Montana Justice Foundation to Receive $1.2 Million

The Montana Justice Foundation (MJF) will receive $1.2 million due to the efforts of Montana insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen, her chief legal counsel Jesse Laslovich, and private bar attorneys John Heenan and Randy Bishop.  After Heenan and Bishop raised concerns about a proposed class action settlement with Farmers Insurance, further negotiations led to this result. …

National Public Health Week and Medical-Legal Partnerships

This week, April 2-8, is National Public Health Week. Health care is obviously a major issue nationwide, and many overlapping issues exist between a person’s health, legal rights, and economic status. One approach to addressing these overlapping issues is a medical-legal partnership. In this kind of partnership, a medical provider refers patients to a partner …

NeighborWorks Montana and Rural Dynamics, Inc., to Help Provide Mortgage Assistance Using HUD Funds

NeighborWorks Montana and Rural Dynamics, Inc., announced that they have been selected by NeighborWorks America in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help promote the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) in the state of New York.Congress provided $1 billion dollars to HUD, as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street …

Services for the Self-Represented: Every State Needs a Strategy

By Richard Zorza, Self Represented Litigation NetworkIn recent years national access to justice leaders have come to realize that the access problem will never be solved unless we put in place a broad range of services for the self-represented.  In some courts 80 or 90% are self represented, and in some types of courts (such …