Awards – 2005-2016

MLSA has been working for more than 50 years to increase access to justice for all Montanans, regardless of income. MLSA is proud to recognize the accomplishments of our attorneys and staff for their work providing civil legal aid to low income Montanans living throughout the state.

  • 2016: MLSA staff attorney Ed Higgins received the George L. Bousliman Professionalism Award from the Montana State Bar for his work advocating for low income Montanans.
  • 2016: MLSA received a Community Impact Award at the Montana Housing Partnership Conference recognizing the impact of the Keep My Montana Home program on saving homes from foreclosure in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.
  • 2014: MLSA received the Montana Board of Crime Control’s Innovative Community Improvement Award for using technology to increase access to justice in rural Montana.
  • 2014: MLSA attorneys Amy Hall and Bob LaRoche were recognized by the Montana Justice Foundation as Champions of Justice for their extraordinary efforts.
  • 2014: MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul was selected as a Where Health Meets Justice Fellow by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
  • 2014: MLSA won the Montana Board of Crime Control’s Innovative Community Improvement Award based on technology and service delivery innovations.
  • 2012: MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul was one of only six legal aid program directors invited to participate in the first White House Forum on Civil Legal Aid.
  • 2009: MLSA attorney Bob LaRoche was honored by the Yellowstone Area Bar Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award for over 30 years of civil legal aid services.
  • 2005: MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul was awarded the Innovations in Technology Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.