AUGUSTA — The head of Maine’s court system is coming to Augusta to discuss a plan to encourage attorneys to provide free legal services to low-income and vulnerable clients in civil cases.

Chief Justice Leigh Saufley of the Maine Supreme Court will provide details of the plan at a news conference today afternoon in the State House. Saufley will be accompanied by Associate Justice Jon Levy and several prominent Maine lawyers.

Her announcement coincides with National Pro Bono Week, sponsored by the American Bar Association, to encourage pro bono service by lawyers to meet an increasing need for representation by clients in need.

Saufley is to announce a new program by the Maine bar to encourage pro bono services.