AmeriCorps Programs

AmeriCorps Programs    AmeriCorps Montana 


MLSA participates in two AmeriCorps programs. We highly value AmeriCorps members' contributions in support of our mission.

AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans Project

Members of the AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans project serve with MLSA and other organizations to provide direct services to people seeking assistance with legal issues.

Justice for Montanans members help empower low to moderate income Montanans to advocate for their legal rights, and increase access to justice. Established by the Montana Legal Services Association, in partnership with the Self-Help Program of the Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator, the Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services, and the State Bar of Montana the project places 18 members throughout Montana to help provide and expand intake, legal information, and referral services for Montana's low-income residents seeking legal assistance.

For more information contact:

jfm@mtlsa.org or (866) 686-4574 x 200

JFM members 2015-16

Current AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans Members

Back Row:

  • Austin Gee, Self Help Law Center (Billings)
  • Alex Ames, Self Help Law Center (Bozeman)
  • Alex Clark, MLSA (Missoula)
  • Andrew Martinez, State Bar of Montana (Helena)
  • Chief Justice McGrath
  • Rob Belle, Self Help Law Center (Kalispell)
  • Toni Castellanos, Self Help Law Center (Great Falls)
  • Dana Flink, Self Help Law Center (Missoula)
  • Aubrie Howard, MLSA (Missoula)
  • Leo'el Jackson, MLSA (Helena)

Front Row:

  • Elly Fisher, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services (Helena)
  • Christine Hutchison, Self Help Law Center (Helena)
  • Jenna Eliel, MLSA (Helena)
  • Sarah Bradsby, MLSA (Billings)
  • Victoria Ernst, MLSA (Helena)
  • Louise Jackson, Self Help Law Center (Missoula)
  • Tierce' Bauer, Self Help Law Center (Great Falls)

Not Pictured:

  • Mëghan Flanary, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services (Helena)
  • Devin Sorkin, MLSA (Helena)

 

AmeriCorps VISTA Project

Montana Legal Services Association no longer hosts the AmeriCorps*VISTA project. The project existed for many years and helped build permanent infrastructure and capacity in non-profit organizations and communities.  In cooperation with the Corporation for National and Community Service, MLSA developed VISTA projects as a way to expand MLSA's capacity to provide services to poverty-stricken Montanans. 

MLSA VISTA members served in various locations throughout Montana and concentrated within one of three specific service areas: asset development, domestic violence or poverty law. To learn more about current VISTA opportunities in Montana, please visit the website of the Governor's Offfice of Community Service.