The importance of access to counsel


A bill currently pending (HB46) that would provide additional funding for civil legal aid to Montanans living in poverty.
Letter to Editor (Montana)

Amy Hall
Helena Independent Record (MT)
January 25, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA)


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I am a legal aid attorney with Montana Legal Services Association. I represent low-income renters. Consider “Ann,” a grandmother raising her daughter’s children. Ann’s landlord threatened to evict her due to property damage caused by one of the children. Ann couldn’t afford to lose her home, but didn’t know how to respond to her landlord. With MLSA’s help, Ann negotiated a payment plan with her landlord and avoided eviction.