Yellowstone Club Community Foundation supports MLSA’s Survivor’s Legal Project

The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) recently received a grant from the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation to help fund its Survivor’s Legal Project, which partners with Bozeman’s HAVEN domestic violence shelter, and targets the unmet civil legal needs of survivors of domestic violence in the Greater Big Sky / Bozeman communities.   The Survivors Legal …

The Treacy Foundation and NorthWestern Energy Help Support to MLSA

Thanks to the generosity of the Treacy Foundation, along with financial assistance from the NorthWestern Energy Charitable Giving Program, MLSA was recently able to purchase a car to be used by attorneys like Kallie Dale-Ramos, pictured right, on circuit rides throughout the state. Circuit rides to rural areas of Montana are an essential part of …

MLSA to Hold Community Conversations on Access to Justice

In honor of MLSA's 50th Anniversary of providing civil legal services to Montana’s most vulnerable citizens, MLSA is holding a series of community conversations on civil legal aid and access to justice. Titled “Justice for Some? A Conversation on Securing Equal Justice for All,” these conversations are chance for everyone to learn more about what …

Access to Justice Commission to Examine Civil Legal Needs/Civil Legal Aid in Billings March 16

MLSA and other providers of civil legal aid, community services, and judicial and political leaders will meet Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Billings, to discuss civil access to justice in the Billings area and in Montana. The forum is part of a statewide series happening in 2015 and 2016. The public is invited and welcome to sign up to provide …

Do you know about MLSA’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic?

 The LITC helps low-income taxpayers in Montana with federal tax problems. The LITC will be busy during tax season. Check out the list of events below where the LITC will provide information about its services and/or provide help with federal tax problems. Need tax filing help? The LITC does not help prepare taxes for filing …

MLSA Seeks Developer for Interactive Family Law Forms

Montana Legal Services Association is seeking a HotDocs and A2J developer to automate a series of interactive family law forms for MLSA and our partner the Montana Access to Justice Commission / Self-Represented Litigants Committee. Interactive forms allow users to answer questions in an online interview. The computer uses the answers to fill in the …

LawHelper: Find the legal info you need

Now featuring the LawHelper! The LawHelper is the new interactive tool on www.MontanaLawHelp.org designed to help users determine what options they have for representing themselves in court, finding a private attorney, or solving rental problems. Users start by telling the LawHelper exactly what they are looking for, such as “How to represent myself in court” …

MLSA Gives Thanks

  MLSA staff wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving and shares what we are thankful for:   Opportunity to serve our clients in ways that not only make a difference in the clients' lives but also strengthens our communities. Work which helps make the world a more just place for all beings — together with a …

Health Care Coverage and You – What are your options?

As you may know November 2nd marked the beginning of Open Enrollment for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace. It’s crucial that you investigate your options and find coverage that is right for you and your family. Failure to have health insurance this year means you will probably have to pay a fee of at least …