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 a volunteer attorney, who also works as an MLSA staff attorney. The attorney helped guide Jason through the paperwork to end the marriage and the abuse. So grateful for the safety he thought was out of reach, Jason presented his attorney with a wooden plaque decorated with a superman logo and an inscription that reads "Thank you for setting me free."
For people like Jason, having access to an attorney should not be optional. Civil legal aid is an important part of ensuring that all people have access to the justice system, regardless of income. MLSA is dedicated to helping clients like Jason address their civil legal problems by providing civil legal services to low income Montanans free of charge.