What’s Technology Got to Do With It?

By Liz Keith, Pro Bono NetIn Montana and around the country, legal aid organizations, courts and their partners are seeing a large and growing number of people facing legal needs on their own. These individuals either do not qualify for legal aid or cannot be served because of insufficient resources, yet they can’t afford to …

A Vision for Justice- Justice Beth Baker, Montana Supreme Court

Recently I had the privilege of touring the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  Displayed there, within an elegantly somber and dimly lit rotunda, are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of our United States and the original Bill of Rights.  Just next door, in its own vaulted space, is one of few remaining copies in …

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 …

MLSA Executive Director Alison Paul Announces New Advocacy Blog

As the Executive Director of MLSA, I am pleased to welcome you to MLSA’s new advocacy blog.  Across the country, legal aid programs and others promoting access to justice have made the conscious decision to promote broad based advocacy, in addition to helping clients one case at a time.   At MLSA, broad based advocacy means …