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Photo exhibit features Maine Law student-attorneys

May 15, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine – A photography exhibit on display at the Portland Public Library features several photos of faculty and students from Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

Acclaimed photographer Martha Mickles followed student-attorneys as they provided services for clients at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, and at the Preble Street Teen Center in Portland.

The photos are part of the exhibit titled “Justice for All: The Faces of Legal Aid in Maine,” displaying photographs of legal aid clients and those who help them. The exhibit will be on display through mid-July at the Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery. The photographs may be viewed during library hours, and during First Friday Art Walks.

The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, a program of the University of Maine School of Law, is a legal services provider in which "Student Attorneys," third-year law students specially licensed by the state and federal courts, provide legal services to low-income clients, the elderly, prisoners, immigrants and others.

The Student Attorneys practice under the close supervision of Maine Law faculty members and gain valuable hands-on experience while addressing a critical societal need. For additional information on the Clinic, please click here.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: tmaxwell@usm.maine.edu