As we look to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Muskie Dinner, the health and safety of our community continues to be our number one priority. Therefore, given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Dinner has been cancelledWe are hopeful that we will gather in 2021 to celebrate the many accomplishments of Mary Bonauto, as well as the resilience and hard work of Maine's Civil Legal Aid Community

We will continue to monitor the progression of COVID-19 and follow recommendations from the CDC and the State of Maine, athe well-being of our community remains our top priority. While much of the future remains uncertain, together, we will continue moving forward and continue the fight for justice. 

The Hon. Edmund S. Muskie Access to Justice Award Dinner is a celebration of access to justice in Maine.

Honoring Mary Bonauto

The Muskie Fund for Legal Services is a nonprofit fund with 501(c)3 status that was established to support the direct provision of legal services to low-income and needy elderly Maine residents.

The Fund has created a permanent award that is designed to recognize outstanding individual efforts to promote access to justice in Maine. Each year the Fund holds a fundraising dinner to honor the individual and raise money for legal services. Exclusive of actual Dinner expenses, 100% of the event's proceeds are distributed to the Fund beneficiaries each year. The Fund is staffed on a volunteer basis to minimize program expenses. It is administered by a five-person Board of Trustees.

Muskie Fund for Legal Services | P.O. Box 547, Portland, Maine 04112 | (207) 774-4753