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Western Montana Bar Association Pro Bono Program

The Western Montana Bar Association's Pro Bono Program pairs low-income clients in need of assistance with a civil legal issue with volunteer attorneys. Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) facilitates this program- screening clients and making referrals to volunteer attorneys. The program refers clients who need assistance with domestic violence, divorce, parenting plans, bankruptcy, debt collection, debtor harassment, evictions, landlord and tenant issues, Native American issues, and other civil legal problems.

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • CLE pro bono comments: Free CLE credit awarded for Attorneys who spend 50+ hours on a pro bono case per year.
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Client intake and screening, Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Prepare legal education materials, Legal Research
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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