MLSA Receives $5,000 From Treacy Foundation

Helena, MT – The Treacy Foundation recently awarded $5,000 to the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) to purchase five cubicle walls for use by MLSA’s Intake Staff in Helena. Purchasing these new cubicles allowed MLSA to expand its Helena office into additional office space while still protecting client confidentiality. The Treacy Foundation’s support meant that …

MLSA meets with Montana Delegation in Washington D.C.

MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul, Development Director Michelle Potts, and Board Member Andy Patten recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with Montana's US and Congressional Delegation. Over the course of two days, MLSA's staff met with Senator Tester, Senator Daines, and Representative Gianforte, first at the weekly Montana Coffee (pictured below) and then in …

The Missoula MLSA Office Has Moved!

Where did we move? 1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110D Missoula, MT 59808. The new office will be in the Solstice Building just off of Russell and Broadway.                         When? Our office was closed Monday, November 13  through Friday, November 17. We re-opened at our …

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 used in the last three years will expire at the end of 2017.   We …

MLSA Receives Competitive Mary Byron Award

Helena- The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a competitive award from the Mary Byron Project for its innovative domestic violence prevention efforts. MLSA received a cash award of $10,000. The Mary Byron Project has made the prestigious Celebrating Solutions award annually for fourteen years. MLSA’s award was in recognition of the Survivor's Legal …

New Funding for Tribal Survivors Legal Project

Helena- The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a contract from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe under their Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. MLSA will receive $40,604 over two years to fund the Tribal Survivors Legal Project to provide civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, …

New Funding for Domestic Violence Services in Dillon

Dillon- The Women’s Resource Center and the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant to the Women’s Resource Center from the Office of Violence Against Women Rural Domestic Violence program in the amount of $327,918, to be disbursed over three years. This funding has helped MLSA hire attorney Bree Williamson, a resident of …

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 against Senate Bills 239 and 255. If passed, the two bills would allow tenants who …

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

‚ÄčThe 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 if you don't file before April 18th. For more information on 2013 refunds, visit: https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/irs-has-refunds-totaling-1-billion-for-people-who-have-not-filed-a-2013-federal-income-tax-return. …