Tag Archives: Montana

Inherent Authority to Appoint Counsel — Montana Supreme Court Order — Wisconsin Hearing

This is interesting.  On December 6, 2011, the Montana Supreme Court unanimously entered an  Order appointing counsel for a mother in a guardianship case.  The trial court had refused, citing lack of satutory authority.   The state Supreme Court held … Continue reading

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Montana Supreme Court Commission On Self-Represented Litigants Wins Case on Use of Its Copyrighted Forms

It’s a default judgment, but significant nonetheless. The Montana Supreme Court Commission On Self-Represented Litigants won a case about improper use of its forms by a commercial organization called “Legal Aid Administration, LLC”, (described in the complaint as a “limited … Continue reading

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Questions about the Model Code of Judicial Conduct and the Self-Represented

If the Supreme Court, in its upcoming decision in Turner v. Rogers, addresses the issue highlighted by the Solicitor General’s Brief, and discussed significantly at oral argument —  whether due process requires in some cases affirmative steps by judges such … Continue reading

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Sue Talia Comments on Montana’s New Unbundling Rules as National Model

As many of you know, Sue Talia  is one of the country’s leading experts on unbundling, and a frequent speaker on the topic.  We are proud to share her analysis of the significance of the  new Montana unbundling rules. MONTANA’S … Continue reading

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