MontanaLawHelp.org is a project of Montana Legal Services Association. The project is funded by the national Legal Services Corporation and the Montana Justice Foundation. Other partners to the project include the State of Montana Law Library, the State Bar of Montana, and the Montana Supreme Court.
Pro Bono Net created, hosts, and maintains MontanaLawHelp.org.
The Montana Legal Services Association provides low-income Montana residents with access to the justice system. They provide civil legal assistance in priority areas, such as family law, bankruptcy or evictions. The Montana Legal Services Association is funded in part by the national Legal Services Corporation and the Montana Justice Foundation.
The Montana Justice Foundation is the charitable arm of the Montana legal community. MJF's mission is to achieve equal access to justice for all Montanans through effective funding and leadership.
The Montana Supreme Court established the Access to Justice Commission (ATJC) on May 22, 2012. The purpose of the Montana Access to Justice Commission is to develop, coordinate, and implement initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters.
The LawHelp website platform was created and is maintained by Pro Bono Net (PBN), a national nonprofit founded in 1999 whose mission is to bring the power of the law to all through technology and collaboration. Pro Bono Net's programs equip individuals with solutions to life-changing legal issues and transform how the civil justice sector collaborates to tackle justice problems.
The State Bar of Montana leads the legal profession and serves the public interest. The purposes of the State Bar are
- to aid the courts in maintaining and improving the administration of justice;
- to foster, maintain and require on the part of attorneys high standards of integrity, learning, competence, public service and conduct; to safeguard proper professional interests of the local bar associations;
- to provide a forum for discussion of and effective action concerning subjects pertaining to the practice of law, the science of jurisprudence and law reform, and relations of the Bar to the public;
- to provide for continuing legal education of members of the Bar and to insure that the responsibilities of the legal profession to the public are more effectively discharged.
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