Looking for an opportunity to use your legal skills to positively impact lives in your community? A career at MLSA is guaranteed to do just that. At MLSA, every day is different and filled with work that is both intellectually stimulating and challenging. Whether you are just starting your legal career or are a seasoned lawyer, making legal aid work part of your life will not only allow you to grow your legal skills, but will also instill a sense of personal satisfaction from seeing the immediate results of your work in the transformed lives of clients.

Who Are We

MLSA is committed to the idea that equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege. We are zealous advocates for Montanans who struggle to make ends meet and deserve their day in court.

  • Our attorneys have pursued impact litigation all the way to Montana’s Supreme Court, helping to level the playing field for all Montanans.
  • Our staff works within Montana’s Tribal Courts.
  • We are nationally recognized for our forward-thinking approach to civil legal aid and for our use of technology to advance the cause of justice for all in Montana.

 

Why Should You Apply?

  • Live your values and put your passion or degree to work by advocating for people who deserve a voice in our legal system.
  • Great benefits, generous leave, and competitive pay.
  • Access to free CLE seminars and opportunities to attend national conferences and trainings.
  • The chance to hone your skills in a friendly and supportive work environment.

Open Positions

Domestic Violence Staff Attorney in Red Lodge

This Staff Attorney position will provide poverty law services to domestic violence victims throughout the state of Montana, concentrating their work in Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Park and Meagher counties. Poverty law services will primarily be in the area of family law and orders of protection, although other areas of law, such as housing, public benefits and consumer, will be addressed as appropriate to the client. For more information, and to apply to the job, please follow this link.

Staff Attorney - Friendship Center

The Domestic Violence Staff Attorney position will provide civil legal assistance to clients of the Friendship Center and to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson Counties. The position will be based at the Helena office of the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA). Services provided will handle all aspects of legal representation for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, including client contact, pleading preparation, research, file maintenance, and hearing and trial work. Areas of law covered will include all aspects of civil poverty law, but will be focused primarily on family law and Orders of Protection. The staff attorney will also participate in MLSA’s statewide initiatives, implement grant and contract requirements through casework and foster pro bono involvement with the private bar. For more information, and to apply to the job, please follow this link.

Domestic Violence Staff Attorney in Dillon

The Staff Attorney position will provide civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and harassment in Beaverhead County and Madison County. Based at the Community Support Center in Dillon, MT, services provided will range from brief counsel and advice, to more extended representation. Requires travel within Montana, including monthly travel to Sheridan, Montana.  In addition, this position will provide poverty law services throughout Montana as workload allows. This position is funded until December 31, 2022 with the possibility of extending if funding is available. Screening of applicants is ongoing and the position will remain open until filled. For more information, and to apply to the job, please follow this link.

Montana Eviction Prevention Intake Specialist

The Eviction Prevention Intake Specialist offers support, advocacy, information and referrals to families and individuals facing eviction, or with housing issues.  This position will serve as the first point of contact for MLSA clients with housing issues.  The Eviction Prevention Intake Specialist works with the MT Eviction Intervention Program Team to conduct client intakes and offer holistic, client-based support to prevent eviction and enhance the housing stability of MLSA clients. To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link.

Montana Eviction Prevention Case Navigator

The Eviction Prevention Case Navigator offers support, advocacy, information and referrals to families and individuals facing eviction. This position will help guide clients through the various systems and support related to their eviction and serve as a resource throughout the eviction process. The Eviction Prevention Housing Navigator works with the Montana Eviction Intervention Program (MEIP) team to offer holistic, client-based support to prevent eviction and enhance the housing stability of those served. This position will be the primary point of contact for assigned MEIP clients. To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link.

Intake Specialist

The full-time Intake Specialist offers support, advocacy, information, and referrals to applicants for services, clients, and the general public. The position will serve as the initial point of contact for MLSA clients and the intake specialist will respectfully interview potential applicants for legal services who may be under stress of legal action, elicit factual information from applicants, analyze the type of legal problem presented to determine whether MLSA may assist, or whether a referral is appropriate, and evaluate legal need and financial eligibility of the applicant. The intake specialist may also provide pro se “in one’s own behalf” assistance to individuals throughout Montana. To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link.

To Apply

Apply for positions online here. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.

MLSA is an equal opportunity employer and we consider the diversity of our staff to be vital to our organization's success. We strongly encourage and welcome people of all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and physical abilities to apply.