Legal Services Department

The Association employs six attorneys and a legal secretary to provide a direct legal assistance program to our membership that is unique to state municipal leagues. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience in municipal law. The Legal Services program provides written and telephone advisory opinions to member municipalities. We regularly receive over 8,000 calls and letters per year. Legal advice is also provided through: MMA’s magazine, the Maine Townsman’s Legal Notes and articles; MMA’s web site at; manuals explaining the responsibilities of various municipal officials; seminars and other training programs; and the preparation of sample ordinances and information packets. The legal staff also assists in the representation of municipal interests in the courts. Through “friend of the court” briefs, legal services attorneys argue municipal interests before the Maine Supreme Court in cases of statewide significance. Note: The fax number for Legal Services is 207-624-0187.
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