This blog endeavors to provide information on legal issues and developments for Maine members of the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, or Allies) community.
The blog author is Alice A. Neal, attorney at West End Legal, LLC in Portland, Maine. The firm handles a variety of legal issues for all clients, including family law, bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, criminal law, general civil litigation, civil rights or discrimination cases, and a variety of other matters related to the LGBTQIA community. Each attorney is a rostered Guardian ad Litem for both family law and child protective cases.
Alice is actively engaged in community events. Alice is an advisor to PRYSM (Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine). She sings with Women in Harmony and serves on their board of directors, and is also a past member of the board of directors of Southern Maine GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). Alice is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and its associated Family Law Institute and Transgender Law Institute. The law firm is a member of the Rainbow Business Professional Association (RBPA). The firm also belongs to the DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA), and Portland Buy Local. Alice has presented at conferences for the LGBTQIA community and for professionals serving that community on legal topics.