This page provides information about Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral resources in Montana. Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
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Montana - Statewide Legal Aid and Lawyer ReferralFind 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.Public Defender
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.Consumer Protection
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.
Cascade County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesCascade County Criminal Information
The Cascade County Attorney's Office offers information about partner/family member prosecution, and bad check prosecution and collection. Downloadable bad check forms are included. Scroll down to the Files box for the links.
Glacier County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesGlacier County Bad Check Prosecution
The Glacier County Attorney's Office offers information about its procedure for collecting and prosecuting bad checks.
Hill County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesHill County Bad Check Prosecution
The Hill County Attorney's Office offers information about its procedure for collecting and prosecuting bad checks, with program application instructions and tips for merchants.
Lewis and Clark County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesLewis 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.
Madison County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesMadison County Justice Court Public Defender Information
View instructions for obtaining a court-appointed attorney in a criminal case in Madison County Justice Court, with a link to the state Public Defender Office application form.
Missoula County - Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral ResourcesMissoula County Bad Check Prosecution
The Missoula County Attorney's Office offers information about its procedure for collecting and prosecuting bad checks. Prevention tips for merchants are included.