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Montana Water Court
601 Haggerty Lane, PO Box 1389
The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of water rights claims.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Montana Water Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Gallatin County, Montana, and resources applicable to all courts in Montana.
Searching Case Records
Water Court Case Records
Search Water Court case records 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
Forms and related information
Water Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Water Court, including general affidavits, objection, withdrawal, extension, amendment, and appearance forms.
MontanaLawHelp offers do-it-yourself forms and instructions organized by legal issue.
Self help, legal research, general information
Water Court Legal Resources
View information about the Water Court, including an overview of water rights and enforcement, how to represent yourself, notices, rules and forms, and orders and compacts governing water use.
Legal Information Publications
Montana Legal Services Association offers downloadable brochures and flyers about legal topics including consumer, family, housing, benefits, and tax law. Assistance is available in Spanish as well.
Legal Information and Resources
MontanaLawHelp offers legal information by topic, including family, housing, consumer, military, senior, and Indian law. Information includes forms, instructions, legal referrals and additional resources for navigating through the court system.
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, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, real estate and small claims.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Montana Office of Disciplinary Counsel provides a list of disciplined attorneys, rules of professional conduct, an attorney complaint form, and frequently asked questions regarding disciplinary procedures.
Montana Indian Law
View information about Indian law in Montana, organized by topic and tribe, and including laws, tribal courts, treaties, and rights.
Search the Montana Code (Laws) by Table of Contents or 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 throughout the state. The Montana Supreme Court provides this service.
State Law Library
View information about the Montana State Law Library, including contacts and location, an online catalog and Ask A Librarian service, a list of legal services and resources by topic, and links to additional research assistance.
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.
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 and other court-related assistance by location and legal issue, or review an alphabetical list of the organizations by name.
Free Legal Assistance
Montana Legal Services Association provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents.
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.
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.