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Nominate a Law Student for Pro Bono Award

  Nominations are open now until October 3, 2014, for the Montana Law Student Pro Bono Service Award. The award is a collaborative effort between the University of Montana Law School, private firms and attorneys, Montana Legal Services Association, and

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MLSA Awarded Pro Bono Innovation Grant / Director Alison Paul Speaking on Innovation at LSC 40th Anniversary

Pictured: Alison Paul Receiving Grant Award at LSC 40th Anniversary MLSA is honored to be among the inaugural recipients of a new national pro bono initiative by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to address the civil legal needs of low-income

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MLSA Justice For Montanans Members Serve and Celebrate for AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

"Montana is a better place to live, to work, to raise a family because of the investment of time, energy and enthusiasm of AmeriCorps members." — Governor Steve Bullock MLSA Justice for Montanans members join Governor Bullock in a service

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Build Your Own Legal Case

    The Missoula Independent explores the challenges of pro se litigants in Montana.

Posted in Access to Justice, Self-Help, The Legal System

Have Fun and Support MLSA at PintAid! (August 4)

Come have a pint of beer and support MLSA on Monday Aug 4 at PintAid at The Garage (Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company) in Billings. For every pint purchased, the Garage will donate $1.00 to MLSA! The fun begins at 6pm

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MLSA to Provide Services at Veteran Stand Downs Across Montana

MLSA is pleased to attend Veteran Stand Downs across Montana this spring through fall. MLSA AmeriCorps "Justice for Montanans" members, MLSA staff, and Justice for Montanans members from the Montana Court Help Program and the Montana Office of Consumer Protection

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Posted in Access to Justice, Veterans and Military

Celebrate Law Day: Why Every Vote Matters

    “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.”   Abraham Lincoln’s words are those that most of us recognize in some form or fashion. The phrase describes our nation’s democratic ideal, that government should have only

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April is Fair Housing Month!

The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability in the sale or rental of housing. If you are a Montanan who has experienced housing discrimination,

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New MLSA Pro Bono Program Coordinator

MLSA is pleased to announce that Angie Wagenhals is MLSA’s full-time pro bono coordinator. Angie has worked with MLSA since 2011 as a program assistant with pro bono coordination duties, but now will dedicate all her time to support pro

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Posted in Access to Justice, The Legal System, Uncategorized

MLSA’s Alison Paul Awarded National Medical-Legal Fellowship

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) Executive Director Alison Paul has been selected for a national medical-legal fellowship in the “Where Health Meets Justice” program. This fellowship was awarded to 24 leaders providing legal aid to the poor and is designed

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