Pierce Atwood Partner Margaret Coughlin LePage Appointed 2016 Chair of Maine's Campaign for Justice
Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that firm partner Meg LePage has been named Chair of The Maine Justice Foundation’s Campaign for Justice. In this role, Meg will be responsible for leading the campaign of about 100 volunteer attorneys statewide.
The Campaign raises funds for six of the state’s civil legal aid providers -- Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Legal Services for the Elderly, and the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic of the University of Maine School of Law. In 2015, the Campaign raised $567,153 from 1,657 donors, most of whom are practicing members of the Maine Bar.
The funds raised for these organizations have a direct and significant impact in assisting families and individuals in civil matters, such as reducing homelessness and saving homes, representing families experiencing domestic violence, defending the elderly against fraud, securing essential health care, and a host of other basic matters for those who need, but cannot access, legal representation.
“I was honored to be asked to serve as the Chair of this year’s Campaign for Justice,” said Meg. “The generosity among Maine lawyers in providing both time and money to improve access to justice for those living in poverty is truly inspiring. I hope to continue the good work of the distinguished members of the Bar who founded and have nurtured the Campaign for Justice for over the past decade.”
Meg LePage, a partner in Pierce Atwood’s employment, education, and litigation practice groups, assists clients with a wide range of workplace disputes and employment issues. Meg also serves as general outside counsel to a number of independent schools and colleges, and as general counsel to the Maine Principals' Association. She was the principal drafter of the MPA's groundbreaking policy expanding opportunities for transgender student athletes while preserving athletic equity and ensuring safety for all student athletes.
Meg can be reached at email@example.com or 207.791.1382.
Please visit the Campaign for Justice for more information about their programs, the communities they serve, and fundraising opportunities.