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LAWYERS WHO CARE®: Our staff and attorneys are deeply involved in charitable organizations and nonprofits in our community.
Service to the community and the legal profession is one of the major tenets of Verrill Dana’s Core Values. Throughout our more than 150 year history, Verrill Dana’s people have been active and dedicated members of our community.
 
The following is a summary of Verrill Dana’s other community and charitable commitments in 2015:

-Verrill Dana continues to partner with the University of Maine School of Law to maintain the Roger Putnam Fellowship Fund, a permanent endowment fund that has been established in honor of Verrill Dana attorney Roger A. Putnam. The fund is held and administered by the University of Maine School of Law Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine School of Law and students participating in the Law School’s clinical education program. The endowment supports an annual paid summer internship for a law student at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.

-In recent years, the firm has been recognized by the Maine Bar Foundation and the Volunteer Lawyers Project for accepting the most volunteer cases, and for dedicating the most hours of any Maine law firm.

-Seventeen Verrill Dana attorneys were recognized as Katahdin Counsel by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 2015 for working at least 50 pro bono hours in the previous year.

-More than half of Verrill Dana’s attorneys serve as trustees or board members for more than 135 different non-profit organizations, which serve a wide range of community needs, including:
 
  • American Heart Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
  • Boston Hemophilia Center
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine
  • Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Cleaves Law Library
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association
  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • Friends of Casco Bay
  • Girls on the Run
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
  • Institute for Family-Owned Business
  • Justice Action Group
  • Longy Music School of Bard College
  • Maine Children’s Cancer Program
  • MaineHealth
  • Maine Humanities Council
  • Maine Island Trails Association
  • Maine State Chamber of Commerce
  • My Place Teen Center
  • New England Conservatory
  • New England Legal Foundation 
  • Pine Tree Legal Services
  • Portland Public Library
  • Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce  
  • Portland Trails
  • Randolph Macon Woman’s College
  • Salvation Army
  • Stepping Stones 
  • United Way of Greater Portland
  • University of Maine School of Law, Board of Visitors
  • Winter Kids
  • Wolfe’s Neck Farm

-Verrill Dana attorneys donated nearly $41,000 to the Campaign for Justice, an annual statewide fundraising effort within Maine's legal community on behalf of six civil legal aid providers.
 
-Over 50 local organizations have been the recipients of charitable donations from Verrill Dana, totaling nearly $49,000. Recipients include:
 

  • A Paw in the Door
  • ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter
  • American Heart Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine
  • Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
  • CLIMB – Christian Leaders in Maine Business
  • Community Partners
  • Girls on the Run
  • Junior League of Portland
  • Lithgow Library
  • Maine Bar Foundation
  • Maine Historical Society
  • Maine Law Foundation
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Maine Preservation
  • Maine Tree Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Opportunity Alliance
  • Portland Community Chorus
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Portland Public Library
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Lawrence Arts Center

-Verrill Dana serves as the proud sponsor for many events that support local organizations. Nearly $56,000 was given in event sponsorships to organizations and programs such as: 
 
  • American Heart Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
  • Center for Grieving Children
  • Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
  • City Year Boston
  • Girl Scouts of Maine
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
  • Institute for Family-Owned Business
  • Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development
  • Maine Coast Heritage Trust
  • Maine Historical Society
  • Maine Island Trail Association
  • Maine Jewish Museum
  • Maine Startup and Create Week
  • Maine Women’s Fund
  • Maine State Chamber
  • The Mitchell Institute
  • Muskie Fund for Legal Services  
  • Pace Law School
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Port Resources
  • Portland Regional Chamber
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • Sen. George J. Mitchell Institute
  • Victoria Mansion
  • York Hospital

    • -Verrill Dana has served as a major sponsor of MS Harborfest since 2004

    Verrill Dana’s staff and attorneys are deeply committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. We are proud of our contributions of human and financial resources to support the important work of charitable and non-profit organizations throughout New England.