Elizabeth F. Stout


I received my law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and passed the Maine Bar in 1990.  Since then, I have worked in private practice and in public service, including 18 years as a family law attorney, Guardian ad litem (GAL) and mediator.  In 2020, I accepted a position as Interim Executive Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Project.  Over the years I have seen many families struggle with the difficulties of separation and divorce, substance abuse, mental health problems and other difficulties.  I have sought to promote reasonable and peaceful resolution of disputes and to increase access to justice throughout my career, and I am excited to continue this work through the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project.  


As a parent, as a family law attorney, as a GAL, and now as a pro bono legal services provider, the safety and well being of children and families is always my first priority.  Helping clients achieve resolution of their disputes in an efficient, informed, and cost effective way can benefit the whole family, whether they live in one house or two.