
View definitions of common legal terms and acronyms.
County and Online Law Libraries
View information about local law libraries and online library resources. Links to locations and online resources are in the left column.
Crime Victim Help
The Maine Department of Corrections offers information about services available to crime victims, including notification, assistance with harassment problems, a prisoner and probationer search, address confidentiality, and victims' compensation.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence offers resources to victims, including a 24-hour hotline, referrals and information about temporary shelter and housing, resource centers, court assistance, safety planning and support services.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Maine, including state agencies offering housing counseling services, a toll-free hotline, and links to legal assistance.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Lawyer Referral Service
View information about lawyer referral services offered by the Maine Bar Association.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar offers instructions for filing a complaint against a lawyer, information about fee disputes, and downloadable complaint and fee dispute forms.
Court Appointed Lawyers
View information from the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services on how to apply for a court appointed lawyer and the types of cases for which the Commission provides lawyers.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Pine Tree Legal Assistance offers free civil legal help to low-income residents, as well as information about various legal topics, downloadable legal forms and links to other legal assistance organizations.
Find a Volunteer Lawyer
The Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project provides help with family law, consumer law, benefits, personal injury, real estate, and tax law matters for low-income residents.
Find Legal Help for Seniors
Legal Services for the Elderly provides free legal help with consumer and health care matters for low-income Maine seniors.
Find Legal Help for the Disabled
The Disability Rights Center provides free legal help for residents with disabilities.
Find Legal Help for Immigrants
The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project provides free or low-cost legal help for immigration matters.
Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability
The Maine Judicial Branch provides information about the Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability, including instructions on filing a complaint against a judge.
Maine Bar Discipline Decisions
View Maine Bar discipline decisions by date from 2000 to current year.
Student Attorneys for Low-Income Residents
The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic provides representation by faculty-supervised law students for low-income state residents. Areas of legal representation include general practice (family, criminal, and civil cases), prisoner assistance, juvenile justice, and refugee and human rights claims.
Forms and related information
Civil Court Forms
Pine Tree Legal Assistance offers selected family, protection order, small claims, name change, and guardianship forms. Forms may be downloaded, or completed online through an automated interview process.
View and download Maine District and Superior Court forms by case type, including business and consumer, civil, criminal, family, foreclosure diversion, money judgment, protection from abuse and harassment, protective custody, and small claims. Protection order forms are available in multiple languages.
Online fine payments
Pay Traffic Tickets
Pay Maine traffic tickets online by ticket number and driver's license number or date of birth. This service also permits access to violation records and information about court dates.
Pay Court Fines
Pay court fines online for any Maine court by date of birth or docket number. A convenience fee applies. A link to traffic ticket payments is also available.