ASUM Legal Services
Free Legal Advice for Students
ASUM Legal Services has provided low cost legal assistance to eligible students of the University of Montana since 1975. We are comprised of two attorneys, Lou Villemez and Jessie Lundberg, a Legal Assistant, and law school student interns working under the supervision of the attorneys. Legal advice is free for students and there are small fees charged for legal services beyond advice appointments.
COVID-19 Update: Legal Advice Appointments Available by Phone or Zoom
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, ASUM Legal Services is providing services remotely via email, telephone and zoom. Please follow the instructions under "How To Apply" below, and request an appointment by phone or email.
We are not able to provide full attorney representation on every case, but our goal is to provide legal advice to every student in need. We provide legal advice, assistance and sometimes attorney representation on a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to:
- Landlord & Tenant
- Other Housing Issues: For other housing issues (such as foreclosure or discrimination) please contact us.
- Family Law: Divorce, custody, child support.
- Consumer Matters: Debt problems, car sales and repair problems, fraud and identity theft.
- Criminal Cases
- Civil Rights
- Property Damage
- Document Drafting: Wills, Powers of Attorney, informal Guardianships, Living Wills, Deeds, Contracts, etc.
We can provide advice, resources, or referrals for nearly any legal issue.
Know Your Rights Quiz
How well do you know about civil rights? Take our Civil Rights Quiz to be entered for a chance to win a cash prize. Winners will be announced at the end of Spring Semester 2022.
In addition to specific legal advice and assistance, ASUM Legal Services offers a wealth of legal information and legal resources for the students of the University of Montana, including:
- Our Legal Resources Database
- Self Help forms: Montana Court forms and instructions
- Montana Legal Services Association: Legal help for low income persons
- Montana Law Help: Do It Yourself assistance
- Lawyer referrals for cases that we can't handle
- Referrals to other resources and agencies, both legal and non-legal