Helena Independent Record: Montana cities watch U.S. Supreme Court case on homelessness encampments

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that it is unconstitutional to penalize people with civil citations for sleeping outside when there are an inadequate number of shelter beds available, the Independent Record recently reported on the ways in which this SCOTUS decision …

Montana Lawyer Magazine: MLSA, group of lawyers team up for revival of in-person Helena Family Law Clinic

Check out this awesome article written in the Montana Lawyer Magazine by our Pro-Bono Coordinator, Ellie Webster, detailing the revival of the in-person Helena Family Law Clinic in September 2023. The return of the in-person clinic is a joint project between MLSA, Erin Lyndes from Jackson Murdo & Grant and Trish Klanke from Drake Law …

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