Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)
Who We Are
What is the Montana Legal Services Association?
The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a federally and privately funded program that provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income people.
What help can I find at MLSA?
- Legal information,
- Self-help materials,
- Legal advice,
- Legal representation by an MLSA attorney, and/or
- Referrals to pro bono attorneys and other legal providers.
To qualify for our services, applicants generally must have income of 125% or less of the federal poverty level and limited assets. You must also be a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.
We never charge a fee for our services. However, you may have to pay court costs and filing fees.
What issues can I find information on?
- Money Problems,
- Public Benefits,
- Native American,
- Domestic/Sexual/Dating Abuse,
- Migrant workers' issues,
What does MLSA not handle?
MLSA does not handle auto accidents, personal injury, business-related matters and generally does not take criminal cases (including traffic citations).
How can I get more information about MLSA?
Check out our web site at www.mtlsa.org.
How can I get help from MLSA?
Look for application information on our web site at www.mtlsa.org.
How to Get Help
You can contact this organization by:
- Contact Type
You can call the HelpLine at 1-(800)-666-6899.
- Contact Type
You can complete and mail in an application. See the MLSA web site at www.MTLSA.org. Click on the "Get Legal Help" to find the application.
- Contact Type
Online application. See the MLSA web site at www.mtlsa.org. Click on the "Get Legal Help" to find the online application.
Who We Serve
MLSA will provide language assistance to limited English proficient people through interpretation and translation.
- Income Guidelines
In certain situations, the Montana Legal Services Association can represent people whose income is above 125% of the poverty level.
There are no fees for our services, but there may be filing fees or publication fees.
- Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
- Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
- Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
- Eligibility Restrictions
Most of our legal services are available only for people with income at or below 125% of the federal poverty level and very limited assets. You must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible alien. We cannot handle criminal cases or traffic citations.
Type of Help
- This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
- Full Legal Representation
- Brief Advice
- Self-Help Materials
- Description of Services
MLSA provides legal information, self-help materials, legal advice, legal representation, referrals to pro bono attorneys and other legal help, depending on the situation and our resources. We do our best to provide as much help as possible.