Montana Legal Aid and Lawyer Referral
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.
Montana - Statewide Courts Legal Aid
Find Free and Low-Cost Legal Help
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services and other court-related assistance by location and legal issue, or review an alphabetical list of the organizations by name.
Lawyer Referral Service
The State Bar of Montana offers a lawyer referral service to individuals seeking legal representation by location and legal needs. There is no fee for referring callers to attorneys in their area, but this service does not make referrals to low-cost or free legal services.
Find a Montana Attorney
Search the State Bar of Montana directory of member attorneys.
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.
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.
Hill County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Hill 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 - Courts Legal Aid Resources
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.
Madison County - Courts Legal Aid Resources
Madison 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.