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New Report Released on Civil Legal Aid in Montana

On December 28, 2016, the Access to Justice Commission released a report detailing its findings on the state of civil legal aid in Montana.  The report, which is based on information gathered during seven public forums on access to justice

Posted in Access to Justice, Uncategorized

Client Success Story: Jason

Jason reached out to MLSA for help after he decided he wanted to end his abusive marriage. He found filing the paperwork to end his marriage on his own to be an overwhelming task, so MLSA assigned his case to

Posted in Access to Justice, Client Success Story, Uncategorized

Court Fees Often Serve as Barrier to Accessing Justice

When a Montana couple were facing eviction, they nearly became homeless for one reason: they couldn't afford to pay $60 in court fees that would allow them to respond to their eviction notice in court. They tried to file for

Posted in Access to Justice, Client Success Story, The Legal System, Uncategorized

Jerry Metcalf Foundation Helps Fund Medical-Legal Partnership

The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant from the Jerry Metcalf Foundation in support of a staff attorney who provides services free of charge to Montanans living in poverty with health-harming civil legal needs whose solutions lay

Posted in Access to Justice, Announcements, Health Care, Uncategorized

Yellowstone Club Community Foundation supports MLSA’s Survivor’s Legal Project

The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant from the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation to help fund its Survivor’s Legal Project, which partners with Bozeman’s HAVEN domestic violence shelter, and targets the unmet civil legal needs of survivors

Posted in Access to Justice, Announcements, Uncategorized

The Treacy Foundation and NorthWestern Energy Help Support to MLSA

Thanks to the generosity of the Treacy Foundation, along with financial assistance from the NorthWestern Energy Charitable Giving Program, MLSA was recently able to purchase a car to be used by attorneys like Kallie Dale-Ramos, pictured right, on circuit rides

Posted in Access to Justice, Announcements, Uncategorized

MLSA to Hold Community Conversations on Access to Justice

In honor of MLSA's 50th Anniversary of providing civil legal services to Montana’s most vulnerable citizens, MLSA is holding a series of community conversations on civil legal aid and access to justice. Titled “Justice for Some? A Conversation on Securing

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Access to Justice Commission to Examine Civil Legal Needs/Civil Legal Aid in Billings March 16

MLSA and other providers of civil legal aid, community services, and judicial and political leaders will meet Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Billings, to discuss civil access to justice in the Billings area and in Montana. The forum is part of a statewide

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Do you know about MLSA’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic?

 The LITC helps low-income taxpayers in Montana with federal tax problems. The LITC will be busy during tax season. Check out the list of events below where the LITC will provide information about its services and/or provide help with federal

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MLK Jr. Day: A day of service

Across the US, many are making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on, not off . . . volunteering in their communities and honoring Dr. King's legacy through service. MLSA staff and Americorps members are pleased to be joining

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