Verrill Attorney Jonathan Dunitz Appointed Member of the State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Tax Credit Committee
PORTLAND, Maine – Verrill attorney Jonathan Dunitz was recently appointed a member of the State of Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Access to Justice Tax Credit Committee. He will serve until December 31, 2027.
The Maine Justice Foundation appointed five attorneys to serve on the Access to Justice Tax Credit Committee. To encourage lawyers to provide services to underserved areas of the State, the Legislature established the Access to Justice Tax Credit Program in 2022. The Committee members will assist the Foundation in selecting and administering the $6,000 income tax credit to five qualified attorneys annually. Eligibility for the tax credit requires the recipient attorney to ‘commit to practicing law in an underserved area for at least five years, remain rostered by the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services to accept court appointments to represent clients in an underserved area and agrees to perform pro bono legal services in an underserved area.’
Dunitz's law practice is comprised of energy, utilities and telecommunications; food and beverage law; insurance coverage and litigation; commercial litigation; appeals; and mediation. Dunitz also serves as the President Elect of the Maine State Bar Association.