Law and Legal Information
Maine Courts: Superior Judicial, Superior and District Courts
Find a Court with driving directions
Maine Department of Corrections includes a sex offender registry search
Uniform Crime Reports: FBI cites annual statistics on various types of crimes committed across the nation.
Finding a Lawyer
Maine Lawyer Web Pages from Cleaves Law Library
Maine State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service will provide referrals (for a fee) or free information.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory lets you search for lawyers by name, location, or specialty
Findlaw lets you search for lawyers by name, location, or specialty. It is also one of the best known and most popular legal info links
Finding a Law Library
Maine State Law Library “serves the public by providing legal and governmental information services, without discrimination, to the people of Maine, their government, and the legal community.”
Cleaves Law Library, the library of the Cumberland County Bar Association
Consumer Law Guide from the Maine Attorney General
Maine Legislative Documents(bills under consideration in Augusta)
CongreSearch ( tutorials to find Congressional materials in the Library and on the Internet)
Finding Legal Aid
If you have low income, you may be able to get free or inexpensive legal aid from one of these agencies:
Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides legal services to low income people, but their website, which includes court forms and procedures as well as general information on common legal issues, is available to everyone.
HelpMELaw is an excellent place to start to find help Maine people with specific legal problems.
Findlaw …one of the best known and most popular legal info links
Nolo Press Self-Help Legal Center contains basic legal information, including an online legal encyclopedia, covering dozens of topics including wills, real estate, immigration, personal injury, and small business. Nolo is a major published of legal self-help books.