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Driver History Records
The Montana Department of Justice offers an online search service for access to driver history records by driver license number, name, and date of birth.
Criminal History Search
The Montana Department of Justice provides a search of criminal history public records by name and date of birth, with options to enter a social security number and alias names.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Lewis and Clark County District Court Calendars
View Lewis and Clark County District Court calendars by judge.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions and Letters of Advice
Search Montanta Attorney General Opinions and Letters of Advice by year and number, and view pending requests.
Self help, legal research, general information
1st Judicial District Court Rules
View the local court rules for District Court in Broadwater and Lewis & Clark Counties.
1st Judicial District Treatment Court
View information about Treatment Court in Lewis and Clark and Broadwater Counties, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse problems. Links to referral, interview, and release forms are included.
State Law Library
View information about the Montana State Law Library, including contacts, location, an online Ask a Librarian service, an online catalog, a glossary of common legal terms, a list of legal services and information resources by topic, and links to additional online legal research resources.
Legal Information and Resources
MontanaLawHelp offers legal information and resources by legal issue including orders of protection, family law, debt, housing, benefits, taxes, seniors, employment, Indian issues, veterans, and the court system. Do-it-yourself forms and instructions are included.
Child Support Services
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including assistance making or changing a child support order, locating absent parents, establishing paternity, and enforcement of child support orders. Links to online child support payments and online account status are included.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Montana Office of Disciplinary Counsel offers online access to a list of disciplined attorneys.
Legal Information and Self-Help Resources
The State Bar of Montana offers legal information on a variety of topics, including dissolution of marriage, estate planning, small claims court, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy and real estate.
Domestic Violence Resources
Information on resources available to victims of domestic violence in Montanta, including protection orders, Hope Cards, forms, and address confidentiality.
Foreclosure Information and Resources
View information about foreclosure procedures and foreclosure prevention resources in Montana, including a link to agencies that provide assistance and counseling.
Youth Court System
Information regarding the Youth Court system, which operates as an alternative to criminal prosecution of juvenile offenders in every judicial district of Montana.
Montana Laws and Rules
View the Montana Code, pending legislation, administrative agency information and rules, and court rules for all levels of Montana courts. Code and court rules may be browsed by table of contents or searched by keyword.
View contact information for Self-Help Law Centers, which provide free information, forms, and access to resources for people with civil legal problems.
Montana Indian Law
View information about Indian law in Montana, organized by topic and tribe, and including laws, tribal courts, treaties, and rights.
Legal Information Publications
Montana Legal Services Association offers downloadable brochures and flyers about legal topics including consumer, family, housing, benefits, taxes, and the legal system.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Lewis and Clark County Bad Check Prosecution
The Lewis and Clark County Attorney's Office offers information about its procedure for collecting and prosecuting bad checks.
Find Free and Low-Cost Legal Help
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services or other court-related assistance, by location and legal issue; or view the directory of organizations in alphabetical order.
Lawyer Referral Service
The State Bar of Montana offers a free attorney referral hotline that refers callers to attorneys in Montana based on location and subject matter of the case. A search by location and area of practice is included. This service does not make referrals to low-cost or free attorney services.
Limited Scope Representation
View information about limited scope representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, evidence preparation, coaching, discovery, court appearances for difficult parts of the case, and other tasks as agreed.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the State Bar of Montana directory of member attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services and Resources
The State Bar of Montana offers a list of organizations that provide civil legal assistance and other resources to low-income residents.
View information about the Office of the State Public Defender, which provides criminal defense services to defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. A clickable system map provides local office contact information.
The Montana Department of Justice provides information about consumer protection and various types of fraud. Services include online complaint filing and downloadable consumer-protection forms, checklists, and sample letters.
Free Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services Association provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents.
Forms and related information
Lewis and Clark County Bad Check Notice
View and download a bad check notice and demand for payment for use in Lewis and Clark County.
Lewis and Clark County Bad Check Prosecution Request
View and download a form to request the Lewis and Clark County Attorney's Office to prosecute a bad check case.
Online Court Forms and Information
Forms, instructions and related information are organized by legal topic and type of court. Available forms include general civil, divorce, child custody, child support, evictions, small claims, protective orders, name change, wills, workers compensation and many other types of cases.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
The Montana Office of Disciplinary Counsel offers information and assistance related to complaints about lawyers, including an online complaint form.
MontanaLawHelp offers do-it-yourself forms and instructions organized by legal issue.
Public Defender Application
View and download the State Public Defender's Office application for court-appointed counsel, for use in criminal cases when the defendant cannot afford a lawyer.