LD 1924 LR 2359(05)
An Act To Expand Access to Justice in Rural Maine through Legal Education
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (S-448)
S "A" (S-635) to C "A" (S-448)
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - University of Maine System
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill requires the University of Maine System (UMS) to establish a rural practice clinic in Aroostook County as a 3-year pilot project of the existing legal aid clinic at the University of Maine School of Law. The UMS estimates the cost of the project to be $340,000 per year. Funding for the first 2 years of the pilot project will be provided by a payment of $680,000 to the UMS from the funds received by the Office of the Attorney General for antitrust enforcement and enforcement of the Unfair Trade Practices Act.