2019-2020 JFM members swearing in with Supreme Court Justice Baker.
Members of the AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans Project serve with MLSA and other organizations to provide direct services to people seeking assistance with civil legal issues.
Justice for Montanans members empower low- to moderate-income Montanans to advocate for their legal rights and increase access to justice. MLSA partners with the Self-Help Program of the Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator, DCI’s Office of Child and Family Ombudsman, DOJ’s Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services, Legal Services Developer Aging Services, and Montana Fair Housing to place 20 members directly in local Montana communities to help provide and expand intake, legal information, and referral services for Montana's low-income residents seeking civil legal assistance.
MLSA is a federally and privately funded nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low-income people throughout Montana. For more information about MLSA, visit www.mtlsa.org.
The Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator assists self-represented litigants and other people in finding legal information, forms and other resources. For more information about the Self-Help Law Centers, visit https://courts.mt.gov/selfhelp.
The mission of OCFO is to work to prevent child abuse and neglect and increase safety, well-being and permanency for Montana's children through fair and just advocacy, education, outreach and investigation. For more information about the Children’s Justice Bureau and OCFO, visit https://dojmt.gov/enforcement/childrensjustice/
The Montana Legal Services Developer in the Office on Aging, provides elder law training and resources for seniors, family members and social outreach workers. The program also develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, training materials and telephone assistance to seniors on related matters. For more information about the Legal Services Developer Program, visit https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/legalservicesdeveloper
Montana Fair Housing investigates allegations of discrimination in housing, counsels victims of discrimination, and facilitates both the state and federal complaint process. We also assist victims of housing discrimination, under specific circumstances, in securing the representation of counsel when the filing of a complaint in court is deemed the best option. For more information about Montana Fair Housing, visit http://www.montanafairhousing.org/
Current AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans Members
- Patrick Armstrong, Self-Help Law Center
- Sapphire Carter, Montana Legal Services Association
- Elizabeth Finn, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services
- Karen Grindstaff, Montana Legal Services Association
- Charles Jetty, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services
- MacKenzie Johnson, Office of the Child and Family Ombudsman
- Alex Kramer, Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services
- Naomi Lopez, Montana Legal Services Association
- Ryce Pierzina, Legal Services Developer Program
- Trevor Wright, Montana Legal Services Association
- Kaylyn Roberts, Self-Help Law Center
- Daniel Foster, Self-Help Law Center
- Lindsey Bales, Montana Fair Housing
- Caitlin Acevedo, Self-Help Law Center
- Harry St. Cloud II, Self-Help Law Center
- Madeleine Lamon, Self-Help Law Center
- Akemi Nakagawa, Montana Legal Services Association
- Anna Martin, Self-Help Law Center