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MLSA to Create Updated Interactive Family Law Forms for Self-Represented Litigants

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has granted $52,946 to enable Montana Legal Services Association to create new interactive family law forms for self-represented litigants. Interactive forms allow a computer user to answer questions in an online interview. The answers populate

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MLSA Receives Funding from Steele-Reese Foundation

The Steele-Reese Foundation has granted $30,000 to Montana Legal Services Association to support civil legal assistance to rural Montanans living in poverty. The funding will help assure fairness for all in the justice system by protecting low-income Montanans’ legal rights

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MLSA Receives Innovative Community Improvement Award

Citing Montana Legal Services Association's (MLSA) technology and service delivery innovations to improve Montana communities, the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) presented the 2014 Innovative Community Improvement Award to MLSA during MBCC's annual Crime Prevention Conference on October 8,

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MLSA Cheers for Charity Fundraiser – Missoula – Sept 9

Come join the fun at the MLSA Cheers for Charity Fundraiser in Missoula on Sept 9 at Draught Works and support MLSA! Draughtworks will donate $0.50 from each pint sold between 5-8pm to support MLSA projects. This is our second

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MLSA HelpLine Hours Changed

Due to a staff shortage, the MLSA HelpLine hours have changed temporarily. The new hours are: Monday – Friday 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm   If you try to call the HelpLine and can't get through, please remember you can apply using

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MLSA Wins Commuter Challenge

MLSA's Missoula office has won Missoula's "Commuter Challenge" in the small non-profit category for the second year in a row. The challenge, a week-long event encouraging people to adapt sustainable forms of commuting to work, is sponsored by Missoula in

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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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Beth Hayes featured in The Missoulian

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Montana Legal Services Association attorney Beth Hayes was recently featured in The Missoulian’s “20 Under 40″. Hayes has been with MLSA for 3 1/2 years. Thank you for all your hard work in helping low-income Montanans, Beth! (Article from The

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MLSA en Español

MLSA has recently constructed a new webpage dedicated to resources in Spanish. This makes connecting with Spanish speakers much easier. The webpage has a simple, obvious name: ‘En Español’. A link to the page is provided on the MLSA homepage,

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Online application returns, improved for efficiency

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After a five month hiatus, the online application for Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) has returned. Since September, 2012, MLSA staff have been working to improve how the online application is received, its ease of use, and other implementations to

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