Category: The Legal System

What is Montana Legal Services? An Interview with Montana Shares

Interested in learning more about Montana Legal Services and civil legal aid in Montana? Check out this interview with MLSA Community Outreach Assistant Alex Clark and Montana Shares Executive Director Bill Crane.

Court Fees Often Serve as Barrier to Accessing Justice

When a Montana couple were facing eviction, they nearly became homeless for one reason: they couldn't afford to pay $60 in court fees that would allow them to respond to their eviction notice in court. They tried to file for

LawHelper: Find the legal info you need

Now featuring the LawHelper! The LawHelper is the new interactive tool on designed to help users determine what options they have for representing themselves in court, finding a private attorney, or solving rental problems. Users start by telling the

MLSA Shares View on Access to Justice During Forum

MLSA, along with other legal and social providers, shared information about the state of access to justice in Montana to a listening panel of legal, governmental, and policy leaders in Kalispell this week during a forum hosted by the Montana

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Build Your Own Legal Case

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

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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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 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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May 1 is Law Day!

Today we reflect on and honor law. Law gives us rights. It gives us a process to protect our rights. Law is important to us as individuals and as a country. Law is important whether or not we have legal