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MontanaProBono.net Bi-Monthly Newsletter – June, 2005

Friday, June 03, 2005

  • By: Brian Tagliaferro
  • Organization: Montana Legal Services Coalition

TOP STORIES

* New MontanaProBono.net Newsletter and Staff

* Healthlaw.org Now on MontanaProBono.net

* Help Us Make MontanaProBono.net Better

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

* Mother Needs Help with Dissolution and Parenting Plan

LIBRARY

* Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of the 2005 Reform Legislation

* Consumer Law and Family Law CLE Materials

NEWS

* Local Bar Honors 3 for Pro Bono Work

* Economic Insecurity of Low-Wage Working Families

CALENDAR

* Consumer Law CLE

* Equal Justice Conference - Justice for Montana's Children

TIP OF THE BI-MONTH

* How to Update Your Profile on MontanaProBono.net

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TOP STORIES

* New MontanaProBono.net Newsletter and Staff

As a means to keep members of MontanaProBono.net updated on new information and resources we have launched a bi-monthly newsletter. New staff member, Brian Tagliaferro, has been hired to facilitate content development on MontanaProBono.net in an effort to better service the pro bono needs of our members.

* Healthlaw.org Now on MontanaProBono.net!

You can now access healthlaw.org through MontanaProBono.net, the new National Health Law Program (NHeLP)Web site.

NHeLP is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people.

Just log in at http://www.MontanaProBono.net, select Montana Advocate Resources under "Practice Areas," listed on the left hand menu. A new page will display, go to "Practice Areas" again and click on healtlaw.org.

* Help Us Make MontanaProBono.net Better

Please help us make MontanaProBono.net better for you by taking a few minutes to let us know what you think.

http://survey.mtlsa.org/survey.php?uid=14283da99c2597


PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES

* Mother Needs Help with Dissolution and Parenting Plan

Helena area mother needs help with dissolution and parenting plan. She has 4 young kids; 3 are infant triplets. She is MLSA eligible. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact: Brian Tagliaferro at montanaprobono@mtlsa.org

LIBRARY

* Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of the 2005 Reform Legislation

Summary of changes to consumer bankruptcy law affected by this legislation.

http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3228

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)

* Consumer Law and Family Law CLE Materials Access CLE outlines and presentation materials on Consumer Protection Causes of Action; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act & Fair Credit Reporting Act; Consumer Protection and Cars; and Family Law Mediation.

http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3229

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)


NEWS

* Local Bar Honors 3 for Pro Bono Work

Three Helena lawyers were honored by the 1st Judicial District Bar Association on March 16th for their volunteer work on behalf of low-income Montanans.

http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3211

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)

* Economic Insecurity of Low-Wage Working Families

The National Center for Children in Poverty explains a "Catch 22" for low-wage working families. As parents increase their earnings, families begin to lose eligibility for the public benefits that support work, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, health insurance, and food stamps.

Therefore, earning more may actually leave a family with fewer resources after the bills are paid. http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3221

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)


CALENDAR

* Predatory Short Term Loans CLE

June 7, 4-6pm, 217 N. 27th Street, Billings Michael Eakin, Esq. of the Montana Legal Services Association will give a CLE training on Predatory Short Term Loans.

This presentation will involve an overview of current Payday and Title Loan laws and the theme will be "How to Make Lenders Pay"

http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3218

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)

* Equal Justice Conference - Justice for Montana's Children

June 17, Mansfield Center, Billings

The all day conference program includes:

-Family Law Mediation: Meeting Your Pro Bono Goals and Serving the Child's Best Interests -From Cause to Profession: The Evolution of the Practice of Law for Children

-HotDocs: A Hands-On Demonstration of How Technology Can Improve Access to the Courts -The Doctor and Lawyer Are In: The case for Medical-Legal Collaboration in Child Health -Update on Issues Affecting Children from the 2005 Montana Legislature http://www.montanaprobono.net/link.cfm?3230

(You will need to enter your ID and password.)


TIP OF THE BI-MONTH

* How to Update Your Profile on MontanaProBono.net

Has your e-mail address changed recently? Have you changed employment? If you need to make changes or verify the information you provided to MontanaProBono.net when you first registered, please follow the steps below:

1. Log onto MontanaProBono.net.

2. Go to the MontanaProBono.net Practice Area of the left hand menu.

3. Scroll down on the left hand menu and select "My Profile."

4. Click on "Edit My Profile."

5. Click on Finished button when done.

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MontanaProBono.net is a bi-monthly newsletter distributed by Montana Legal Services Association. Its purpose is to keep MontanaProBono.net members up-to-date with new information and resources available.

If you have any questions or if you wish to unsubscribe from this list, please contact Brian Tagliaferro at btagliaf@mtlsa.org.

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