Alison Beyea is the executive director of the ACLU of Maine. She is an Adjunct Professor of Juvenile Law. Prior to joining the ACLU of Maine, she was the Director of Admissions at the University of Maine School of Law. Ms. Beyea was previously the Senior Attorney for the Justice Policy Program at the Muskie School of Public Service where she served as a legal advisor to the Violence Against Women Measuring Effectiveness Initiative. Before that, she was a staff attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, representing low-income children in family, education and juvenile matters. In 2003, she co-founded KIDS Legal, a statewide legal assistance program housed within Pine Tree dedicated to addressing the unique legal needs of low-income children in Maine. In addition to representing youth in civil matters, she worked with the judicial and executive branches and youth service organizations to orchestrate systems change to advance the needs of low-income youth.
Ms. Beyea served as law clerk to Judge Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Court of Appeals and Chief Justice Wathen of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 1997.