David Pierson to serve as Co-Chair of the 2020 Campaign for Justice

The Campaign for Justice is proud to announce that David C. Pierson, shareholder at Eaton Peabody, will serve as Co-Chair of the 2020 Campaign. The Campaign for Justice is the annual fund drive for members of the Maine Bar to financially support civil legal aid in Maine. It raises about $600,000 each year for nonprofits to provide civil legal aid to poor and vulnerable Mainers.

As Co-Chair of the Campaign, David will serve as a spokesperson for the effort, inspire and support other volunteer leaders, and play a lead role in garnering financial support from the Bar. Joining David as a Co-Chair of the 2020 Campaign for Justice is Sally Mills, Esq. of Hale & Hamlin in Ellsworth.

A practicing attorney since 1993, Pierson has been named among the Best Lawyers in Maine by his peers in the area of construction law since 2007. He serves as corporate counsel to the Maine Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Maine. David has worked extensively with municipalities, non-profit development corporations and commercial developers on commercial and industrial economic development projects. David mediates construction and commercial disputes and has served as a mediator or as an arbitrator in numerous construction disputes

As a former Director and President of the Maine Justice Foundation, David has a long commitment to the provision of legal services for the poor.

About the Campaign for Justice and civil legal aid:

Each year, many tens of thousands of Mainers live with the reality that “Justice for all” is an empty promise. Every day, our neighbors face legal challenges like unlawful evictions, domestic abuse, denial of government benefits or health insurance, and divorce and child custody cases. But there is no constitutional right to a lawyer for civil matters like these.

Six nonprofits—Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, Immigration Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and Volunteer Lawyers Project—help tens of thousands of Maine people each year. But they have the resources to serve only a quarter of the people who request help.

In 2004, leaders of Maine’s legal community approached six nonprofits that provide civil legal aid with the idea for a collaborative fundraising campaign. The providers–and the Bar–responded by creating an innovative and successful annual fund drive. Volunteer leaders form the core of the campaign and solicit gifts, providing a vital ingredient to its success. Staff of the Maine Justice Foundation operate the campaign.

The dollar amount of gifts from the Bar to the six providers has risen more than seven-fold since the campaign began. Visit www.campaignforjustice.org to learn more or to support civil legal aid in Maine.