Legal Resources

  • Question: What are some helpful law resources?
  • Answer:Self Help Law Center (on the third floor of the Justice Center) – provides basic forms and procedural guidance, and provides access to on-line research and form preparation.

    Montana Law Help – (800) 666-6899 – a project of the Montana Legal Services Association (see below), providing extensive on-line access to legal information and legal forms for use in Montana Courts.

    Montana State Law Library – (800) 710-9827    (406) 444-3660 – extensive collection of on-line legal resources including Montana Code Annotated, Administrative Rules, Court Rules, and on-line access to decisions of the Montana Supreme Court.

    Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) – (800) 666-6899 – provides free legal assistance to low-income people, and coordinates volunteer lawyer program with local bar.  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, migrant farmworker issues, and other civil legal issues.

    State Bar of Montana Lawyer Referral Service – (406) 449-6577 – provides lawyer referral service based on case type, and information and on-line links to other legal resources including self-help material.

    Montana Fair Housing – (800) 929-2611 – provides anti-discrimination housing information to owners and renters and information on Montana law and links to other resources.