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Maine Courts: Superior Judicial, Superior and District Courts

Find a Court with driving directions

Criminal Justice

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

Finding Laws

Consumer Law Guide from the Maine Attorney General

Maine Revised Statutes

Legislative Bulletin
Regulations of the Maine State Departments and Agencies

Maine Legislative Documents(bills under consideration in Augusta)

United States Code

Code of Federal Regulations

Internet Law Library

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:

Legal Services for the Elderly

Volunteer Lawyers Project

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.

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