Legal Services for the Elderly

Legal Services for the Elderly, Inc. (LSE) provides free legal services statewide to people aged 60 and over.  Priority is given to those who are socially and economically needy.  LSE has offices in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle and Scarborough.  Staff attorneys provide representation in matters concerning access to long-term care, opposing guardianship, physical abuse or financial exploitation, public benefits, evictions and other issues.

Legal Services for the Elderly Helpline provides free legal information and brief services from Helpline attorneys over the phone on a wide variety of issues, such as public benefits including Medicare and MaineCare, landlord/tenant issues, consumer matters and advance directives.  For clients who need extended assistance, LSE may make a referral to one of its regional offices.  For clients who need representation in matters that LSE does not handle, LSE may make a referral to private attorneys who charge reduced fees.

Local/Out-of-State................................ 207-623-1797
Toll Free V/TTY.............................. 1-800-750-5353