Clerk of District court

Clerk of District Court

Additional Resources

Mark Schmutzler from the State Law Library will be available on the main floor of the Courthouse Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11:30, to answer questions regarding Pro Se paperwork. Please contact 406-444-9300 for more information.

Montana Law Help  (low-income/civil law)

Montana Legal Services Help Line 800-666-6899 www.mtlsa.org and www.MontanaLawHelp.org

 

Adult Protective Services Elder Abuse Hotline

 

 

800-551-3191; www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/APS/index.shtml Emergency Intervention for elder abuse and protection

Child Abuse and Neglect

866-820-5437; http://www.dphhs.mt.gov./cfsd/index.shtml Centralized Intake system for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect

 

Child Support Enforcement

 

800-346-5437; www.dphhs.mt.gov/csed/; Assists parents with all aspects of child support including forms and information.

Citizen Advocate Office

800-332-2272; http://citizensadvocate.mt.gov Assists with problems or complaints related to state agencies

 

Consumer Protection office

 

800-481-6896 or 406-444-4500; http://doj.mt.gov/consumer.comnsumer/default.asp; Assists with consumer problems and educates consumers about their rights.

Disability Rights Montana 1-406-449-2344 voice/TDD

800-245-4743; www.disabilityrightsmt.org;  Protects & advocates for human, legal & civil rights of Montanans with mental and physical disabilities; provides assistance of advocates & attorneys for disability related issues.

 

Domestic Violence         MSLA Domestic Violence Intake

 

800-799-SAFE(7233) or 1-888-404-7794; www.MontanaLawHelp.org; provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Human Rights Bureau

800-542-0807 or 406-444-2884;
http://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/
:Administrative body that investigates and hears complaints of discrimination.

 

Lawyer Referral & Information Service

406-449-6577; www.montanabar.org; A service of the State Bar of Montana providing referrals to attorneys and information regarding other resources; does not have attorneys on staff or provide names of pro bono or reduced fee attorneys.

 

Montana Defender Project

U of M School of Law 406-243-6259 Post conviction civil rights matters involving prison conditions & sentence review. Serves only Montana inmates

 

Montana Courts

 


Montana Medical Legal Panel

http://courts.mt.gov/default.mcpx  Montana's Judicial Branch seeks to provide equal access to justice while building the public's trust and confidence in Montana courts.


877-443-4000 or 406-443-4000; Montana law requires that you first present your claim to the Montana Medical legal Panel before you can file suit.

 

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

 

877-442-1648 or 406-442-1648; www.montanaodc.org; Investigates claims of ethical violations by lawyers.

People’s Law Center

 http://www.peopleslawcenter.org Hotline Numbers: Bozeman/Billings: 866-650-9013; Helena/Butte/Missoula: 800-406-5567; Great Falls/Havre: 800-406-5560. Handles Social Security disability cases (SSI and SSD), disability cessation, SSI overpayments, and Medicaid cases.

 

Public Defender’s Office

406-496-6080; 444-0104 in Helena. http://publicdefender.mt.gov; Supervises the Montana Public Defender System and the Office of the State Public Defender

 

State Bar of Montana
 
7 West 6th Ave.           Helena, MT 59624

406-442-7660; www.montanabar.org; Association for attorney regulations and licensing and legal education, publications and programs to serve attorneys and the public.

 

State Law Library of Montana

 

 

 800-710-9827 or 406-444-1907; https://courts.mt.gov/library/default.asp; Serves the legal needs of judges, attorneys and the general public by providing reference and research assistance

Victim Services and Restorative Justice and Crime Victim Compensation Program

800-498-6455 or 406-444-1907; www.doj.mt.gov/victims; provides direct services to victims and processes claims for compensation for innocent victims who have been injured or killed as a result of a crime.