Legal Services for Maine Elders' mission is to provide free, high quality legal services to Maine's socially and economically needy elderly aged 60 and over.
General Description of Services:
Legal Services for Maine Elders provides free legal help to Mainers who are 60 or older. This legal help is provided in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the client, but can range from: speaking to an attorney over the phone, to meeting with a local legal aid attorney, to being referred out to the private bar and receiving legal help either at a reduced rate or pro bono.
The State of Maine
Elder Abuse Related Services:
Addressing and preventing elder abuse and financial exploitation is a high priority for LSE. For direct service related activities, the attorneys at LSE provide free legal representation and help to older people who are victims of elder abuse or financial exploitation. This legal representation can help an older person regain their safety and their independence.
In addition, LSE is engaged in a variety of projects that seek to help raise awareness of, and prevent, elder abuse and financial exploitation. These projects include: community trainings, supporting local Elder Abuse Task Forces, and creating legal “self help” materials that are easily accessible.