Pro Bono

Committed to the philosophy that community service is part of the privilege of practicing law, Crowley Fleck has a long history of pro bono (meaning for the good of the community) legal service on behalf of low income and disadvantaged people in our communities.

In 1996, the firm took a unique step and joined a small handful of law firms in the United States by forming a full time in-house pro bono program. The program is staffed by an attorney with extensive experience in low income legal issues. Along with extensive administrative support, firm lawyers and paralegals contribute many additional hours of pro bono service to eligible clients.

The pro bono program provides free legal assistance on civil matters for eligible low income applicants. Applicants are screened for financial eligibility using federal poverty guidelines. Priority is given to family law, elder law, housing, guardianship and public benefit cases. The program does not provide assistance with any criminal law, bankruptcy or debtor/creditor cases. Because the firm receives hundreds of requests for assistance each year, cases are selected at the discretion of the program with services limited to available resources.

Anyone needing assistance may call the Billings office at 252-3441 or e-mail the program at


Pro Bono Newsletter – May 2019