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Probate Court Records
Search Maine Probate Court records by county and name, docket number, or keyword.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Maine Attorney General opinions from 2003 - 2013.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Legal Help for the Disabled
The Disability Rights Center provides free legal help for residents with disabilities.
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.
Probate Court Forms
View and download various Maine Probate Court forms.
Online fine payments
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.