The following matters are some of the cases which have survived the screening process mandated by 28 U.S.C. § 1915 and in which pro se plaintiffs have requested the appointment of counsel. Although motions for appointment of counsel have been denied without prejudice, the Court will still consider the appointment of counsel if a member of the bar is willing to provide pro bono representation in the case. You do not need to be on the Court’s Civil Pro Bono Panel to provide representation in any of these cases.
If you are interested in providing pro bono representation in any of these cases please contact the Court’s Pro Bono Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-829-7122.
|Case Name||Case Number||Case Status||Nature of Claim|
|Quigg v. Bell, et al.||17cv35-H-BMM-JTJ||MSJs filed 1/10/2020||Prisoner 14th Amendment medical care and conditions claims at YCDF|
|Bjork v. Slaughter, et al.||18cv107-H-DLC-JTJ||MSJ filed 5/31/2020||Prisoner 8th Amendment strip search and 1st Amendment retaliation claims|
|Sliwinski v. Salmonson, et al.||18cv82-H-BMM-JTJ||MSJ 7/12/2019; response fld 9/6/19||Prisoner 8th Amendment medical care claim|
|Ellison v. Yellowstone Cty||18cv56-BLG-BMM-JTJ||Trial scheduled for 5/18/21||Pretrial detainee 14th Amendment denial of food and failure to protect|
|Quigg v. Rees||18cv86-H-BMM-JTJ||MSJ filed 10/10/19||Prisoner 8th Amendment medical care claim|
|Little Dog v. Cooper et al||18cv97-M-JTJ||Trial scheduled for 2/9/21||Pre-trial detainee 1st Amendment religion claims against Flathead County defendants|
|Cudd v. Kohut, et al.||19cv15-H-BMM-JTJ||MSJ filed 9/2/2020||Prisoner 8th Amendment medical care claim|
|Sherman v. DOC, et al.||19cv17-H-DLC-JTJ||Trial scheduled for 3/22/2021||Prisoner 8th Amendment deliberate indifference to safety claim|
|Tsosie v. Billings, et al.||19cv64-BLG-BMM-TJC||Discovery due 12/18/20; Mtns due 1/15/21||Arrestee/pretrial detainee denial of medical care claims|
|Ritesman v. Pasha et al||19cv71-H-BMM-JTJ||MSJ filed 10/13/2020||Prisoner 8th Amendment sexual assault claims|
|Bretz v. U.S., et al||19cv73-BLG-SPW-TJC||Awaiting answer from U.S.||Non-Prisoner medical care/negligence|
|Maas v. City of Billings et al||19cv79-BLG-SPW-KLD||Discovery ends 10/19/20; Mtns due 12/18/20||Non-Prisoner defamation claims|
|Martinez v. Metzger, et al.||19cv93-BLG-TJC||Discovery due 12/18/20; Mtns due 1/15/21||Pretrial detainee 14th Amendment medical care claims at YCDF|
|Warner v. Hill, et al||19cv103-M-DLC-KLD||Discovery ends 11/13/20; Mtns due 12/11/20||Pre-trial detainee conditions claims against Montana State Hospital defendants|
|Reckley v. Village Health et al||19cv119-M-DLC-KLD||Matter proceeding on amended complaint||Non-Prisoner ADA/Rehabilitation Act claims|
|Gardner v. Missoula Cty, et al||19cv150-M-DLC-KLD||Motions due 3/19/21||Pretrial detainee 14th Amendment conditions claims at MCDF|
|Weeks v. Dr. Hurst, et al||20cv01-H-DLC-JTJ||Discovery due 3/11/21; Mtns due 4/9/21||Prisoner 8th Amendment medical care claim|
|Kinholt v. Pfister, et al||20cv21-H-JTJ||Motions due 12/18/20||Prisoner 1st Amendment retaliation claims|
** This chart is only current as of October 20, 2020. Please check PACER or contact the Court’s Pro Bono Coordinator email@example.com or 406-829-7122 for the most up to date case status.