Supreme Court commission seeks input on access to justice

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.

Op-Ed (Montana)

Jim Shea
Montana Standard
September 18, 2016

Tags: Justice for All

Organizations mentioned/involved: Montana Access to Justice Commission (MATJC)


The Montana Access to Justice Commission aims to increase the availability and types of legal assistance available to these populations, to expand legal services in rural areas, and to foster collaboration between legal providers. The Access to Justice Commission is hosting a public forum series to review and assess our civil justice system.

On behalf of the Montana Supreme Court, I invite you to join me at this month’s forum in Butte. The forum will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Montana Tech Library Auditorium, 1300 West Park Street. The public is encouraged to share stories and ideas with our panel, which will include members of the Legislature, local judges, and other community leaders. Montanans are asked to participate in order to help the Commission better understand the challenges facing Montana’s court system and to find practical solutions.