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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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MLSA Attorneys Honored as Champions of Justice

MLSA is pleased to announce that MLSA attorneys Bob LaRoche and Amy Hall have been honored with the Montana Justice Foundation's (MJF) Champions of Justice awards. Also honored are several individuals nominated by MLSA for their work with MLSA’s pro

Posted in Access to Justice, Uncategorized

MLSA Attorneys Admitted to Fort Belknap Bar

MLSA attorneys Jen Hill-Hart and Joe Hardgrave were recently admitted to the Fort Belknap Tribal Bar. Ms. Hill-Hart is also a member of the bar of the Chippewa-Cree at Rocky Boy and Mr. Hardgrave is a member of the bars

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Posted in Access to Justice, American Indian Issues, Announcements, The Legal System, Uncategorized

MLSA Shares Expertise on Providing Access to Justice through Technology

Alison Paul, MLSA Executive Director, recently participated in a panel discussion in Austin, Texas, on how technological innovations can facilitate access to justice. MLSA, known nationwide as a leader in legal aid technological innovation, participated in the panel to share

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Posted in Access to Justice, Technology, Uncategorized

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic At Tax Help Day

MLSA's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) recently attended the Tax Help Day event in Helena, along with other tax-related service providers. At the event, LITC presented information about LITC and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to both individuals and

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