Campaign for Justice Announces Charles F. Dingman as 2012 Chair

Charles F. Dingman, a Partner with the law firm Preti Flaherty, has agreed to serve as the 2012 chair of the Campaign for Justice. The Campaign brings together lawyers from around the state to raise funds on behalf of six civil legal aid providers in Maine: Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Pine Tree Legal Assistance. 

Maine continues to rank among the leaders in participation rates nationally. Last year, over 1,500 members of the legal community gave more than $375,000 to the Campaign in support of the work of the six legal aid providers. These funds helped providers assist nearly 24,000 clients last year.

"Access to justice is essential to the fabric of any free society.  Without legal aid for those who cannot afford to pay for representation, the integrity of our whole system of justice, and ultimately the social order on which our happiness and prosperity depend, are placed at risk.  Current economic conditions have caused a decline in other sources of funding for civil legal services, even as the needs for representation grow.  Because Maine lawyers value equal access to justice and have a tradition of supporting it, I'm confident that they will respond by participating generously in the 2012 Campaign," Dingman explained.

Charles F. Dingman's practice focuses on addressing reimbursement, regulatory, and government contracting issues, with particular concentration on the health care sector and its regulatory challenges, as well as government procurement issues across a wide array of industries. Charlie currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Maine Equal Justice Partners. He is also a member of the board of the Justice Action Group. Charlie resides in Leeds, Maine.

For more information about the Campaign, please visit www.campaignforjustice.org.