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First Judicial District Bar Association Pro Bono Program

  • Location:
    616 Helena Avenue, Suite 100
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Phone: 406-442-9830
  • Fax: 406-442-9817
  • Website: http://www.mtlsa.org

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) facilitates this program. MLSA provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people. MLSA provides help in legal cases that include domestic violence, divorce, bankruptcy, debt collection, debtor harassment, evictions, landlord and tenant issues, SSI, SSDI, Native American issues, and other civil legal problems.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Broadwater, Lewis and Clark
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrants, Low Income, Military/Veterans, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided 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
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Jellisa Joseph, Esq.,
Closing the Gap 

Ms. Joseph is a pro bono attorney for Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York’s Closing the Gap program. She began volunteering with Closing the Gap at the commencement of this year and has assisted unrepresented litigants almost each month thereafter. Read More

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