Legal Services Department

The Association employs six attorneys and an administrative assistant to provide a direct legal assistance program to our membership that is unique among state municipal leagues. Our staff has nearly 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 5,000 calls and letters per year. Legal advice is also provided through: MMA’s magazine, the Maine Town & City’s Legal Notes and articles; legal; manuals and other publications providing guidance on legal issues; seminars and training programs; and the preparation of sample documents. Most of the legal program’s resources are available on MMA’s web site at The legal staff also occasionally 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.

The Legal Services program can be contacted by phone at: 800-452-8786; by fax at 207-624-0187, or via email at

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