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Attorneys in Montana join the state level legal associations for a variety of different reasons including networking opportunities, access to publications on a specialty practice area and discounts to quality CLE seminars. Legal Associations in Montana include the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Montana Association of Trial Attorneys.

The State Bar of Montana

The State Bar of Montana
7 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 2B
P.O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624
United States
Ph: (406) 442-7660
Fx: (406) 442-7763

The State Bar of Montana is a mandatory bar governed by a 20-member Board of Trustees that the membership elects. The mission of this Board is to lead the legal profession and serve the public interest through proper guidance of the State Bar of Montana.

The State Bar of Montana strives to improve the legal profession by requiring high standards of integrity, learning, conduct, competence, and conduct of its members.

Additionally, it is a safeguarded forum for the discussion and/or effective action concerning legal subject and a way to achieve positive relations with the public. Montana lawyers must complete 15 credits each year of continuing legal education. Prior to the current organization was a voluntary association founded in 1885.


Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MTACDL)


The Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MTACDL) was established in 1997. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, MTACDL provides training and other resources to private practitioners, full time public defenders, court appointed attorneys, and tribal court advocates throughout Montana…Read more »

Montana Association of Trial Attorneys


The Montana Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) is a non-profit organization for attorneys in Montana who represent litigants to secure a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in Montana belong to the organization.
The MTLA serves it members by sponsoring the state’s premier continuing legal education (CLE) seminars on personal injury, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation topics. Today, MTLA has grown to nearly 500 attorneys in Montana. .... Read more »

This article was last updated on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.