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The Missoula MLSA Office is Moving!

Where are we moving? 1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110D Missoula, MT 59808. The new office will be in the Solstice Building just off of Russell and Broadway.                         When?

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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.

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New Online Tools for Access to Justice!

We live in a large state and MLSA leverages technology so that people can access free legal help, no matter their zip code. Here are some updates for how MLSA has improved our services and made it easier for Montanans

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IRS now accepting ITIN renewals

As of yesterday, the IRS is accepting ITIN renewals for anyone who has an ITIN that will expire at the end of 2017. ITINs with middle digits of 70, 71, 72 or 80 and ITINs that have been not been

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Attorney Amy Hall Testifies Before the Montana Legislature

“We abolished incarceration of people who failed to pay their debts centuries ago. Do we want to return to the days of debtor’s prison?” MLSA Housing Attorney Amy Halls visited the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to testify

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IRS Has Refunds of $3.5 Million for Montanans Who Have Not Filed Their 2013 Taxes

​The IRS announced today that about 3,600 Montanans have an average refund of $727 available to them if they file their 2013 tax refund before April 18, 2017.  You will lose your right to a refund for your 2013 taxes

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New Report Released on Civil Legal Aid in Montana

On December 28, 2016, the Access to Justice Commission released a report detailing its findings on the state of civil legal aid in Montana.  The report, which is based on information gathered during seven public forums on access to justice

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Need Help Finding Out How Much You Owe in Taxes?

Are you confused about how much you owe in taxes? This week the IRS launched a tool to allow taxpayers to review how much they owe on a secure website. The tool can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/payments/finding-out-how-much-you-owe   Do you

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MLSA Receives Increased Funding for Domestic Violence Services

Helena- The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women for the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant program. MLSA will receive $400,000 over three years to fund the Survivors Legal Project to

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Client Success Story: Jason

Jason reached out to MLSA for help after he decided he wanted to end his abusive marriage. He found filing the paperwork to end his marriage on his own to be an overwhelming task, so MLSA assigned his case to

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