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Find a Montana law?

Visit the Montana Laws page on the State Law Library's website. This webpage contains links to various Montana laws, including:

If you need assistance finding a particular law, contact the Reference Librarian for more information.


Find a Montana Supreme Court decision?

The State Law Library scans and publishes on its website all Montana Supreme Court opinions and the briefs that are submitted by the parties for those cases. Currently, you can access cases dating back to the 1980s. In addition, the law library publishes online selected Supreme Court orders.

You can search all of these Supreme Court documents by entering keywords docket number, party names, topic, etc.) in the searchbox located here. For more advanced search options, click here. If you need help finding an Opinion, Order, or Brief, contact the Reference Librarian for more information.


Find information about a particular Montana court case?

  • To find information about a Montana state District Court case, you must contact the Clerk of Court for the court where the case was filed.
     
  • For information on cases filed in the courts of limited jurisdiction ( Justice Court, City Court, and Municipal Court), you should contact the office of the judge involved. You can find contact information for local courts in the Court Locator. Simply click on the appropriate district/county, and local court information will appear.
     
  • For information on Water Court cases, contact the Water Court directly.

    Montana Water Court
    601 Haggerty Lane
    PO Box 1389
    Bozeman, MT 59771-1389
    Phone: 406-586-4364
    Fax: 406-522-4131
    Email: watercourt@mt.gov
    Website: http://courts.mt.gov/water

  • You can find some information on Workers' Compensation Court cases on the court’s website. For additional information, contact the Workers' Compensation Judge or the Clerk of the Workers' Compensation Court directly:

    Montana Workers' Compensation Court
    1625 11th Ave.
    P.O. Box 537
    Helena, MT 59624-0537
    Phone: 406-444-7794
    Fax: 406-444-7798
    Email: pkessner@mt.gov
    Website: http://wcc.dli.mt.gov/

  • You can find some information on Montana Supreme Court cases online through the State Law Library’s website. The State Law Library scans and publishes on its website all current Montana Supreme Court Opinions and the Briefs that are submitted by the parties for those cases. At this time, you can access cases dating back to the 1980s. In addition, the law library publishes online selected Supreme Court Orders.

You can search all of these Supreme Court documents by entering keywords (docket number, party names, topic, etc.) in the searchbox located here. If you need help finding an Opinion, Order, or Brief, contact the Reference Librarian for more information.

For all other inquiries about Supreme Court cases, contact the Clerk of the Supreme Court.

Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court
Room 323, Justice Building
215 N. Sanders
P.O. Box 203003
Helena, Montana 59620-3003
Phone: 406-444-3858
Fax: 406-444-5705
Website: http://courts.mt.gov/clerk


Find a lawyer?

Visit the State Law Library’s Find a Lawyer page for more information about hiring a lawyer.


File a small claims case?

The State Law Library’s Civil Court Forms page provides information about small claims court, including links to instructions for filing a small claims case, sample forms, statutes and rules on small claims cases, and free websites on this topic.


Find a legal form?

The State Law Library’s Find a Law by Topic page provides legal information and resources about selected legal topics, including:

    • Links to Sample Forms
    • Links to Selected Laws about Your Topic
    • Links to Other Websites about Your Topic
    • Recommended Books in the Law Library on Your Topic

The law library owns many forms that cannot be published on the Internet. If you cannot find the form that you are looking for, or the legal topic that you are interested in is not listed here, contact the Reference Librarian for more information.


Find information about a particular legal topic?

The State Law Library’s Find a Law by Topic page provides legal information and resources about selected legal topics, including:

    • Links to Sample Forms
    • Links to Selected Laws about Your Topic
    • Links to Other Websites about Your Topic
    • Recommended Books in the Law Library on Your Topic

The law library owns many forms that cannot be published on the Internet. If you cannot find the form that you are looking for, or the legal topic that you are interested in is not listed here, contact the Reference Librarian for more information.


File a complaint against a lawyer?

You can find information about complaints against lawyers and the disciplinary process on the State Law Library’s Attorney Discipline – Lawyer Complaints page, including links to forms, statutes, rules, and free websites on this topic.


File a complaint against a judge?

You can find information about complaints against judges and the disciplinary process on the State Law Library’s Judge Complaints – Substitution/Disqualification of Judge page, including links to forms, statutes, rules, and free websites on this topic.


Find the address and phone number for my local court?

You can find contact information for local courts in the Court Locator. Simply click on the appropriate district/county, and local court information will appear.


Find a listing of current job openings in the Judicial Branch?

You can find information on current Judicial Branch openings on our Employment Opportunities page, or through the Statewide Job Listings.