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Welcome

ASUM Legal Services provides low cost professional legal advice and representation to eligible students of the University of Montana. Third year UM law student interns work under the supervision of licensed attorneys to provide advice and representation in a variety of areas including:

  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Wills, Power of Attorney, & Living Wills
  • Family law including divorce, custody, & Adoptions
  • Consumer matters
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases
  • Property damage matters

Fees vary depending on the type of case you have. View our "Fee Schedule" page for a list of possible legal fees.

Eligibility

Every activity fee paying student is eligible to apply for services. Students desiring legal services must attend a free intake interview which provides Legal Services' attorneys with the information we need to determine whether we can help you. Cases are accepted based on factors including:

  • The type of matter
  • Whether representing you would create a conflict
  • The complexity of the matter and expertise required
  • Whether the office has the time and resources available to adequately represent you

Conflicts and Exclusions

Legal Services cannot represent:

  • A student against another student
  • A student against the University of Montana
  • A student against the State of Montana or any other governmental entity (except in criminal matters)
  • Case outside Missoula County
  • Tax cases
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Felony criminal cases
  • Class action suits
  • Contingent fee cases
  • Cases where the student has been previously represented by another attorney
  • Profit seeking activities
  • Unnecessary or unreasonable charges or actions
  • Cases which would require an excessive or disproportionate allocation of Legal Services' resources

Intake Appointment

If you wish to use our services, you must first schedule an intake appointment by calling (406) 243-6213. An intake appointment is where you meet with a secretary and explain the facts of your case. The secretary will record this information and then give it to an attorney. The attorney looks over the facts and decides whether or not our office can represent you. You will be notified in approximately 1-3 days about whether or not our office can represent you. Please view our "Intake Preparation" page before scheduling an intake appointment.

  • ASUM Legal Services
  • University Center RM 112
  • University of Montana Missoula, MT 59812
  • (406) 243-6213
  • (406) 243-2566 Fax