Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) in Maine will host BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. PTLA will host up to two (2) BC Law pro bono volunteers for approximately 20-35 hours during the week, Monday through Friday. This is a great way to gain legal experience while serving the community and logging pro bono hours towards the BC Law Pro Bono Program’s voluntary 50 hour pro bono pledge.
Please review the PTLA website to learn more about their work. Interested students can apply by emailing to BC Law’s Public Interest and Pro Bono Program Director, Michelle Grossfield:
- a brief statement of interest and relevant experience; and
- a pdf version resume.
Volunteers will be selected based on interest, relevant experience and timeliness of application until all volunteer opportunities are filled. Resumes used to apply will be forwarded to PTLA, if selected to participate.
Foreclosure Defense Project
Two students will gather data and draft a memorandum to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for Maine to urge the Court to implement a rule to allow limited representation in U.S. District Court foreclosure cases. Students will research the history of residential foreclosure cases in state and federal courts in Maine by reviewing court data (available online). They will also research available law review materials and legal commentary regarding the value of limited representation to low-income litigants. Expected time commitment of 20 – 35 hours per student depending on student availability. Project can be completed remotely.