Law Student Handbook 2011-2012, University of Montana School of Law. Includes student groups and committees involved in public interest and pro bono service.
Montana Student Practice Rules (May 1, 1975)
Amendment to Student Practice Rule (August 13, 1991)
A Pro Bono Guide, An Introduction to Pro Bono in a Law Firm Setting. Published by Harvard Law School.
Directory of Law School and Public Interest Pro Bono Programs - American Bar Association.
Sample Cover Letters for internships/externships (pro bono, public interest) - Harvard Law School
Planning Your Public Interest Career - Harvard Law School
Proposed Pro Bono Publico Reporting for Montana State Bar Applicants
The Access to Justice Commission, in its November 26, 2013, filing recommends a statewide pro bono bar service admission rule that establishes an expectation, but not a requirement, that students would complete (50) hours of pro bono service before graduation. The recommended Rule would also establish a mandatory reporting requirement that would apply to all applicants to the Montana state bar, even if they have no hours to report.
The Commission further recommended establishing a signature program at The University of Montana School of Law, pairing Montana attorneys with law students to work on Rule 6.1 pro bono matters that are eligible to be reported as pro bono hours by both the attorney and the student.
The 90 day comment period has ended and the Court will set a date for a public hearing on the matter. Read public comments here.