Montana Access to Justice Commission (MATJC)

The Montana Access to Justice Commission was established by Order of the Montana Supreme Court, effective October 1, 2012.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: Montana
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: MATJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions


Audio , News Story

In Montana The Demand For Affordable Legal Help Far Outstrips The Supply

Montana Public Radio
October 22, 2015
Montana's Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission is doing seven forums like yesterday’s in Kalispell around the state over the next year to get ideas for achieving justice for all.

News Story

Court commission examines legal help for poor in non-criminal cases

Mike Dennison
KTVH (Helena, MT) (NBC)
March 11, 2016
Every day in Montana, someone faces a crisis that may need legal help – and many Montanans have no way to pay for that.


Help close Montana’s justice gap

Beth Baker
Montana Standard
March 14, 2016
Montana Supreme Court Justice Baker advocates for justice for all, regardless of income level, location or status.


Supreme Court commission seeks input on access to justice

Jim Shea
Montana Standard
September 18, 2016
The ordeal of escaping an abusive relationship or the anxiety faced by a veteran looking for mental health care should not be accompanied by the fear of not knowing where to turn for help.


Gazette opinion: Access to justice in Montana

Billings Gazette
January 4, 2017
That lack of service affects not only poor Montanans, but everyone who needs to use our state court system.

News Story , Video

Montana judges, attorneys line up to support legal-assistance bill

Mike Dennison
KPAX (Missoula, MT)
January 25, 2019
Attorneys, judges and others turned out Friday to support a nearly $1 million-a-year proposed fund to aid low-income Montanans with civil legal disputes, saying it will help unclog an overburdened court system.

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