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The Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps program is a collaboration of agencies working to increase access to justice in the state of Montana.

2014-2015 JFM members with Governor Bullock

Project partners

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA). MLSA is a federally and privately funded nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low-income people throughout Montana. For more information about MLSA, visit www.mtlsa.org. Coordinating supervisor Tracie Poindexter, Program Administrator.

Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services (OCPVS). Among other things, the OCPVS helps educate Montana consumers and businesses to prevent fraud, and offers information and referrals to victims of crime. For more information about the OCPVS, visit http://www.doj.mt.gov/consumer/default.asp and https://doj.mt.gov/victims/. Coordinating supervisor Matt Dale, Director.

The Court Help Program (Court Help) of the Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator assists self-represented litigants and other people in finding legal information, forms and other resources. For more information about the Self Help Law Centers, visit http://www.courts.mt.gov/selfhelp/default.mcpx. Coordinating supervisor Nolan Harris, Program Administrator.

State Bar of Montana. The Modest Means program is run by the State Bar of Montana to help low- and moderate-income Montanans obtain affordable legal representation in certain civil matters.  Coordinating supervisor Ann Goldes-Sheahan MSW JD, Equal Justice Coordinator.

Disability Rights Montana. Disability Rights Montana envisions a society where people with disabilities have equality of opportunity and are able to participate fully in community life by exercising choice and self-determination. The Mission of Disability Rights Montana is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination. Coordinating supervisor Bridgitt Erickson, Staff Attorney.

 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. The University of Montana Student Bar Association is dedicated to improving the quality of legal education at the University of Montana, providing students with an effective representative voice in the affairs of the School of Law and the University, and making legal education and the legal profession more responsive to the needs of society. Coordinating supervisor Jordan Gross, Attorney.

 

Project Staff: Mēghan Scott, AmeriCorps Coordinator, Montana Legal Services Association, mscott@mtlsa.org

Mt. Helena

JFM members at the top of Mt. Helena