Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides legal aid to Maine residents with incomes at
Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides legal aid to Maine residents with incomes at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level, around 19 percent of the state's population. PTLA had 26 attorneys in 1990, when the Maine Commission on Legal Needs concluded that it needed 232 additional staff lawyers to adequately meet the needs of the state's poor. Pine Tree recently lost 44 percent of its federal funding, and had to reduce its staff of attorneys to less than six full-time positions. Lawmakers and judges in Maine are upset by the budget cuts and restrictions placed on the agency. Details, related article on the history and accomplishments of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.
Legal assistance to the poor, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc
Halper, Evan, "Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides legal aid to Maine residents with incomes at" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1851.
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