Accessing Justice on Tribal Land

Accessing Justice on Tribal Land

For people living on tribal land throughout the US, figuring out in which court a legal case will be heard can be confusing. A dizzying array of treaties, federal laws and case law determine where a case will be heard and even, in criminal cases, what charges will be filed. In many cases, such as …
MLSA Receives Disaster Preparedness Grant

MLSA Receives Disaster Preparedness Grant

On June 6, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced that the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) will receive $250,000 in grant funding to help low-income communities in Montana prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. Four other civil legal aid organizations in the Midwest - Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Arkansas - will also …

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