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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Franklin County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Franklin County, Maine, and resources applicable to all courts in Maine.
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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.
Forms and related information
Probate Court Forms
View and download various Maine Probate Court forms.
Civil Court Forms
Pine Tree Legal Assistance offers selected family, small claims, and protection order forms. Forms may be downloaded, or completed online through an automated interview process.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
View current and proposed Maine Court Rules.
Help Guides and Handbooks
The Maine Judicial Branch provides a Citizen's 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.
Maine Legal 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.
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.
Glossary of Maine Legal Terms and Acronyms
View definitions of common legal terms and acronyms provided by the Maine Judicial Branch.
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 provides legal information, statewide resources, and research assistance to individuals with legal issues without legal representation.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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 offers legal assistance and advocacy for residents with disabilities.
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.
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.
Lawyer Referral Service
Find information and an online application for lawyer referral services offered by the Maine State Bar Association.
Maine Attorney Disciplinary Decisions
View attorney disciplinary decisions by date, docket number, or case name 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, refugee and human rights claims, and protection from abuse.