Associated Students of MSU Billings

Student Legal Services

The Associated Students of Montana State University Billings fund Student Legal Services from the activity fee paid by students enrolled for at least seven (7) credits per semester.  ASMSUB employs a part-time attorney to meet with students regarding their civil legal problems and provide advice, with representation available on specific, limited matters.  ASMSUB has offered Student Legal Services for over 20 years.  The attorney is available fall, spring and summer semesters.

 

Types of Cases

The attorney is available to assist students with uncontested family law matters(divorce, parenting plan and step-parent adoption), landlord-tenant issues, simple wills, and a variety of other civil matters.

 

Appointments

To schedule an appointment with the attorney, phone 657-2365 or stop by the Student Union Building, Room 213.  Appointments must be made in advance.  Allow 30 minutes for your appointment and bring along any paperwork relating to your legal problem.

 

Cost

There is no charge for a consultation with the attorney.  If you and the attorney agree that legal work will be undertaken on your behalf, you may need to pay a fee to ASMSUB, depending on the type of action.  You will be responsible for court costs, court filing fees, and other expenses, such as certified mail or newspaper publication fees.

 

Please note:  Please do not ask for advice for friends or family members who are not students.

 

 

Other Assistance

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

Child Support Enforcement Division

Consumer Complaints

Governor’s Advocates Hotline
(State Government Problems)

Human Rights Commission

Montana Fair Housing

Montana Legal Services

State Auditor/Insurance Commissioner

YWCA Battered Victims Hotline (Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence)