Justice for Alt: Special brew to benefit 50-year-old Montana Legal Services Association

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Montana Legal Services Association launches a public awareness and fundraising campaign, including its own special beer brewed by Blackfoot River Brewing: Justice for Alt.
News Story (Montana)

Tom Kuglin
Helena Independent Record (MT)
October 4, 2015

Tags: Access to Justice, Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)


Several years ago, former MLSA client and current board member Mary Lee Shepherd was a resident of Helena Housing Authority. She found herself in a financial struggle with low income and Social Security demanding back payments.

It was during that time that Shepherd attended a talk by MLSA attorney Amy Hall, who specializes in housing issues. Shepherd made an appointment and Hall was able to get the payments reduced as she worked back to financial stability.

“There’s so many people that can’t afford an attorney and can’t afford legal help,” Shepherd said. “For me personally, the Social Security thing was really stressful and Amy set up a meeting and helped me along with that.

“So many of my friends have also been helped with different things — it’s just a really amazing, out there organization.”