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Water Court Recent Activity
View recent filings for pending cases in Water Court.
Water Court Cases
Search Water Court cases and documents by keyword, document type, date filed, case or claim number, party names, and judge or water master.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Water Court Calendar
View the Water Court calendar by month, or search the calendar by keyword and date range.
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
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.
Water Court Legal Resources
View information about Water Court including a step-by-step guidebook, information for people without lawyers, online forms, a basic water law overview, statutes, court rules, basin adjudication status, stock water rights on public lands decisions, and additional online resources.
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.
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
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.
Free Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services Association provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents.
Forms and related information
Water Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Water Court, including affidavits, notice to appear, objection, motions, extensions, and withdrawals.
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.