$32K boost lets Great Falls law clinic stay open
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A Great Falls law clinic that helps people who can’t
afford legal services will stay open for now after receiving a donation and a
grant worth $32,000.
The $10,000 donation from Great Falls law firm Lewis Slovak Kovacich & Marr and
the $22,000 grant from United Way of Cascade County is nearly half the Cascade
County Law Clinic's annual operating budget.
Clinic executive director Judy Pylar tells the Great Falls Tribune the law clinic
has depended on grants from the Montana Justice Foundation and other sources,
but that money has dwindled in the past few years.
The clinic's $60,000 to $65,000 budget pays an office, a full-time administrative
assistant and Pylar's half-time salary.
Cases are referred to private practice attorneys throughout Great Falls, who
represent clients at no charge.