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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 - 2009.
Self help, legal research, general information
Legal information is available in several languages on a variety of topics, including Housing, Family Law, Employment, Education, Consumer, Benefits, Health, Taxes, Veterans and Military, and Civil Rights. General court information is also offered, including fee waivers, small claims, and other court procedures.
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 information, legal services, lawyer referral services, and other resources.
Legal Information Pamphlets and Web Pages
The Maine Bar Association provides pamphlets and web page links on a variety of legal topics.
View Maine 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, an online catalog, and links to legal research resources.
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
Find a Student Attorney
The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic provides faculty-supervised third-year law students to represent low-income residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and York counties for a small fee.
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 services 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.
Search a directory of attorneys who are admitted to the practice of law in Maine by name, city, county, or bar number.
Maine Bar Discipline Decisions
View Maine Bar discipline decisions by date.
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.