26 AmeriCorps members in the Justice for Montanans Program serve with 7 different organizations to provide civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income Montanans. Sites include Montana Legal Services Association, the Court Help Program of the Montana Supreme Court - Self Help Law Centers, Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection and Victim Services, Office of Child and Family Ombudsman, Montana Fair Housing, YWCA, and Legal Services Developer Program, Aging Services.
AmeriCorps members perform a variety of duties including working with clients, providing legal information and referrals, helping attorneys with case management, developing outreach materials and presentations, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, helping survivors of domestic violence access services, and much more. Legal experience is not necessary and all members will be trained in various skills and topics. AmeriCorps members will receive a living allowance, health insurance, and an education award at the end of completing a successful term.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
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High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check