FindLaw.com is a good internet site for basic law questions and research of issues. It has info on a national level or you can specify the state you are seeking info on.
State Law Library of Montana
Click on the MCA tab at the top of the page to pull up the Montana Code Annotated (or our statutes). Title 41 contains most of the child abuse laws we work with.
Local: (406) 444-3660
In State: (800) 710-9827
Montana Law Help
This is Montana’s legal self-help website. It is quite user-friendly. It is organized by topic and has a large number of contacts, as well as general information.
Montana Legal Services Association
The association has office locations across the state, however they do NOT have a location in Flathead County.
The Main Administrative Office is located at:
616 Helena Avenue, Suite 100
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9830
Flathead County District Court
920 S. South Main
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 758-5906
Fax: (406) 758-5857
JUDGES: Robert Allison, Ted Lympus, David Ortley, and Heidi Ulbricht
Note to CASA: If you would like to check out the docket for a specific day click on:http://flathead.mt.gov/clerk_of_court/index.php then in the side bar click on Judges Schedules.
Office of Public Defenders , Region 1, Kalispell, MT
Kalispell Phone: (406) 751-6080
The following website provides details about offices throughout the state: http://publicdefender.mt.gov/map.asp
Flathead County Deputy County Attorney’s Office
920 South Main, Kalispell
Justice Center 2nd floor
P. O. Box 1516
Kalispell, MT 59903-1516
Phone: (406) 758-5630
Fax: (406) 758-5642
COUNTY ATTORNEY: Ed Corrigan
CHIEF DEPUTY: Jonathan B Smith
Flathead Self Help Law Library
Open 9:30-5:00 (not staffed from 12-1) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The library is open to the public. A resource officer, Kandy Satterle, is on staff to assist with questions or to help individuals locate the correct documents for self help divorces and custody agreements. However she is not an attorney and is unable to provide legal advice. Appointments for consultations are encouraged.
920 SOUTH MAIN, KALISPELL
JUSTICE CENTER 3RD FLOOR
Phone: (406) 270-0292
471 E. Mercury
Butte, MT 59701
Montana State Department of Corrections
Note to CASAs: In addition to news and general information about corrections policies, issues, and activities, there are at least two tools on this site that CASA volunteers have occasionally found helpful. On the home page there is a large button titled CON, this is an inmate locator for the state of Montana. Other areas of interest could include the drop down menu found by clicking the victims button at the top of the page. Near the bottom of this menu you will find the other states inmate locator link, it has been useful for some volunteers in the past.
Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility
4 North Haynes Ave.
Miles City, MT 59301
Riverside Youth Correctional Facility